Whoever said “Prints shall never be mixed” is probably hiding in a save because print mixing is here to stay and fashionistas everywhere are searching aggressively online to look for ways to make their print mixing game stronger. Here are a couple of tips for you to make your print mixing journey easier!
1) Classics are forever
In the solid world, the little black dress (LBD) is known to be a closet staple for every fashionably savvy woman. In the print world however, stripes, animal print and polka dots are the staples which come in handy and can pretty much be paired with any other print family.
2) What happens in the print family stays in the print family
Prints that belong to the same family (Checks, florals, stripes, abstract) go well together and make print mixing much easier. For example: You can pair small checks with bigger checks without looking like a psychedelic artwork.
3) Color wise
To avoid disturbing the visual balance and looking like the color-wheel exploded on you, mix darker colors with lighter ones.
4) It’s all fun and games
Now that you know the basics, go and have some print mixing fun. However, please do keep it mind that mixing prints is all about having some funky fun and making a statement. There’s no one way to make this a hit every single time and mixing prints is an art one really masters through trial and error. So go out mix some prints and don’t forget to have fun while doing it!
Cannes 2018: Mahira Khan embodies vogue and empowerment at the event
I’m sure you must have heard our homegirl Mahira who is also one of the brand ambassadors of Lux is representing Pakistan hard at Cannes unless you’ve been spending too much time under a rock. From her floor-grazing black gown at the main event to a chic pants-to-inspire behind-the-scenes looks, Mahira’s fashion vogue game is giving A-listers from Hollywood and Bollywood serious competition. Mahira is the first Pakistani woman to grace the red carpet at Cannes and show a side of the country less known to the rest of the world.
While the international media is saturated with rather extremist imagery and perception of Pakistan, Mahira’s attendance at one of the most prestigious events in the entertainment industry, marks for a new decade in the history of Pakistan and further rolls the wheel of feminism in the subcontinent. Pakistan as a country, is so much more than violence and extremism and Mahira is there to show the world that we are #highfashion as our neighbours. Cheers to representation!
Here are our favourite 5 looks that Mahira pulled off at the grand event!
Up your khussa game
If you’re a khussa lover and you know it, come sit with us! Pumps, wedges, flip-flops come and go but for some girls (like me!) khussas are and will always be our one true love. So here it is, my fresh from the oven list of 5 pages that can help you add that seasonal oomph to your khussa collection.
With a following of 195,316, SNF is clearly a secret Khussa Lovers United meeting place. From drool-worthy traditional khussas to metallics to denim to glittery ones, if you’re a khussa lover the variety on this page will make you cry tears of joy.
Price range: Low to medium
If you’re a girl on the go and like your khussas to be all understated yet glam, Mojari is the place, I mean page for you. With a huge variety of metallic khussa-peeptoe hybrids, plain khussas and minimally painted khussas, this place is for girls who like their shoes versatile.
Price: Low to Medium
Bonus: Regular discounts!
If you’re someone who is hopelessly in love with all things that scream ‘shahi’ and often daydream about you being a subcontinental princess (we all do, don’t fight it!), Episode 09 should be new khussa haven. Even though they have a variety of designs and colours for the lovers of minimalism, it’s their traditional khussas that have us coming back for more and more because of their seriously regal flair. Pair it with a traditional peshwas or mix things up with a tee and jeans and extraordinary blingy khussas, your call!
Price: Medium – High
Minimally designed and tastefully embellished are the terms that come to mind when we talk about Chapter 13. The online brand has managed to carve a niche of its own in a market that offer plethora of options when it comes to footwear. If you’re someone who doesn’t like to #twinit with anyone and are looking for something different (in a good way), check out Chapter 13.
Price: Medium – High
Pakistani Khussa House
From truck art to digitally printed to heavily embellished ones, there a khussa for everyone on Pakistani Khussa House. Imagine your trusted khussa wala finally offering online service and voila you have Pakistani Khussa House. However, most if not all of their designs are leaning towards the desi side of the spectrum, so if you’re looking for something that doesn’t scream ‘look at me’, this page is not for you.
Price: Low – Medium