Vogue Your Work Up!

Vogue your work up- Rupika Chopra

Work in Style never goes out of fashion:

Grey is a cool, neutral and a balanced colour. It is mostly associated with formal, professional, classic, elegant and sophisticated dressing. It is a timeless colour that reflects maturity and responsibility. It often is associated with being a boring colour. That is where the magic of great cuts and design come into play. No matter how boring the colour Grey is …..it can look interesting when worn with some flair.

This is one of my favourite dress that can be worn to work, mostly with a well cut black jacket on. This dress is classy and chic and grey adds seriousness to the look. The belt gives it a statement and makes the ensemble perfect for a whole day at work. You can wear this dress to a conference or a work lunch/ dinner meeting. Vogue your work up - Rupika Chopra

I am simply in love with the different shades of grey. Infact a lighter toned dress, or a skirt/ pants worn with a white shirt look super elegant and decorous. I love the fact that we can wear this colour in summer and winter exquisitely. During winter you can wear a pair of black stockings with any well fitted grey dress and look discerning.Vogue your work up - Rupika Chopra

So add some spark with the way you wear this neutral shade because grey is here to stay!!! And who says Grey is boring ………We all love shades of grey 🙂 !!!

Dress: Zara, Shoes : Cole Haan, Belt : Hermes

Spot me if you can!

Polka Folka - Rupika Chopra

Polka Folka:

The word Polka is derived from the Polish for the “Polish woman”. Polka dots are so feminine. Today when we wear them we inherit and embrace the legacy from the women who have worn them before us.

America’s love affair with the Polka dot began in 1926, when Miss America was photographed in a polka dot swimsuit. Shortly after, 1928, Disney introduced its cartoon darling “Minnie Mouse” wearing a red polka dot dress and a matching bow. And then, there was no looking back ….polka dots became the next big thing in the fashion scenario. Throughout the 1930’s polka dotted dresses appeared in stores nipped in ribbons and bows. And of course we all cannot forget the sexy damsel Marilyn Monroe in the polka dotted bikini, which lead to the creation of the HIT SONG of all times – “Itsby Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini – By Brian Hyland.

There is surely a nostalgia associated with the polka dots and they communicate a playful femininity and girlishness. Polka dots speak for themselves. When worn, they describe the mood and personality of a person. Polka Folka - Rupika Chopra

A cute polka dotted dress is perfect for a date 🙂 …….I love the magic of bows on it too.  However, my look is different from a polka dress to a fun and sexy style from the 80s. I love the loose polka top with these shimmery comfortable stretchy pants. Combined with each other they ooze an intriguing vibe. I smoked my eyes up as they add so much character to my attire. These pointed stilettos add an edge to the entire ensemble. Wear a watch or a cool bracelet to perk it up.

Try this look out for a nice fun evening or a party. I am sure you will leave your mark !!!Polka Folka - Rupika Chopra

Top: Zara ,Pants : Bebe, Shoes – Cole Haan 

Havana, ooh na na!

Havana ooh na na - Rupika Chopra

Flower Power 🙂

I woke up feeling super excited about what I was going to post today for you all because flower power is my treasured oomph for summer. Flowers are a symbol of beauty. Women irrespective of age or origin are enraptured by their very presence. They make us feel feminine and beautiful.

Floral prints originated in the East i.e in China in the 12th century. They then travelled to the west from the Orient and Asian countries. In the middle ages, the traders from the East brought beautiful silks printed with exotic flower designs to Europe and sold them at very high prices, which only the rich could afford at that time. It was undoubtedly a symbol of royalty to adorn them.

But in the 21st century we are fortunate to have access to hundreds of designs and colours. Floral prints have taken over the global fashion scene prodigally. To name more than a few brands like D&G, Gucci, Libertine, Ports, Balenciaga, Carolina Herrera, Lanvin, Alberta Ferrati etc. have revived the lush of “Flower power”.

Havana Oh na na - Rupika Chopra

I mentioned in my previous blog that this summer is all about colour 🙂 and we all are keen as mustard, to experiment with it all.  Brands like Zara never lag behind to provide us with affordable fashion options as well. So here is my look for this week – It is chic, vibrant, eye-catching, stimulating and more…….The mix of warm colours like RED, YELLOW AND ORANGE evoke warmth and energy. It emits cheerfulness, emotion, passion, focus and comfort.

