How To Slay: White on White Outfits- Everything You Should Know About The Trend

No matter how hard it is keep the whites white, we still end up stocking up our wardrobe with them. And even though black will forever be more dominant & endeared or whatever, White. is. timeless.

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Hola drunkards! Hope you guys are doped. A very happy new year to each one of you (for the new readers) While I had an amazing year-end bash & began 2018 with purple haze (Click here if you don’t know what I’m talking about). I’m still struggling to balance out my new city life. With no time to catch even a single breath, I thought why not serve you guys with a quick dose of quirkiness.

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The most minimalistic way to street style is to play with monochromes but where’s the fun in that? After a while it becomes dull & dry as dust. Hence to make it more stimulating & oppose the force, I created this look. Chic, snazzy & yet comfortable. Thoughtfully using the stand out elements, making the outfit more distinctive because devil’s in the details, right? Have a look: 

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Top: Boxy fit sweatshirt with round neckline & extended sleeves

From slim fits to the worst skinny fits, we’ve seen it all & currently the wide loose fit is getting its due attention. It adds volume to the outfit & at the same time doesn’t suffocate you to death.

Things to keep in mind:

  1. Make sure everything else is fitted when you’re rocking a relaxed-fit apparel, otherwise you might end looking wacky!
  2. Say no to baggy pants, they’re too scruffy for this t-shirt.
  3. Keep it casual to balance out. Still confused? tuck it in.
  4. Try pairing it with an unstructured jacket if you wanna go EXTRAA.

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Made with cotton, this piece is perfect for the unpredictable weather conditions as well. Not too thin & not too warm, either.

Sweatshirt- Koovs Fashion

Creating a contrast:

To heft up the lower part- The wider silhouette is complimented with the boots, alternatively you can try a pair of sneakers with round toes.

Avoid: Pointy, narrow shoes & sporty kicks.

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Accessories:

A wide brim, pinched crown fedora

For:

  1. Enhancing the outfit, drawing attention towards it.
  2. Perfect for the bad hair days.
  3. Protects you from rain, cold etc. (Ugh! like you didn’t know)

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Tip: Be very careful while pairing up this beaut. When done wrong, it can look tacky af. but hey! who gives a fuck? TRY.

Fedora- Forever 21

Sling bag: Jabong India, Boots: Timberland

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Metal brim round sunglasses:

Sporting it everywhere! Driving, running, styling, biking.  No, not biking. I don’t own a bike but you see the point, right!? Courtesy: coolwinks

Bottom:

White shorts (Slim fit, raw edge, elasticated waist). You can try a fitted white trouser as a substitute. Whatever suits you! I like to summer-fy everything I see.

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Currently trending, white on white is most elegant way to turn heads around. Easy to carry with finesse. Also pocket friendly! A white t-shirt & a trouser doesn’t cost a dime & the same time there’re infinite ways to slay them. Everyday you can create a new look with the same piece of clothing.

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Shorts: Forever 21

Coming to the end of today’s story I’d like to fill up your mind up with verve. Please don’t keep yourself away from trying new things. Not only just clothes but everything you urge to strive. If you think it’s right for you, chances are it is. If it goes wrong! Well, own it & learn from it.

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Photography: Karan Prakash

Also! I hope you guys are keeping up with my new feeds, stories, snaps, ootds & much more. Here’s a glimpse:

 

In love with my new hair. So sick! what you guys think?

Feel free to write down your opinion/suggestion in the comment section below.

 

Catch you guys soon!

 

Stay humble, stay warm

 

Akshay Sharma

NSS.

 

The Wedding Collection ’17 – Season Special

This is a shoutout to all the overly dressed, emotional, high strung & hyper aunties, always up for an interrogation/ rapid fire round whenever they bump into us. “Beta shaadi ho gayi aapke? ” “Acha salary kitne hai?” & to all the brainsick, maniacal uncles intoxicated with alcohol, constantly comparing you with their sons but too drunk to notice that their pants are slowly sliding down. Haha yes! The wedding season has barged in & I’m talking about a big fat punjabi wedding where everybody just loves to create a scene. Disputes emerging everywhere, literally from paneer tikka to ‘Dulhan ka fancy lehga‘.

