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Style Encyclopedia: Power Pairing

141033766_421863808928789_659981359628626706_nAisha Rao

Co-ordinated sets are no longer the byword for bland. As we learnt the much-needed lesson on longevity last year, we’re counting on the small luxuries like a wardrobe with no woes. And there’s no better formula than ‘power pairing’ to attain a polished look in an instant! How so? Sets are super-easy; they take the guesswork out of putting a look together. From trendy conceptually co-ordinated looks to skilful mixing and matching, a well-paired look can be your claim to fame. Here are the best ways to find yourself a perfect match.

Clashing print and textures

shivan narreshShivan & Narresh

You heard it here: A clash of prints and textures will always be cool. Shake up your dressing routine with experimental pairings. Shivan & Narresh create an unconventional match with print, sheer fabric and textured trims to stay coordinated with the statement. Ace designer Anamika Khanna champions this maximalist trend with a mix of busy patterns and heavy embellishments.

106455406_313730123095387_4546985041866108297_nAnamika Khanna

Master of mix-and-match


Besides reducing the hassle of putting a look together, co-ordinated sets are the most versatile outfits you’ll ever have. Mix them with different pieces or wear them together. Throw it back to the ’60s with the retro-inspired co-ordinates by Koai and spin them as separates later. The batwing sleeve tops and flouncy skirts by Punit Balana have a lot of character on their own individually too.

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Punit Balana

Cheers to colour-blocking


Whether matched or mixed, the one-and-done formula of pairing makes dressing effortlessly easy. Solid overalls are great but don’t we love great things in two? Jewel-toned colour-blocked co-ordinates like this one by Charkhee will strike the fancy of every onlooker. Reeti Arneja creates a medley of monochromes to create a lasting statement.

reeti arnejaReeti Arneja

Elevate the Essentials

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One cannot deny that skilful styling triumphs seasonal trends. Elevate your basics with a statement piece to add more definition to the overall look. Balancing flowy silhouettes with form-fitted counterparts for a cohesive look. This mirror-embellished jacket by Twenty Nine is the plus-one every basic pant need. A little carefree, a little contouring, this Saaksha & Kinni set will get you on the most-stylish list.


Saaksha & Kinni

Master power pairings with these co-ord sets available at Aashni +Co.