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On my Lips- L’Oreal Paris Collection Star in Blake, Jacket- Zara, Shirt- Only, Faux Leather leggings- Forever21, Watch- Marc Jacobs, Bracelets- Miss Flurrty, Shoes- Zara, Bag- Dvf
There are certain staples in my wardrobe that help transform routine outfits into second glance ones! Any one who is keen on creating a stylish wardrobe needs to have their basics in place. A pair of well fitted blue jeans, a basic white button down, a grey V-neck tee and a denim jacket would be the first few on my check list. And once you have these in place, start snatching the Fancy Basics! Fancy basics is not a fashion term with any hidden agenda but just exactly what it means. So for example, get a pair of Faux leather leggings or pants to accompany your regular black skinny jeans or add a bright blazer to accompany the classic denim jacket. This outfit is made up of my most worn fancy basics. A simple cream button down can work with almost any outfit but I added a pair of faux leather leggings and a printed over sized coat with some simple black suede pumps. To create a clash of prints, I threw on my mini leopard print sling! All these 5 pieces can be mixed and matched with so many other basics or even trendy pieces to create innumerable looks. These fancy basics will amp up your daily ensembles without actually putting in any extra effort!
Make-up wise, a red lip is definitely a fancy basic! I think it works like a magic wand to brighten some rather dull outfits or glam up any basic outfit. These new Collection Star Pure Reds by L’Oreal Paris have definitely added all shades of  the charming hue to my collection. If you, like me adore a saturated matte lip, these are just the lipsticks for you! Although the finish of these lipsticks is matte, they are super hydrating and don’t dry your lips. However, if you are going to flaunt one these hues, make sure to scrub your lips before you swipe these on. The sleek black packaging with the lipstick colour displayed on the side makes it easier to store them and instantly find the colour I need. These 7 shades consist of  a glamorous burgundy, a retro red, a classic red, a bright orange, a funky fuschia and two more variations of pink! Each shade is created keeping each of their brand ambassadors in mind.  My favourite is definitely the classic red which is also the colour named after Blake Lively.It’s the perfect red for Indian skin tones. Head over to my Instagram to see swatches of these because I’ve been wearing almost all of them as soon as I have a chance to. Don’t forget to swatch these when you’re at a beauty store next because I can bet you will find your new fancy basic!

(Images by Jaina Kumar)