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Hello drunkards! How have you been? Hope y’all having fun unlike this boy who has been sucked off to the last drop by his new city life. Who said college is fun? Ugh! Anyway! It’s that time of the year again when girls cut down on calories & boys do extra flexing, to look extraaa at their friend’s or cousin’s wedding, tantalising everyone around them!

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And so if you’re planning to attend a wedding this year, you just can’t afford to skip reading this story. Period. (YES! READ THE FUCK UP, DON’T YOU DARE SCROLL DOWN FOR PICTURES)

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As we grow up, we tend to hate going to these mocked up ceremonies created by our heteronormative society but hey! At the same time we can’t say no to our mum either, asking us to accompany & tag along with her. Hence, it’s better if you go, you bring out the A game.

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  1. Colors are making a comeback!– Yay! Enough with all the minimalism, pastel & all-white weddings.
  2. Technology stepping in– You won’t believe the other day I spent 4 hours watching a live-stream wedding on Instagram. Now if that’s not futuristic, I don’t know what is.
  3. Bride with Aviators & sneakers– Umm. Okay!! Quickly moving on…
  4. Day time weddings– Even in Delhi, Yes. Why? I. You can do so much more with the décor. II. Budget booster! You save money on booking the venue.
  5. E- invites, destination wedding venues, pre wedding shoots & more.

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Wedding AttireWhether to Buy or Rent?

Decisions, decisions! You can either own it or lease it. The former might give you short term satisfaction but would definitely cost an arm & a leg, the latter won’t. My tip is: Contemplate & then make your move. Either way, it depends on you. Come to a decision after considering all the factors such as your budget, purpose, season etc.

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There are plenty of amazing platforms available online if you plan to rent your outfit.

Pros: You don’t have to struggle much to find out the right garment, easy delivery system, multiple options, haute couture, designer wear under your budget.

Cons: Fittings (though they’re options available to fix it according to your size), Internet can be unreliable at times but so can be your favourite tailor.

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About the look:

 

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This navy blue dupion silk sherwani is definitely an exemplary choice throwing all the newly wed vibes. Elaborated heavily with all-over golden jaal embroidery and murky buttons. It’s paired up with golden dupion silk chudidar which can be worn as another outfit if you wish to reduce the burden of heavy layers.

How to make the right choice while renting out?

There’s always an option to return back, so chill! Take a deep breath & follow these simple rules:

  1. Quality is non-negotiable: Make sure the fabric doesn’t look tawdry & tacky.
  2. Do not procrastinate: Start scrolling though the web so that you have time to fix things up, even in the worst case scenarios.
  3. Going over the board: Yes, you may! Experiment & explore, it’s a fucking wedding after all.
  4. Wedding type: Day or night, indoor or outdoor, location, etc. Keeping all these things in mind. You won’t want to look like a shiny furry ball in the day time or wear something dull & unilluminating at night, unless that’s your ‘thang’. No, please! Try not to do that.

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Kurta & chudidar: Perfect for the never ending, add on occasions such as Mehndi, Sangeet & so many more.

Click here to rent the look 

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Weddings are special, make them memorable. As for me, I would like to get hitched tomorrow if I could but I think I’d have to wait. Hope you guys liked the story, feel free to write down your opinions in the comment section below. Personal update: My exams are here, I’ll be MIA for the next few weeks but will be back super soon! :*

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Till then, stay warm & stay humble.

Outfit Courtesy: Flyrobe

Photography: Vidit Jain Clicks

 

Akshay Sharma

NSS.

 

Never Stay Sober Teaches You How To Pink On Street

Don’t we all have those days when no matter how productive we might wanna get, we end up blowing it up? Finally! the weekend is here & somehow your boy is managing to control his ‘drunk lungs’ to be able to write this pastel story, sitting in a coffee shop with a hungover head. Life priorities: Blog before hoes.

Okay! It’s physically hurting. Meanwhile taking a break from whining about the first world problems I’m brawling with, let us have a look at today’s stimulating outfit.

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RANT- PINK ISN’T FOR MEN :

” Hey! What are you wearing? Is that your sister’s?

The common salutation a 5 year old in pink t shirt receives by that snooty aunty.

