All Posts By Prajakta Sarmalkar

A Guide to Buying Business Suits

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When it comes to building a good business wear wardrobe, a top-notch classic suit forms the foundation. While one can purchase a suit of decent quality without breaking the bank, think of this purchase as an investment in your career and allocate a fairly handsome budget for your buy. To make the most of your buy, take note of ...

7 ways to socialise at a party

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Anxious. Nervous. Tense. Most of us associate these words with socialising at a gathering or party. We tend to become self-conscious and worried and usually find ourselves alone in one corner of the room. Although not all of us can be social butterflies, we can surely learn to enjoy ourselves and be confident in social situations ...

Winter Wardrobe 101

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Winters in India are playful, it’s cold in the morning and hot in the afternoon. It’s warm one day and cool to cold the next. While creating a winter clothing capsule you need to start the wardrobe audit process with an all-season wearability in mind. Versatile separates with year-round use are your best bet. Here's what you should consider while ...

To trend or not?

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Trends in fashion often highlight extreme colours, textures and patterns, and they promote design lines and shapes that are relatively acute in some direction or size - very wide or narrow, extremely long or short, exceptionally fitted or loose, intense or austere colours, exaggerated or muted textures etc.  Off-the-shoulder tops and dresses, crop tops, jumpsuits, quirky prints, joggers, bold stripes etc. ...

When, Where And How To Flaunt Your Leather Jackets This Winter

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Leather jackets have typically been associated with bikers or rockstars because of their rugged and dominant characteristics, but not any more. Jackets crafted from leather have become a wardrobe essential, and owning one is a matter of pride. You can go so far as to say a wardrobe is incomplete without a leather piece. However wearing a leather jacket can ...

3 Festive Makeup Tricks to Flaunt at Work this Diwali

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The days to Diwali is a magical time, filled with the anticipation of festivities. Little wonder even workwear rules are tweaked to make way for celebrations. Festive dressing is incomplete without the right makeup. Few things signal a special occasion during duty hours better than eye shadow and a fab hairdo. Here are a few ...

How To Dress Up For Work On Diwali

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There’s no better time than Diwali to bring out your traditional finery bright colours and rich fabrics. But what about Diwali celebrations at work? What works at social gatherings may not necessarily ace your workwear style quotient. You want to add a festive touch to your look, without overdressing. Here are a few looks you ...

Extra Cool: How To Accessorise Your Formal Outfits

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Accessories are like armour for your style. No matter what your outfit, the right set of accessories adds a unique exclamation to every ensemble. Whether you love dressing up or like to keep things easy, these extra elements can add variety and individuality to every look. Wearing accessories for formal occasions, especially work, can be ...

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Visual Play: How to Use Optical Illusion For Your Body Type

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Did you think optical illusions just made for eye-churning gifs and puzzles? They can also do a mean job of camouflaging body variations make something look quite different than it really is. While celebrities like Kate Winslet and Keira Knightley have often been spotted in illusion ensembles, this isn’t just a red carpet trend. The ...

Make Your Point: Tips and Tricks For Great Presentations

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Powerpoint presentations are the most powerful and effective way of idea representation today. Used across varied business and work environs, there are certain guidelines to follow if you want to ensure a flawless presentation. As the main presenter, your appearance should be receptive and look the part. Here’s what to do. Handling a Presentation Know your ...

Cocktail Hour: Party Etiquette and Checklist

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Think cocktail parties and what comes to mind—most likely, it’s a portrait of elegant ladies and gentlemen mingling over cocktails (naturally) and exotic hors d’oeuvres. Whether it’s The Great Gatsby or the endless soirees that occupy Page 3 columns of daily newspapers, cocktail parties are associated with luxury and celebrations. But these occasions can also ...

Style Trip: Essential Rules for International Business Travellers

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Today we live in a small world connected by a glocal outlook, the Internet, and multi-national business liasons. For many a new-age professional, the world is truly a playground dominated by travel across the globe. While international business trips can enhance your skills and leadership abilities, not to mention see more of the world, it’s ...

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Sartorial Value: How to Enhance the Life of your Clothes

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How people perceive you is often influenced by your appearance. Looks aren’t everything, but dressing well is no less than social etiquette. In order to enhance your appearance, it is imperative to maintain the value of your clothes and taking proper care of them. Your clothes are akin to investments–prolong their life and you will ...

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