Workwear: 2 New Summer Office Looks You Can Pull Off In Less Than A Minute

They’re morning people & then they’re nocturnal asses like you & me. Hello! Life’s a mess for millennials & has its own ways to kick them hard in the guts, okay. Just when you think you’re done waking up early every morning after school/college, office’s ready to knock you up (or else you end up being unemployed, living on your dad’s mercy, which is worse. Anyway.) No matter how much we despise, we all need those pay checks to live by the weekend, don’t we? Today, I won’t promise to make things go trouble-free but I’d surely help you to get through by making them a little uncomplicated.

I partnered with Myntra & created these 2 new summer looks for those early morning office meetings & evening night-outs straight from your work place, which you can easily pull off with least efforts.

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Honestly, these are the simplest looks I’ve ever assembled & the most basic I’ve EVER been. Nevertheless, quite happy with end results. See for yourself:

Look 1:

That-Summer-Bloom

If you’re lucky & have a work culture which allows you to go a little extra (just a little) then this one’s for you. Floral, pastels, whites & blues is all you need to keep it chic & suave this summer or any summer tbh because we all know there’s nothing ICONIC about them as literally everyone connects to these prints & colours in Spring-summer & hence enabling you to play safe. Not so on-the-face yet so out there.

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Top- A white piece of ease with polo neck & short sleeves that you can pair up with a relaxed-fit chinos & slip on tennis shoes or sneakers. You can do so many permutations & combinations with this piece for e.g. these can easily be worn over a classic denim with white sneakers. Never ending possibilities, you see!

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Price- Rs. 1399. Get 49% off on Myntra. Click here to buy. Brand- John Players

Bottom- A pastel blue, mid rise, top-of-the-line, regular fit trousers with a button closure & 4 pockets accessorised with an oversized belt giving a little 80s 90s retro hipster feels to the whole look. Another attire you can definitely try with these can be with a nicely tucked plain white or a black shirt.

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Price- Rs. 2499. Get 60% off. Click here to buy. Brand- Invictus

Shoes- A pair of cushioned footbed, round-toe, white & blue printed slip on sneakers with rubber texture & pattern details outside, blending in, on fleek. The problem with your regular pair of office shoes is that you can’t really wear them when you’ve got to attend an evening get together/party straight after office with no time to go back home & change. Hence these (or other solid coloured) beauts should definitely be a part of your shoe rack!

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Price- Rs. 3000. Get 60% off. Click here to buy. Brand- Jack & Jones

Related accessories: Round sunglasses- coolwinks.com

Shop the look at: www.myntra.com

 

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Look 2:

White-down-under

A more effortless, straightforward & quickly manageable office look you can carry out on all those lazy Tuesdays. Well, not necessarily the way I have kept my buttons opened but yeah you get it! This season I’m all about neutral shades of beige, brown, ivory, grey etc. Continue to embrace my yeezy instincts, the same aesthetics you’ll even feel on my Insta feeds.

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Top- A thin striped, mandarin collar, antimicrobial, beige linen shirt with long roll up sleeves, curved hem & a full button placket, perfect for those sweaty afternoon meetings. Later at night while going out for drinks with the gang you can put on a lightweight bomber jacket & possibly a kickass pair of boots.

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Price: Rs. 1399. Get 50% off. Click here to buy. Brand- Ether

Bottom- We’ve come to a decision you guys! A white trouser (or sneakers) is no more a FAD! This slim fit, angle length, stretchable white denim is not going to obsolete, at least for the next few seasons. An year-round wear! & do I really have to mention in how many different ways you can rock this? (refer previous blog posts)

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Price- Rs. 2099. Get 60% off. Click here to buy. Brand- Here&now

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Related accessories: Golden Aviators – Ray Ban,  Suede shoes- United Colors of Benetton

Photography: ViditJain Clicks

Location courtesy: Lavonne 

 

That’s all I had planned for this post. Feel free to write down your opinion in the comment section below. Post your OOTD pictures & new outfits with hashtag #neverstaysober. I’ll see you guys super soon. Stay connected over my social media handles, I try & reply to all your queries & messages. And once again, thank you so much for supporting & letting me throw my creative mess all around you guys! Too much Love.

 

Stay humble,

 

Akshay Sharma

NSS.

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This Summer, No Bummer- How To Keep it Casual yet Trendy?

HELLO! Drunken youth. Summer has just begun & my MIA on this handle just halted. While everyone’s busy keeping up their ass hydrated from the scorching heat, I’m on a quest these days shooting for new stories while trying to get along with the hectic college life & of course a bunch of other dramas which goes without saying.

Starting off! The idea behind these 2 looks is ease, comfort & keeping it minimal for everyday wandering.

Look 1: Military Greens 

Trend spotted: Relaxed fit

From military uniforms to high-fashion runways, olive green has indeed come a long way. We have seen more and more brands adopt this colour not just in clothing but in various other categories as well as footwear, bags, jewellery, and even home furnishing. As aptly quoted by the goddess Miranda Priestly, floral for spring is way too mainstream & hence bringing some camo utility in action.

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Paired with green ankled trousers, giving camouflage vibes while stretchability adding a dose of comfort to the whole look.

Sneakers- Obtrusive, loud, flashy & so damn fancy. Recently got these beauts in silver from Koovs apart from the shimmery golden ones which you might have seen in my previous stories. And guess what!? They have little LEDs too, literally so lit.