Is *it* a girl or a boy? Oh we were sure she was growing up to be a weirdo the moment she put her hands on those bomber jackets.
So when a boy picks up that one pink t shirt and the social stereotypes are doing their best to make him keep it back down… we need to understand that it’s not just ‘cute’ anymore.

Pink isn’t just cute . It’s fucking noticeable.

And it’s so blatantly there that people just assume that the idea of gender-colour stereotypes is perfectly fine. ACA-NO.

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And it takes strength as a little kid or a grown man to walk in through and put fingers on those millennium pink jeans in a store. It takes greater strength to wear them out on the roads and being called a fairy. – Fairer than your soul, at least.

And while pink has evolved to be the colour for rebellion amongst the younger boys, we can all remind ourselves that pink was, in fact, a boy’s colour. Inherently perceived as the derivative of red, it was embraced for the pride and strength of masculinity.

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While I fail to understand what went wrong along the way, I can at least confirm that pink is, without doubt, the new black. To stand up for who you are. And let your pink-ass-fucks be in the face of who you are expected to be.
When you think pink is just another expression for a ‘femme’ side, stop to think. India is refusing to bend to let trite stereotypes. Pink is the fuck you to years of repression, pink is embracing the femme, pink is delicate and pink is refusing to be weak, pink is more.

And pink is just another colour. ”

 

Bottom- Distressed Bleach Pink Jeans- Koovs

What strikes your mind when you look at this splendid piece? To moms, we have frittered away their money in the air. Can’t even! But apart from that, this art glams up your casual wardrobe in a jiffy. Afforable-Contemporary- Attention grabbing.

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Styling tips– Try pairing it up with a cropped tee or an open layered oversized shirt. I’m rocking it with a scoop neck black tee from Koovs to make it look subtle yet badass.

Things you need to keep in mind:

  1. Use only mild detergent to wash or dry clean your distressed jeans, you definitely don’t want to go through a heart wrenching experience, trust me.
  2. Keep it away from sun & don’t iron it more often. (personally, it looks best when crushed)
  3. Turn inside out before washing or drying.
  4. Don’t wear extreme distressed trousers when you’ve got to do a lot of physical activities, you might end up being naked (almost).

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Related accessories:

Hoodies & caps give major fuckboy vibes. Not giving a fuck about the weather, embrace your inner fuckboy this season. And hey! let me tell you that it’s indescribable when you wear your own tag.

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Vintage glasses- Coolwinks.

Sneakers- H&M

Trend spotted: Street style.

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Pull off pink (or a unicorn horn, whatsoever) like you own it & give a tight slap of sarcasm the next time some basic, random douche intervenes in your business.

Go now, enjoy your weekend drunkards! Hope I didn’t take much time from your not so busy schedule. Stop gawping!

See you soon, feel free to write your opinion/suggestions in the comment section below. :*

 

Photography: Infismo Photography –Karan Prakash

 

Stay contented, stay humble

 

Akshay Sharma

Never stay sober.

 

 

How to: Avoid Looking Like A Dad While Wearing Daddy’s Clothes? – This Festive Season

How many of your hoe friends got married this year? How many of you single asses were completely clueless about clothes you wore for a friend’s wedding? Certainly, you must’ve seen guys making a fool outta themselves at a Punjabi wedding. Just can’t go without noticing them, can you? No, this breed is one of its kind. Picking up clothes from your dad’s closet is cool but not when you wear his XXL Shaadi ka kurta with embroidery all over. And why to drag only boys here? We all have that one distant cousin who shows up wearing a hot pink Lehga & dances on Bole chudiyan, Bole kangana. Every. Freaking. Time.

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Almost after a month, my MIA might’ve given you a reason to forget me or let’s pretend that some of you actually missed me. Either way you don’t have choice to neglect your boy now.

Hello, hipsters. Hope I didn’t keep y’all sober for long. Keeping in mind the festive feels & your inaccurate wardrobe choices, I’m here with yet another story. And though rarely, we’re going basic this time.

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Let me quickly point out some FAQs you ask your conscious/bff around festivals & ceremonies:

  • The time was too less to get a tailored suit, what should I wear now?
  •  I wanna stand out & look dapper at the same time, what should I do?
  • Everyone I have ever known will be there at the party, how should I step up?

Trying hard not to generalize, I’ve got most of the answers in today’s outfit.
The rule is simple: “If you’re not the groom, it’s not your day to bloom” – Getting it? No? Keep reading.

