Where has the time gone? It’s November already, and we’re heading into the depths of winter in a mere thirty days or so. Now, what better way to brighten up hump day – Wednesday, the dreary mid-week grim day – than by wearing bright yellow paired with a complementary scarf in black, white and red to tie in the black tights, bag and shoes.
Blackfive yellow jumper / Arati devasher clockwork red and black scarf / Marks and Spencer jeggings / Allhq heels / Jimmy Choo shoulder bag / Brandts Jewellery twig rings /
Having worn my current knee-high boots for five autumn and winter seasons, it’s time to look for a new pair. That got me thinking about what to pair with a great pair of boots, and the ultimate for autumn (or fall if you’re in the Americas) is a shift dress with bright lipstick and a universally versatile silk scarf.
Alexander Wang dress / Jimmy Choo boots / StyleMoi ring / BH Cosmetics lipstick / Arati Devasher geometric scarf / Essie nailpolish
It can be really depressing when you have an office job and need to decide what to wear to work on a Monday, especially in a job that requires you to wear ‘formal’ clothes. That doesn’t mean you can’t be stylish, or that you must wear one of those (in my opinion) hideous ‘women’s suits’. Dress simply in a black dress, tights and oxfords. Add simple jewellery that doesn’t make too much of a statement. Add a great looking leather bag. The final touch for a bit of colour and classic style is a scarf that goes well with your bag, and well manicured nails. Dressing well is going to make you feel great about having to start the work week after a fabulous weekend.
dress, tights and shoes by Cos t by Weekday / ceramic earrings by Oei Ceramics on Etsy / garnet ring by Naomi Tracz Jewellery / nailpolish by Essie / bagby Rebecca Minkoff / scarf by Arati Devasher
Wondering how to wear monochrome stripes with accessories? Styling a statement necklace in a bold colour can make your outfit pop. Just add black accessories with one accent colour theme running through the rest. Don’t amp up the makeup, just let the clothes speak.
Marc Jacobs crossover stripe dress / Arati Devasher green Murano bead necklace / Antica Murrina blue Murano glass drop earrings / Nars makeup / Eddie Borgo velvet shoulder bag / Christian Loboutin black pumps
When you’re invited to a formal event, be it a black tie dinner or a corporate event, it’s easy to just wear a little black dress. But when the little black dress is this delicate, feminine and unique, that’s a guarantee you’ll make an impact and be memorable as the most elegant lady in the room. Paired with a stunning statement pendant and gold accessories, it’s a knockout outfit.
David Koma crossed over dress / Arati Devasher crystal pendant necklace / Lord & Taylor ball stud earrings / Trish Mcevoy false lashes / Charlotte Tilbury dolce vita lip kit / Christian Louboutin gold heels / Yves St Laurent gold clutch bla
Pink is so often given a bad rep, and it really doesn’t have to be ‘only for blondes’ or for ‘girly girls’. Wear it in your own way, and it can create a fashion statement without turning you into a cliche.
Wear pink with panache! Make it casual chic by wearing the Arati Devasher pink Birdies scarf with black… polkadot trousers, a tank top, and a chunky cuff, topped off with sleek patent Oxfords. The pink lip accents the colour and means you’re wearing it – it’s not wearing you.
Zara vest top / Arati Devasher Birdies scarf / Zara polkadot trousers / Popmap.com oxford shoe / CumiDesigns on Etsy cuff bracelet / BH Cosmetics liquid lipstick