Why mix and match?
W ITH the words ‘recession’ and ‘meltdown’ becoming a part of conversation everywhere, people are cutting back on several expenses. But real fashionstas know their way around all such block? Looking trendy doesn’t necessarily involve spending a bomb on your clothes, says model Rachel Bayros. “I’m not a brand-conscious person. I mix and match, creating my own style statement. The trend of pairing branded clothes with ethnic wear is quite popular now,” she says.
Model Mugdha Godse feels cutting back on expenses is more of a psychological thing. “India hasn’t been hit too badly but people still tend to subconsciously make an effort to go easy on expenses, which could mean buying three branded items instead of five,” she says. “I like picking up ethnic stuff. There are so many great handloom collections which aren’t cheap but add a quirky look, ” adds Mughda.
Designer Anand Kabra had once said that one gets more wears out of a wardrobe if you know how to mix and match smartly. Clothes can be made to look different by just some smart teeming and accessories. And he advices all “sets and matching-matching” kind of people to look beyond and get experimental.
Designer Raj Shroff says there’s no denying the fact that people will cut down on their expenses. “They’ll end up being choosy about what they buy,” he said. It sure is making people buy clothes from which they will get many more wears than one statement dress that costs a bomb.