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I personally hate when someone says you should dress according to the occasion. I mean why can’t we just wear the fuck we want? Well, no matter how willingly I’d like to disagree to this, sometimes we can’t. For instance, think of your bride wearing a bikini for her wedding (I’m totally up for it btw, fuck stereotypes) or you going to the office wearing nothing but your boxers (can’t do this unless you’re on coke). My point being here is to dress well & according to the event.

How often do you rob your dad’s closet? If you ask me, I don’t even leave my mum’s. Where’s the lie?
The trick is to know how to balance vintage with current trends. You can literally wear anything from their closet & blend it to make it look either quirky or classic.

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Here’re some guidelines which might help:

  • Choose the right apparel & take tips from your dad/mom on how to pull it off. They know more than you think they know.
  •  Size: It matters. You can surely rock a daddy jean or his longline shirt but not his suits before customizing it to your body type. For fuck sake, no.
  •  Try using different accessories if the outfit seems to be dull or boring.

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Coming to the details I’m wearing a Mandarin Collared, Blue Velvet Bandi (read as Nehru/Modi Jacket) which is vintage af. It is the minimalist fashion of late 60s & early 70s. Even before kicking off its market in Europe & America, it became supremely popular in India in 1940s as “band gale ka coat” And boy! Look how phenomenal it has come out to be.

 

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Bandi: Incense, New Delhi. ₹2450/-

KEEPING IT BASIC/ MINIMALISTIC

Too much jazz sometime creates mess. Hence giving all the attention to the prime element & realising the importance of giving a break to your artistic self. It’s better to KISS (KEEPING IT SIMPLE SILLY) at times.

TopWhite Henley– To make the jacket more prominent, try avoiding prints & other bright coloured t shirts or shirts.
(₹899 /-) H&M

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Bottom– Ripped, skinny & flawless. Just like your soul. (₹2990/-) H&M

White Sneakers- Keeping a ritual of brushing them every weekend. Though widely exploited & not my first choice but still apt for the look. Zara (₹3990/-)

Related Accessories:
SunglassesMarc Jacobs- To make sure he realises that you’re ignoring him.
Nail paints– All day, everyday. Why the fuck not?

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With this, we’re almost at the end. Hell! Wait. Did I tell you why I took a while to write this story? To those who don’t know, my life has flipped drastically, for good. As if god thinks my life is a pancake which he can flip whenever he wants. It includes settling up in a new city for a while, making a new network, changing weather conditions & other chores. Know more on Snapchat where I rant every now & then (Snap: akshayeee)

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Trend spotted: Velvet

IMPORTANT: I’m gonna be coming up with more startling stories which are in process already. Meanwhile, making sure that you get enough fodder on Instagram, I tend to feed you guys with dazzling OOTDs, WIWs & more. Check.

Slay this festive season & if there’s anything you’d like to share, feel free to write down in the comment section below.

 

Photography: Avneesh Kumar Photography

Seen you guys soon. XO

 

Stay gorgeous, stay humble.

 

Akshay Sharma
Never stay sober.

DIY Summer’17- Cold Shoulders For Men.

Tried & tested! Here’s a summer tip for my fancy boys & dainty girls: not even the most expensive sunscreen can protect your sweet soft skin from being sautéed. Bitter truth, yes. Setting down, get a snack, your boy has got a solution for this mess. Continue to read the article you sloths rather than just looking at the pictures.
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I always crib & I know you too, when you have to put your winter clothes back in the deepest section of your closets. The worst situation is when you had shopped the new winter collection but you can’t wear it because now it’s too hot to wear those beauts outside. Dishearteningly, you have to put them back until the next cold breeze knocks your gut.
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I’m talking about abstaining to expose your skin to the sun, directly. Now I’m not saying you to be nocturnal like me & get out of the house only at night (I do that a lot, it’s pleasant). I’m advising you to cover up your body parts when you go out. It’s good to hang around in tank tops & shorts when you’re in a mall or any closed, central air conditioned area but at places where your skin is directly exposed to sunlight, refrain yourself from wearing such clothes.
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Can I vent out my anger for a moment?- We humans are mean bastards, we have fucked the nature & now it’s Mama Nature’s way to take her revenge. Get out of your comfort zone you twats & start making up for it.
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You must be like “Look, who’s talking? Guy probably has all the privileges & now peaching us eco-shit” Yes & no. I do my part, you better do yours. That’s the only way how it’s going to work. Otherwise you know we’re already doomed. 
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Anyway today we are experimenting, stepping a level higher. How about cold shoulder cardigans for summer? Well you’re just a DIY away from experiencing this cool trend. If you’ve doubts, I’m here to clear em by showing you guys that men can also slay these dope shrugs.
Cold Shoulder Cardigans/Shirts--Why in summers? Because even when you got an umbrella with you, the sun is still going to fry you up. Don’t believe me, step outside. The only way out is to cover yourself up & when you’re back under a shed, take em off.
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DIY-

