StyleMe goodies

Did I tell you about Styleme? Neha Patodia, the pretty face behind it, is a regular at the Swasta Ani Masta garage sales. There’s lots of great stuff on her site and here’s how I would wear some of it.

The two-face dress.

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Things I love:
1. The deep colour and smudged damask-esque pattern.
2. The versatility.
3. POCKETS!
4. The shoulders have tiny shoulder pads that make the sleeves puff.
5. Simplicity. I like one-point professionalism. I could wear this on the train and shrug on a blazer if I have to step out for an interview.

My doubts:
1. I have broad shoulders so am wary of shoulder details.
2. The length seemed too short for work.

Excuse the blurred photo. But you get the picture, no?

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So it turns out, puff sleeves don’t make me look like a footballer. This dress wipes away my fear of feminine things — I usually feel like Alice after the lengthening potion when I wear anything with frills and bows. If I just slip the Naturalizer wedges under this, I could stride into office.

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If I was in a meeting, I would wear this shorter, three-fourth sleeved blazer from Zara. I like how proper and prissy this is look is. This outfit should be heading power brunches.

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This is how I would wear it if I was low on energy and wanted to fool the universe. I like ’70s style longer blazers, especially if they are just a few inches short of the dress. This blazer is vintage Missoni, and linen. With satchel, I would be the cynical and mean newspaper girl. Cast me, Allen.

A lot of what I like on Styleme is predictably silk. Like this top.

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Confession: I have been curious about how a one-shoulder style will look on me, given the footballer situation I have going up there. The sleeve balances broad shoulders and the bubble hem gives paunches a place to hide. I am wearing this with my Mango skinnies and I DO look slimmer than usual.

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It also has this caplet which can rescue a jeans+spaghetti situation.