Striped and Solid (and a grain of my story)
Fashion and writing have been a part of my legacy ever since I discovered that inertia was a word (Physics has never been my forte though). While I can create a whole story on how my mother’s passion to read magazines is what stumbled me upon the glossy world of editorials, I landed in the magazine world quite unwittingly.
I was passionate about writing poetry which subsequently lead me to start a magazine to promote other young writers like me (considering I was only 15 when I started Miracle). The magazine world soon shifted my vision and interests, and I soon realised, that fashion was something that had ardently making a place in my heart throughout.
Well, before this story mutates into an epic, I’m going to subside it into a stash. Welcome to The Brown Spectacle, bubs! Lets style this blog, one Gucci mule-slipper at a time!
I’m going to start my posts with something very basic and something that has been in vogue evermore: stripes. Breton stripes, French stripes, pinstripes, broad stripes or vertical stripes, one or the other way, stripes have been a part of every closet. Through seasons and collections, stripes have evolved, metamorphosed or have simply matured the classic. Stripes, initially introduced as sailor stripes (navy blue and white horizontal stripes; a style that is stereotypically french), entered the clothing repertoire in the eighteenth century. In the twenty-first century, striped clothes is a staple part of every wardrobe, with its attached implication of comfort.
As for this post, I have paired up a Zarastriped knitwear with incorporation of pink colour at the ends of the sleeves which gives the traditional black and white stripes a spin-off and a more playful look. The pink gives a little colour to the outfit and a hint of energy to the outlook. I have paired the knitwear with a pair of solid black flared pants from Zara too which tie into a chic bow in the middle (bows is my personal styling ritual to swear by). The solid black colour of the pants adds an edge to the outfit which gives the outfit both a casual and a formal outlook. I’ve tucked in the knitwear which minimizes the widening effect of the horizontal stripes across the tummy. Stripes with a coloured bottom or vice-versa, will always give a formal edge to the outfit. Something inclined on a chic side.
So, that sums up my striped outfit.
Photography By: Prabhpreet Singh