Take any old shirt (preferably boyfriend shirts), fold it equally by the sleeves & cut out the lower end near the shoulders in a circular manner. Yeah! It’s that simple.
I’ve made dozens of these using my dad’s old shirt, my mum’s old cardigan & my sister’s old jacket.
Though I got this readymade cold shoulder shrug from koovs, supremely soft & hella affordable.

AGATE STONE BROOCH :

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Agate stones are hypnotically mesmerising & are found in almost every colour, each one having different layers & pattern attached to it.
The artisans use it to make ornaments such as pins, brooches or other types of jewellery, paper knives, inkstands, marbles and seals. Agate is also used for decorative displays, cabochons, beads, carvings and Intarsia art as well as face-polished and tumble-polished specimens.

Gladly, I got this stunning piece of art from A’men Menswear on one of their preview events. And boy! Brooches never looked prettier than before.

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DIY- Old T-shirt

Correct me if I’m wrong but your closet is full of old, wrecked t-shirts which you don’t wear anymore. And even if you’ve given a few of em away to charity, you still own a lot of them. Well here’s an idea, what if you can wear each one of em in a different style & look completely kickass.

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I had this t-shirt with me for almost a decade (with a weird looking guy printed on it) which is now a vest. Thanks to my tremendously sharp scissors which hey! Btw my mom hates & would toss it away in the garbage if she ever has a chance. Why? Because her son is a crazy cloth ripper who cuts almost everything in his wardrobe.

Also hey! Happy Mother’s Day (day I’m writing this article)

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I have tied a knot on the back of my neck by taking both sides of vest to give an avant garde touch to the outfit, which also makes it a complexed crop top.
Related apparel/ accessories:
Corduroy trousers– Already blogged/ here’s the link: Hawaiian Hallucination- 4 Dreams Straight Outta Closet.
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That’s all for today, gotta rush. I’m working on something crazy already. See you guys soon, feel free to write your views in the comment section below.
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Stay hydrated & take your mother out on a date. 😗

Photography: Parth Avneesh


Akshay Sharma
NSS.

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Lookbook- Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2017

A constant fear of smudging up the lipstick you’re wearing for the first time. Never knew it’d be a gruelling task to control sneezing when down with cold & no idea of how to chomp a burger without ruining everything…

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Hi fam! I attended this week’s most anticipated event which every fashion enthusiast sits tight for. The Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn-Winter ’17 with Maybelline New York and boy! It was all glitzy & glamorous.
From veteran designers to street style-inspired folk, ramp walks with captivating jazz music in the background to celebs spotting, it was one big fashion fiesta.

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It was my first official drop in on the fashion week. Read More

Man Up With Pink- Birthday Special- How To Look Dapper This Wedding Season?/ The Lost Boy

No one truly interesting is universally liked except on his/her birthday. Hi fam, today’s the day I came out of my mum’s-gina just like you did. Needless to say, I feel special. A day wholly devoted to reminiscing, birthdays are like report cards. They tell you when you did yourself proud & when exactly you fucked up. A long time ago I decided,  whenever there’ll be a situation I’ll either sleep on it or drink my way through it. Trust me, it works most of the times.

 

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Have you ever felt like talking to your younger self? Telling him/her about the unseeable future. I wish I could tell my 17-year-old self that before falling into love, make sure solitude fits him like a glove. That every person who gives him a candy is not necessarily his friend. That it’s okay if people stare at him, it only makes him special. That it’s okay to have his heart once broken, let go of people who aren’t good to him. That it’s all part of the game, that’s how it works. It’s more important to give a peck on his mother’s cheeks & giving a warm hug to his dad rather than texting “good night baby” text to his partner. Well we can’t go back in time, not yet. But we can patently work on the future.

