One piece three ways: Shamaeel Ansari

Published: February 21, 2016
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While trends fade, style remains eternal and one piece can be put together in many different ways. In this feature we have three fashionistas showing us how to put together an item from a designers collection, according to their own individual style and taste!

The designer describes this piece as being one that truly befits a diva, and we’d have to say we absolutely agree. The jacket primarily uses gold and mint green in its colour palatte, and the collar is embellished with feminine textured flowers. The rich velvet embellishments add depth, while the structure of the jacket gives it a definitive, yet regal touch. This jacket stands for everything that is Shamaeel Ansari, it is feminine, edgy and exudes majestic elegance.

Saira Sheikh

Due to the versatility of this Shamaeel piece, I quickly thought of an array of ways in which it could be styled. I finally settled to wear it with a stunning, mint green inner kalee by Misha Lakhani, which again, is an extremely versatile piece itself. It also complemented the mint green embroidery on the piece beautifully. I loosened the jacket slightly, and dropped the collar down to give it an off-the-shoulder look. Collars can sometimes be overwhelming on my frame, and by dropping it off the shoulders, I feel I am able to add more movement to the structured design. I paired this with shoes by Jimmy Choo, an exotic beaded clutch by Joanna Lhuillier, and polki and pearl earrings by Arshia Khan of Jewels. For my make-up, I had silver smokey eyes with light pink lips. The outfit I created makes for a really fun fusion look and can be worn on special occasions such as wedding receptions.

Zara Mandviwalla

This Shamaeel Ansari piece is absolutely beautiful and has such a regal appeal. Since the jacket itself is so rich in embroidery and texture, I decided to keep the rest of my look rather simple. I paired the piece with nude culottes, which matched my classic patent YSL tribute sandals in nude. I have a petite frame, and to avoid myself from the jacket-wearing-me syndrome, I tied it with the belt it comes with at my waist. I then put on my beautiful polki earrings, which have a maroon stone set in the middle, and my Chanel burgundy chain clutch. They matched the rich velvet flowers on the jacket beautifully. My hair was simply blow-dried, and I kept my eye makeup light but put on red lipstick and lots of bronzer! I would sport this look to a formal event in the day or night, such as a dinner or brunch party.

Arooj Halepoto

My personal style happens to be daring yet casual. The Shamaeel piece is quite bold itself, and to carry off a piece like this, it was very important to make sure it doesn’t overshadow other elements of my outfit. Finally, I decided to go for a look that stays closest to my true style. I started off by putting on a burgundy crop top from Club Monaco and a pair of high-waisted skinny jeans from Scotch and Soda. To add a bit more depth to the outfit and also make it slightly more casual, I wore a white collared shirt, and left it unbuttoned. I added a pair of black and gold pumps and left the jacket open to keep the look laid back and casual. I left my hair open, and opted for bright red lips with minimal eye makeup, but lots of mascara. This outfit could be worn to several occasions, specifically dinner parties, high tea events and fashion events.

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