Fash SAVVY Sheetal Mafatlal soothes your fashion woes
Glamazon industrialist Sheetal Mafatlal helps you stride forward fashionably.
I’m a new mother and as a consequence, I have no time for anything, especially to think about pulling an outfit together. But a new baby also means lots of visitors and I would at least like to look presentable. Can you share some tips on putting together simple combinations that don’t require too much thought or time?
— Neeta Yadav, Baroda
Congratulations to you and your family for your baby. The combination of simple and fuss-free dressing is what you need to follow for the next few grueling months. Leggings are the easiest option, yet trendy and totally in fashion when paired with an oversized sweatshirt and logo print canvas sliders. For a more dressed up look, opt for lacy palazzo pants or long tunics that are flattering but still cover all the areas that you want. Enjoy this phase, be comfortable but also effortlessly stylish.
I’m planning a trip to Morocco next month. Could you please give me some advice on what to pack?
— Purvi Goyal, Mumbai
Firstly, keep in mind that Morocoo, though liberal in certain areas, is also conservative in certain parts. So while walking around the bazaars, souks and sightseeing, I would recommend being slightly conservative. A scarf is the best travel accessory. It can be used to cover your hair while visiting a mosque, can also be wrapped around your head to shield you from the sun, or wrapped around your shoulders when the temperature drops in the evening. Flowing ensembles like kaftans, ankle-length skirts, dresses or pants will respect the country’s dress code and yet keep you comfortable.
I’m obsessed with the print on print trend. However, are there any dos and don’ts to keep in mind when pairing prints? And how much is too much?
— Nimisha Jain, Pune
How much is too much depends entirely on you. If you are confident, walk like you own the room and there’s no stopping you - you can literally pull anything off! The number one rule is to make your own rules, enjoy fashion and embrace it. Personally, I love bold colours and floral prints. But then one must not add more to the overall look. Keep it simple with nude heels; slick, straight hair or a high knot and let the outfit do the talking.