My outfit is fun on the top and subtle at the bottom with a hint of orange on my feet. I chose to wear a “White Linen” high waisted trouser with it. White is soothing and it is bringing a beautiful balance with the colours on my cotton silk flowery shirt. Its almost adding composure to my being. Flower Power - Rupika Chopra

I am wearing a pair of orange heels to keep the hues going for a fine equilibrium. This outfit can be worn to a lunch or a sundowner. You can also wear a high waisted white, yellow or even a black short or a long flowy skirt with this knotted shirt. That will look cool at a beach party too.

So go add some power with those pretty flowers 🙂 And don’t forget to smell good…. girl!!!

Outfit : Zara  ,Earings : Givenchy, Necklace: Givenchy, Heels : Zara, Glasses : Dior

A Dip in Yellow!

A Dip In Yellow - Rupika Chopra

Hello Mango:)

Summer is all about colour, flowers, sunshine and vibrance. And Yes! I am only getting hungry for more colour in my closet. A few months ago, I was shooting with a  very sweet photographer friend, Mark Bennington. He looked at my wardrobe and said, “girl…… you need to add some colour in that collection….. Some tint will bring more joy into your life.” How sweet was that !! But its absolutely true!! I have been told by so many people that I look good, but I mostly dress up in the monochromes.

And yeah….. I have evolved from that space and decided to go all yummy with the HUES. Happy tints change the vibe of a personality…….It brightens you up!!

Yellow is a warm colour which often evokes feelings of happiness, optimism and energy. So why wait to add some sunshine in your life:)

A dip is yellow - Rupika Chopra

This summer look is all about fun!! This dress suits my body type a lot, as I am athletic. So anyone who is fit and well toned will look super in this dress because this colour makes your curves visible and how! It is casual and the orange belt makes it perky.  This dress can we worn to a fun lunch and yet stand out. It is comfortable and stretchy, that makes it easy to laze around. You can wear flat peep toes or a nice pair of beige wedge heels with it. Experiment with different colour footwear, depending on the colour of the belt you choose to wear and accessorise yourself accordingly. I have kept the look minimalistic. You can complete the look with a nice sling bag, a cute clutch or a tote.

Wear your best Sunblock and do not forget to carry your UPF Ultraviolet Protection Factor Hat.

Smell good, Stay In Bliss ….with that Yellow……..Miss! A dip in my yellow dress - Rupika Chopra

Outfit : H&M, Hat : John Lewis, Peep Toes : Zara, Belt: Hermes, Sunglasses – Dior

Photograph  – Mehak Khorana

Colour my Stripes!

Colour my Stripes - Rupika Chopra

The Vibrant Stripes: 🙂

I tried two kinds of looks with this outfit –

a) Casual – I made it casual for the day by wearing an orange colour belt and made it fun and relaxed with  white peep toe flat footwear and a cool summer hat. 🙂 Hats add much character to the look and they also help us protect our face from the UV rays. Please grab a good quality Hat which is UPF Protected. UPF refers to the Ultraviolet Protection Factor. Hats have increasingly become incorporated with fabrics and weaves that produce this Sun Protection Quality. I always believe in Quality over Quantity rules the game!! So grab a good one!!

I grabbed these pants as soon as I saw them in a store in Bangkok. I love the cool vibrant  look the colour green adds to it. White and black stripes always stand out but colour takes it a notch above!! This summer, I want to play with all colours. Just imagine an orange, yellow or a red stripe instead of green on these pants – even those will be refreshing. Different colour tops can be worn with it i.e white, green, black and of course you can wear an orange or a red top if the stripe was of that colour on these pants.

In the day don’t forget to wear your best SPF 50 with the Hat. You can choose to embellish accessories on your neck and hands but I chose to keep it cool without wearing any. But a watch is perfect idea in the day.

So Perk your wardrobe up and get colourful in your Stripe……I mean Stride……!!! 🙂

b) Bold and Semi Formal

In the second look I changed my style and made it apt for dinner with accessories and a nude pair of heels. Changed the colour of my belt from orange to black, as the colour black gives the outfit more power for the evening. You can also wear a black pair of stilettos and look sharper. Carry a black evening bag to complete the look.

And don’t forget to always smell good and soulfully shine within for that glow on your lovely face. Cheers!!

 

IMG_8936Top – Zara, Pants – TOPSHOP Earrings – Givenchy, Neck piece – Nikki Lissoni, Belt – Hermes, Heels – YSL