Zainab Raza shares her style secrets with us. From her love for quirky outfits and sneakers to her favourite silhouettes, she tells us all
Understanding your body is the key to looking good and a trait found amongst all impeccably dressed fashionistas. While people shy away from talking about their bodies, these brave souls explain how they work their anatomies to their advantage
How would you describe your body type?
Technically, my body type is described as mesomorph- the hourglass shape. I have a naturally fit looking body and it’s not very difficult for me to lose or gain weight.
Has your body type changed over the last five years?
Not very much, during lazy weeks I put on an extra 2-3 kgs but on an active schedule I lose the excess weight fast enough.
How has your style changed over the years?
When I was younger I didn’t know what my style actually was. By the time I started choosing my own outfits, I wasn’t even sure what I liked as my style was influenced by how my mom used to dress me, along with what my friends wore depending on what was trending. Eventually I realised that I haven’t been dressing up the way I would actually like to. The more I got to know myself, the more my style and taste evolved.
What are some of your current fashion obsessions?
I would say one of my current fashion obsessions are PVC bags, cross body fanny packs, crop tops, sweats and of course t-shirt dresses. I also love accessorising with a uniform colour. If it’s an occasion where I can dress up, I love to wear statement pieces; it could be a chain, an ear piece, bandana/scarf or even a belt.
In your opinion what is the biggest mistake a person can make while dressing up?
Less is truly more.
What is the one piece of clothing that you would never wear?
I am not really a fan of frock shirts. I like dresses but frocks and even frock styled kameezes don’t seem too flattering to me.
Which silhouettes suit your body the most?
I think bodycon and flowy silhouettes both look good on me.
In your opinion what is the silliest recent fashion trend?
Two words, brand overdose.
What item in your closet do you wear the most?
My black boots and white sneakers.
If you could raid anyone’s closet, whose would it be?
What are the first items you gravitate toward while shopping?
Trousers and cute pants.
Which of these are you mostly likely to wear to a dinner date, red sheath evening gown or a little black dress?
Little black dress.
Boots, heels or flats?
A good collection of sneakers actually.