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One more year is added to the series of strange happenings. I’ve definitely become calmer than last year. I care a little, but still I care too much. I have stopped taking their words so seriously, but still I’m learning not to get affected by them. I somehow have survived the tragedies of adulthood & have kept myself grounded as much as possible.

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But just when you think you have seen it all, life gives you a new shocking experience. Flipping & mostly tragic moments when you couldn’t imagine that this could happen to you. The self evaluation of my timeline reveals that I live in a generation where expressing your emotions is regarded as uncool. And that night stands are more common than having french fries.

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Somehow I’m reaching to feel this weird sense of belongingness with my soul which I couldn’t feel in past few years. Maybe I was too busy doping my mind with things which gave me happiness, temporarily. Or maybe I’ve started respecting myself more than I did before.

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Finding contentment in small pleasures, which life gives you as surprises. Just enough courage to deal with another fuckup & face it bravely. Life seems deceptive, everything seems to fall apart but as you grow up, you realise that it’s the darkness in your mind which creates the monsters.

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I’ve had enough fancy things on previous birthdays. Two days before, I’m writing this article & my mind is entirely blank on how am I going to celebrate this year?. Anyway first let’s start with today’s outfit.

 

The old blazer story
I was an above average kid in my school days. Always up for random competitions & participations.(not sports of course) And so they used to have these royal blue (so called scholar) blazers for 2 or 3 genetically inbred nerdy Eisenstein kids in my class. Honestly I gave zero fucks to this ritual of treating some kids superior to other kids in school. But anyway I was young & dumb (& if it’s hasn’t been established yet, I’m in love with the colour BLUE. All shades of blue, blue this, blue that, blue everything. Don’t believe me? Scroll down to my summer articles.) I went back home, asked my dad to get me a blue blazer (in a sad voice) because the teacher didn’t give me one. And guess what! I had a dapper blue blazer, perfectly stitched, in my wardrobe within the same week. Isn’t he the best dad in the world? ❤️

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And after that, as I grew bigger he made sure that I’ve enough blue things. Like this jacket from Van Heusen

 

Does it sound sad if I say that once in while I buy flowers for myself? It doesn’t, right. I’ve been doing this for almost an year now.

It’s not about the tags they put on you, it’s all about knowing who you truly are & what’s your real strength, the purpose of your existence.
Touch your shadow & feel yourself because no one will ever be more committed to your body than you yourself.

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Making everything so chic & suave. Giving an edge, the pink trouser’s clearly the star of my birthday outfit. Ankled length, slim fit, exquisitely stitched.

Shirt & Trouser: Blackberrys Menswear

Belt: Levi’s 

Pink Sunglasses: Coolwinks 

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Bow Tie- Forever21

Yes! There’re different innovative ways to slay a bow tie. When you feel to clingy, you can simply put your bow tie on the the pocket of your blazer. It gives a fresh look to the whole outfit.

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Brogues: Filled up with ease & elegance, these brogues gives sharpness & coordinates with the jacket. Koovs

Related Accessories:

Rose brooch: From Amazon Fashion

Socks: Happysocks / Nose Ring- Thrifted from Kasol

 

Watch: Tag Heuer, Never leave from your house without wearing an alluring watch, especially when the whole look just seems incomplete without it.

 

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That’s all for today, I’ve gotta put my mind into finding ideas for celebrating my birthday. There’s an absolute probability that I’m already tipsy while you’re reading this article.

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See you guys soon. XO

Location Courtesy: Vapour Bar Exchange

Photography: Einsjordan

Akshay Sharma

NSS.

Quirky Cunts: 4 New hip kicks.

