Style Resolutions for 2015 | feat. Noble Faith

31.12.14



What I've always hated about the dawn of a new year is the dreaded "what are your resolutions for the year". While I've never been one to set goals for myself or my career or my body like I see many others do so, this year I decided to go down a different route. Instead of planning to lose my excess weight or go to bed at a reasonable hour, I decided I needed my own style resolutions for the year. So every day, when I dress up, I'm going to follow these thoroughly. These style resolutions are completely subjective as well as open to interpretations as my style is probably different from yours, even though we might have the same dress, so I'm not going to be telling you to wear crop tops and more bodycon dresses!
Talking about clothes, featured in this post, is Noble Faith, a newly launched brand that exclusively retails on Myntra. So all the clothing you will see is either already available or will be soon in January. The brand is very decently priced and and is a mix of commercial meets high street.  For inquiries about a particular garment you cannot find on the website, you can always connect with them on Facebook and they will help you with it.

Great news is, Myntra is also holding a major end of season sale or as they're calling it 'end of reason sale'on the 3rd and 4th of January with jaw dropping deals that are so amazingly good, that you don't need to reason with your self. So with the dawn of the New Year, and with the excuse of acquiring a newer wardrobe, you don't need any other incentive, reason or excuse to indulge and shop for 2015!


PAY ATTENTION TO BASICS, ESPECIALLY THE NOT SO BASIC ONES.


Basics. Denims. White Shirts. Nude pumps. Black blazer. Tan satchel. An LBD.  Aren't those supposed to be all basics? Well somewhat. Basics are usually what you as an individual would wear daily or more often. This of course depends from each lifestyle to each profession. My basics are definitely denims - which I like wearing on a regular day and pencil fitted/midi fitted skirts - which I prefer when it comes to going to events and other work related things and also ballet flats - because in between heels, I like to give my feet a little bit of rest. 
Alliteration aside, basically my basics are things that I find most versatile in my wardrobe that can be easily worn as they are or paired up with another garment without any further thought. My latest basic is the crop top because I love wearing them over a pencil skirt or a pair of high waist jeans. For this look I went a little more experimental with my basics and added a pair of black culottes which are sure to become my newer basics, because they are really flattering and easy to style. I also stayed clear of any accessories, and kept it basic, and added a dash of colour with my shoes.
*Sorry for over-using the word "basics"*





DON'T SHY AWAY, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO TAKING RISKS.



Fashion has it's drawbacks and can be too bold for many. Skirts can be too short, necklines can be too deep, and each of us are shy when it comes to some trends or a particular style. We might be under the impression that a certain cut might make us look bigger than we already are, or a person of a certain age should not be wearing a certain style, and each of us have our reservations. But then again, fashion is also a kind of expressive art and it takes courage to pull out what's in the inside and put it on the outside.
While it's already been established that sequins for the day are totally alright you still do not see many ladies walking around in sequined garments, save for a few embroideries or surface textures on fancy tee or dresses? So while in a festive mood, I made it my business to go out during the day in a sequin shift, to scout for new places to shoot and get a dose of my favourite yummy yogurt. Do the stares make me uncomfortable? Of course they do, but I'm sure I'll build up the courage to walk up to those people with my visiting card and a "if you like what you see, you should visit my blog". Maybe next time. But for now channeling a disco ball in broad daylight will do.



ALWAYS TRY TO MAKE A STATEMENT


It doesn't matter where you're going, whether it's grocery shopping, or to your classes or even shopping, it doesn't hurt to make a statement and leave an impact. How do you do that? With the right clothing (read the quirkier the better) as well as the accessories you put together. Most women love their statement jeweled necklaces and chandelier earrings. While some like to stack their wrists. Others pay more attention to their shoes, while few others to their bags. My go to statement is always my arm parties or my neckpieces. Or sometimes when I wear a dress that's on a more simpler side or denims and a tee, I wear my big Aztec wedges or my studded sneaker wedges instead of just regular shoes. 
However when it comes to dressing up for a party, I prefer going a little bolder, when it comes to clothing, and I'll always make sure to wear a print that makes head turns or a colour that works equally well, like this red bodycon dress. Paired with a statement accessory or two and topped off with a pair of heels, there's no way you can go wrong.



DON'T FEEL ASHAMED TO SEEK INSPIRATION!


To all those people whose pictures I've pinned in my boards, for inspiration, this one goes out to you. Thank you for being a source of inspiration and not letting the fire in my head die completely, and giving me conceptual ideas for all my looks and outfits. I've come across a few bloggers who have said they don't really need to research their looks, and while that's good for them, I still believe that research is needed. Whether it's spending hours on Pinterest, or stalking your favourite bloggers or checking out the latest designer collections on Style.com from beauty to details to backstage, how else will you know what's new? Or what's popular? And who's wearing what?
Each look I've worn here, has their own board on pinterest, because I think research is good, especially when trying to cater to a large audience. 80% of my inspiration is from Pinterest, the other 20 is a mix from pop culture or from visiting other blogs and a small percentage from magazines. That being said, for this particular look, I was mainly inspired by my Vintage board on Pinterest and decided a polka dress and polka cat eye sunnies were perfect.




BE YOURSELF.


I obviously saved the best and the most cliched one for last. In a sea of inspiration, it's easy to get lost and be part of the herd. Standing out is a bit difficult, when almost everyone else is doing the same thing. That's why it's important to always be yourself. It's more inspiring to be you, than trying to be someone else. You have your likes and dislikes and your weaknesses. My weakness is animal prints. Ever since Shania Twain came out with her "That don't impress me much" single, I've been attracted to the print. Now, whenever a friend or a family member sees anything that's with animal print, they immediately think of me or say "that's so you". Most of my gifts come to me like that!
So when the twin-set trend took over, this year, I didn't really jump onto the bandwagon, because I was not wowed by the floral or checked separates I saw. Some very quirky, some were plain and simple but I stayed away from the trend (even though I actually own a floral twin set, but I wear them as separates) till I met a twin set that I actually loved and was ME. Say hello to this beautiful pink leopard print set that is now my favourite.


Denim crop top, black gauchos, sequin shift, red dress, polka dot maxi, pink leopard blouse and skirt: All c/o Noble Faith, available exclusively at Myntra

Coral sandals: Shoe Mart, Dubai | Wedges and bracelets: Forever 21 | Blue backpack and rose tinted round sunnies : Hill Road | Belt: Forever New | 
Bag: c/o Bata | Neckpiece: Thrifted | Heels: La Judi, Hill Road | Polka sunnies: Dolce & Gabanna c/o Shadestation.co.uk | bracelets: thrifted | 
Heels: Stever Madden | Cat Bag: H&M | Sunnies: Forever 21 | Belt: Motivi, Milan, | Neckpiece : Mawi x Koovs | Bracelet: c/o Kazo | Heels : Steve Madden


Don't forget to take advantage of the sale at Myntra and score some goodies from Noble Faith and various other exciting labels.


*EDIT*


This post got featured in Independent Fashion Blogger's Link a la Mode, my 4th time for all the posts from December only, and I feel truly blessed to start a new year with this honour. Thank you for the wonderful year and here's to many more exciting posts and future collaborations.

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4 Comments so far

  1. Such wonderful resolutions to take; especially the risk one - I'm sure 2015 will be a fab one !
    xo

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  2. So agree with all!!! Happy 2015!!!

    Love,
    Ritcha
    www.RitchStyles.com

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  3. Wonderful resolutions! This is definitely a year for taking more risks :)

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  4. Love everything about this! Go you! Happy New Year! :D

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