Cash Is Tight but A Girl’s Gotta Look Good!

Let's get straight to the point here, shall we?

2021’s start was surely not how we expected it to be, and that’s okay because we don’t always get what we expect.

Lesson #234 that the previous year taught us.

But here’s to making your February a bit better, a little inspiration for you to get in the mood for dressing up--with a little help from the OGs, of course!

Take style notes from the uber talented Alishay Adnan and the fashion maestro Mehek Saeed, as they battle it out to create head turning looks this season; all the while supporting “it doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg to pull-off a vogue worthy” look.

What to wear to a casual lunch?

Look 1

Leave it to Mehek Saeed to school us on how to amp up a casual lunch look with just a few styling tweaks. Here she is seen pairing our digital printed khaddar jacket with tonal pants and blocked heels. One trend expert rave about is having a single statement making piece in your entire outfit. Creating a comprehensive look centered around that one piece makes your job a lot easier. That is exactly what Mehek has achieved oh-so effortlessly. With minimal styling and the right color contrasts she has made sure that our eyes stay focused on the STAR of the show - the khaddar jacket.

Look 2

Monochrome is always a good idea. Alishay Adnan takes the not-so-basic basic monochrome look to another level by adding print and pearls. For a casual luncheon with her friends, she styles her khaddar jacket with monochrome solids. To add subtle chic details to her overall look, Alishay wears pearls earrings and a contrasting white & red mini bag. With the mini bag being the next big thing (pun intended), we all are certainly on board this new trend!

An evening spent in is an evening well spent!

Winter is hands down a fashionista’s favorite season. For reasons we all know too well: winter season is LAYERING SEASON. (Can you sense the excitement?) Next task on hand our two beloved fashion gurus was creating looks for an evening in! With the pandemic yet to subside, it's smart to stay in then to step out.

Look 1

Alishay chose a fall-inspired color palette for creating this look. She opted for a front open cardigan from the latest Salt Winter Wear Collection and paired it with shades of rust and brown from head to toe. Tonal dressing is one of the top trends of the season and honestly, we are HERE for it! Creating styles by mixing up patterns and hues from the same family of color result in coherent looks that are a visual treat. Don't forget to add an element of bling here and there once in a while.

Pro tip: After your smile your hair is your best accessory, so wear it well. ALWAYS!

Look 2

Whether it's a zebra clutch, cheetah pumps, or a leopard coat, animal print is the hottest trend for fall! So, naturally Mehek had to incorporate that in one of her looks. Presenting you a cheetah print pull-over high-neck sweater from our latest edit! It's chic, it's comfy and a definite must-have for your winter wardrobe. Styling it with a plain belt, black suede pumps and black cropped bell bottoms is one way to go about it. You can always think of other unique ways to style it up! Make it your own.

Another reason we absolutely love the winter season is - Daytime Nikkah events!

To adhere to SOP’s, festive gatherings have become limited throughout the country. Whether we like it or not big fat Pakistani weddings have now become intimate outdoor events with limited gatherings. With this shift in the scale of events obviously we had to tone down how we dressed up for them.

Look 1

Our first look features Alishay Adnan styling our golden, royal maisuri shirt with embroidery and hand work, perfect for a daytime Nikkah event. Pairing it with a pearl laden tulip shalwar and a contrasting choker, Alishay definitely levels up her style game! You can always finish the look off with either your favorite stilettos or a pair of bedazzled khussas. The #trending soft glam look will go perfectly with this outfit as well.

Style tip: Accessories can make or break your entire look.

Look 2

A trend that you can never go wrong with is BOLD lips. Mehek Saeed pulls off a stunning daytime look with an unexpected black outfit! Seems like an unusual combination but it works! Day time events don't come with neutrals only dress code. You can step out of the box and try darker colors as well. And the luxurious velvet is always a winner for winters. Mehek looks stunning in this all-black look with Ideas intricately embroidered velvet shirt with exquisite handwork. If you feel like it might be getting too dull for you, you can always add an extra oomph with gold heels and gold accessories. Just the right amount of pizzazz you need to uplift your mood and your outfit!

This concludes our little lesson on fashion! These are just some of the ways you can style each piece. However, you can always add a personal touch to these looks, giving your inner diva a chance to shine. Here's a montage of all the looks mentioned in the blog. Hope you feel inspired to get up and dress up!