This is to all the tender- hearted, compassionate lovers out there. Get out of the shirk immediately if he tells you to slow down on fries or if she only uses you for a new cologne. Would you wanna spend another second with that person? Certainly no. Also It’s 2017 no one should judge you if you’re dark skinned or too pale, asexual or with a sex tape. Thin or thick booties, they are to be worshipped equally, Right? Rule #69 of How to piss off temporary people in your life? says pizza is above all fuckboys. And then he’s not your dad, so stop entertaining his calls when he tries to impose his passion on you. Or when she just wanna do unnecessary baby talks at night after a long day at the shopping mall. Ugh! Why roam around with emotional baggage? Fuckboys are just like parasites, they feed on your weaknesses & hey don’t get me wrong I’m all for everlasting love & always have been a fitness preacher. But it’s important to know the difference between constructive criticism & plain bullshitting. No matter how much I refrain myself from meeting such people, god bombards these self proclaimed fitness models one after another in my life. Quick personal mention! So I met this person last week who I thought would be super chivalrous & intellectual but FML he turned out to be a silent cry for help. Yes! He suffered from this thing called the “douche bag syndrome” Basically improper drainage system in his mind, full of shit opinions & judgmental thoughts.

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As you can guess from the title, this week I’m gonna help you guys to slightly quirk things up! Well actually a lot.

Filling up with new trends & definitely stepping up your outfit game.

QUIRKY KICK 1:

CROP-TOPS FOR MEN.

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The crop top movement has existed since 1970s. Mathew McConaughey, Zac Efron, Mark Wahlberg, Will Smith, Johny Depp are just few examples of men who broke the stereotype “dudes don’t wear crop tops”

Well wear whatever the fuck your heart says & your ass approves. Here’s my attempt & contribution.

Crop-top: Uptown18

Denim- Levis, Sunglasses- Marc Jacobs.

Pair up the slogan crop tops with your favourite pair of denims & possibly a leather jacket if the cold persists.

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Duffel Bag: Hidesign

QUIRKY KICK 2:

METALLIC PALAZZOS.

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Palazzos prominently came into trend around 1960s & 70s. Flared out evenly from waist, palazzos are undeniably comfortable & surely trending back. Don’t even care if they weren’t. This beautiful metallic thing is eye catchy & quirky enough to dazzle up your whole look. And it becomes even more special when a man is roaming around wearing this on the streets full of basic people.

Pledge to never dress up sober.

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Palazzo: Koovs

Bomber jacket goes perfectly with this look. Also everything’s fair for the sake of fashion but I try not to fall sick deliberately when the weather is so fucking cruel outside.

Bomber: Zara

Sneakers, nothing else. Okay? Okay.

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Sneakers: H&M.

QUIRKY KICK 3:

PAINT IT YELLOW!

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Slay tee- Uptown18, Ripped shorts: H&M.

Lately I’ve been getting  compliments like ” yellow is definitely your colour” Do I look cute in yellow? Idk because someone said the same thing about red when the Christmas post came out. Also if you noticed Yellow was so prominent at The Golden Globes this year.

I definitely love experimenting with colours. So back in the days when I was around 14/15 with hell lot of insecurities & acne of course. I used to think I look so fucking fat in bright colours like yellow or red or even white. Few years later, I ended up wearing the same bright colours, not thinking of how fat or thin I look. Inspiring enough? No. okay.

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QUIRKY KICK 4:

LIGHT UP TRAINERS

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This is by far the dopest thing I have ever had in my life. No seriously! This is an investment bruh. So now every time I go to a club, I can literally lit up the whole damn place. Aren’t these the coolest? Screaming beauties, you can’t keep calm after wearing these trainers. And pocket friendly? Absofuckinglutely.

Trainers: Koovs

2017 has just started, be strong.Try not to repeat the same mistakes. It’s important to learn your lessons. But even then something happens? Drink up! Listen to Ariana Grande & chill the fuck up.

Don’t forget to share your opinions in the comment section below.

PhotographyAiyush Taneja

I’ll see you guys soon.

Stay warm, stay humble.

Akshay Sharma

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Christmas Delirium- Tschüss 2016

This is my goodbye to 2016. Hello & fuck you. Another year passed by but what really changed since last Christmas? Mostly nothing. Apart from being hassled by the whole demonetisation nightmare, our year went by tagging each other on sarcastic/ pop cultured memes. Scoopwhoop & Buzzfeed made us realise that even Chai walas are better looking than us. At parties, people shamelessly went to the DJ & said “Bhaiya Closer aur Lean On ka punjabi mix chala do” Oh & how can we forget Cheap thrills with bhangra beats. Inspite of being a dirty stain on Indian cinema ‘Sultan’ worked remarkably at the box office. What else? Kim & Kylie continued to be shamed for their nude selfies & body type. They still earned millions & didn’t give a fuck. Well possibly only to Kanye & Tyga.

