By Fareeha Qayoom
ll the major style books advise you to first create your own inspiration board – this will help you plan the wardrobe of your dreams. Your style choices should allow you to express yourself. So in an idle moment today – I decided to create my own…
My personal Style statement
Be true to myself. Go my own way, do my own thing. Not interested in being a fashion victim.
I look for classic but casual silhouettes, comfortable, in a great fit, durable and timeless pieces which are low maintenance and no- brainer type of clothes that might sound expensive at first glance but last for years so actually provide great value for money.
I describe myself as a uniform dresser. I like to be comfortable and am not interested in making a splash or indeed a style statement – one of my friends (Aarzoo) described my style once “as a hippie-inspired and very bohemian”…when she met me for the first time, I was wearing this denim skirt (converted from my brother’s discarded jeans), a t-shirt and silver jewelry (rings, earrings, and necklace) and ballet flats.
No I don’t dress sloppy. My clothes are always clean, well pressed and neat. I just don’t mind wearing really old but much loved clothes or accessories, mixing them up with new stuff – some of my clothes like a black turtleneck sweater that has seen better days or one wedge heel gladiator shoes have been part of my wardrobe since the last fifteen years for example…
I always look for
Style Icons that inspire me (casual look)
My favorite stuff
Here’s a list of my favorite stuff in clothes and accessories…
Wardrobe staples that I keep mixing and matching all the year round for work and leisure
Prefer drop earrings, necklaces, rings, toe rings and anklets, am not terribly attracted to bangles and bracelets. For belts, I have quite a collection going from basic leather belts to even a couple of bling, bling ones…
My Inspiration Board