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Highlights- This was an year of some spectacular fashion trends. From chokers to trainers, plushy velvets to fuzzy faux fur. The winter craze still continues. Not to mention that I tried making a statement with the blue ombré hairdo accompanied with other boho stuff (septum rings etc.) Blurring the difference & breaking the stereotypes with gender neutral clothes & accessories, making the mango people uncomfortable. Nothing changed for the millennials, our life still sucks but maybe now we have made terms with how we’d like to be sucked.

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Tbh I don’t even know how this year went away in blink of an eye. I just remember the beginning of this year where I was cribbing over 2015 being the worst year of my life. This year was where I drank comparatively less & more than half of my pocket money went straight to Starbucks. I evolved new OCDs & became more cynical about tiny things like painting my nails almost every damn day. haha. Oh & if you’d wanna know that the non existent girls from my school got hitched.

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Last Christmas I shared an amazing Winter Bunny story with you guys. For those who haven’t read it, link to the post is down below. I get more tickled pink for Christmas & New Years than for any other festival. One of the reasons is I get to wear Red, the colour of love & affection.

I strike out the festive vibes with an aesthetic outfit this year. Here you go:

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Pull out your inner Santa in chilly winter mornings with a little sunshine over your face.
This Bleeding Red Trench Coat is perfect for a bonfire or an open terrace date, saving you from the bitter cold. Flawless fit, made with such excellence.

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Trench Coat: United Colors of Benetton

Oh! And if you ask me which’s the most comfortable thing in my wardrobe, it has to be this White Henley T-shirt. This would go with almost every pair of bottoms you have.

Tighter the pants, better the curves. My all the favourite Navy blue chinos.

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I love the way how sun shines on my face & these bad boys save my pretty little eyes every time I go out. Never ever stepping outside without em.

White sneakers from Zara are LIFE. Trust me on this, get them & you’re sorted. Lately I had an obsession with buying shoes, it has been shifted back to colognes. And bitch I feel broke like all the fucking time.

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It’s 24th of December, I’m writing this article & I still haven’t found my red beanie. Probably I left it on the shoot location or it’s somewhere hidden in my wardrobe. I don’t know! If any one of you find my love, please be my Santa & send it to me.

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Don’t forget to share the feeling of love with your loved ones & don’t be cold for someone new who wants to relinquish his/her affection. World isn’t a bad place. With all the happiness & joy, I wish you guys Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.
I’ll meet you in 2017. Till then screw yourself. ❤️

 

Photography: Avneesh Kumar

Akshay Sharma

 

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Hawaiian Hallucination- 4 Dreams Straight Outta Closet.

Have you ever been so mad at someone that you wanna whack the shit out of that person? It doesn’t necessarily have to be your love interest. You know what life is like your favourite t-shirt. And no matter how much take care, it gets dirty. All you need is a sturdy detergent to clean it & bring back the freshness. Yeah I’ve this weird habit of comparing everything with clothes. Well, someone out there must be thinking that this guy utters complete nonsense. Well pardon my manners but I give zero fucks to that. Carrying on, here I’m talking about mental health, anger & its allied emotions.

It’s like a washing cycle. After you’ve cleaned your t-shirt (life), have taken out the dirt (negativity), it’s still un-ironed. People around us & their vibes help in ironing our thoughts. And then all we need is a comforter which blossoms everything (probably your best friend). Times come where either we can lose our temper & lash out (which would be temporarily satisfying but consequential) or we can leave that for karma. Sooner or later you’ll realise that everything is temporary & so is pain & anger. Keeping it inside your mind is just poisonous. It won’t make the situation any better but will surely burn everything good which has left inside of you.

Wait! meanwhile you analyse what I just said, lemme show you guys something sensational I’ve been working on. Giving out my four Hawaiian dreams that I’d like to share with you. Here they go:

Dream 1:  I’m somewhere in a middle of a street that I don’t recognise. Walking alone then sitting on the roadside, lost & absent minded. I’m suffering through this pleasant agony which is difficult to express.

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