Outfit: Westside

Shop the look : http://www.mywestside.com 

Related Accessories: Sunglasses: Coolwinks. Sneakers: Koovs.

Look 2- The Mechanic

A little smaller than a jumper, bigger than a romper. By whatsoever name you’d like to call it, totally up to you. What I can assure you is that this piece of absolute charmer is captivating, eye catching & like I mentioned earlier, comfortable af.

Whether you’re dressing for a causal day or an evening out with your friends, it’ll definitely make you the”IT” guy at every occasion, standing out among the crowd.

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Teaming up with these new Adidas originals kicks, being the perfect addition to the look. Giving it a very laid-back & relaxed overlook.

Quick tip: Over a period of time when everyone’s done checking out your new romper/jumper & now it’s not new anymore! You don’t have to worry, I’ve got you covered.

You can actually pair it with a solid coloured t-shirt & boom! You’ve got a new outfit. Just like this: 1. A t-shirt over it. 2. Open it till your waist & keep it hanging.

 

Outfit: Westside

Shop the look : http://www.mywestside.com 

Related Accessories: White T-shirt: H&M. Sunglasses: Coolwinks. Sneakers: Adidas.

Photography: Karan Prakash

Let me know what you guys think of the outfits, feel free to write down your opinion in the comment section below. Also! Reminding you guys to keep a track on my bomb Instagram feeds ( https://www.instagram.com/never_stay_sober/ ) as I’m not able to write on this handle more often these days. Here’re a few handpicks:

 

Also, Hope you guys came across & watched the new Make-up Challenge video uploaded recently. Here’s the link, in case you haven’t:

Glam make-up challenge video

k. bye. xo

 

Stay hydrated, stay humble.

Akshay Sharma

NSS.

 

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.

Got laid parade- Monochromatic orgasm

DISCLAIMER: This article includes sex & liquor references. People who get offended by hearing the word Vagina, can kindly refrain themselves from reading ahead.

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Inspired by true events, this is a simple story of two horny homo-sapiens who wanted to fuck each other badly & ended up falling for each other.
Why am I writing this? – 1. Sex is empowering. 2. To introduce you guys to today’s outfit in a non run-of-the-mill way 3. Because I can.
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On a cold winter’s night, there was a girl standing outside a pub, waiting for her cab to arrive. Fully sloshed, wearing a little black dress with sky high heels in which she could hardly walk. Little did she know that she was about to experience something so arousing. A guy standing few feet away was gazing at her from round the corner.
Tia was too drunk to notice that everyone was staring at her including the bar bouncers & chauffeurs.
“Damn it! Bastard cancelled the trip” she yelped. After a while when she couldn’t bare to stand in those biting heels anymore, she decided to sit down on the road. The guy was observing her, mostly out of concern. After almost 20 minutes of looking at her struggling to get a ride back home, he approached her.
“Hey Tia. You alright? “ he said.

Confused, she mumbled “Do I know you? How you know my name?”

We were in the same theatre group at college, obviously you don’t recognise me, do you?” Karan said.
– “To be honest, I really don’t.” she replied
No worries, I can go away right now but I think you need to get back home, it’s 3:30 am.” He said.
– “Oh fuck! it’s 3:30? Fuck She won’t let me enter & she’d call my mother, bitch!”
Woah chill! Who?
– “The cousin I live with. Shit! I shouldn’t have had those extra shots, I’m so wrecked”
“Stop! It’s okay. Can I drop you to a friend’s place or somewhere”
– I tried calling em. No one’s in the town. Fuck my life!
“Stop cussing, you can crash into my apartment if that’s okay with you, it’s just few blocks away”
– “I..I don’t..think..that’s..”
It’s alright. Trust me.

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Everything’s real & has happened except the revised names. They’re two of my great friends & that’s how they met for the first time.
I’ll carry on with the tale & simultaneously bring you guys a total different approach on how you make a fashion statement with your plain white shirt.

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Shirt: Blackberrys
There’s nothing more comforting than a perfectly tailored shirt. But for how long you gonna be stuck in your comfort zone? Today after office, get your inner dapper out & be ready to party, wearing the same shirt with suspenders.
If you have printed or checked suspenders, try pairing them with a solid coloured shirt.

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Leather Belt: Levis
How many times you were almost choked to death on an event wearing a bow tie?
Well! I give you guys a less sweaty & a more funky way to wear your favourite bow tie. As a choker.
Yes, it’ll still stick to your throat but with a little less trouble.
Try experimenting as chokers are booming this season.

 

 

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Bow tie- Koovs, Sunglasses- Marc Jacobs 
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Continued in brief..

As soon as they reached the apartment, she was totally out blacked out. He almost had to carry her to the bed & tuck her in a quilt.
Next morning, she woke up with a bad headache & after a while she realised she’s sleeping right next to a total stranger.
In the same breath, she jumped off the bed, wrote a note with her number on it, put it on the table & vanished away.
Later at night *Screen flashes*
Text from Karan-
“I know, you know.”

-about what?

Text 2-“That I’m not the guy from your college theatre group”

– Well I knew.
Text 3-“Didn’t even know your name until I saw your college ID which had fallen off your bag.”
– Oh how smart of you? 🙂 But figured that out as well.

Text 4-“Can we meet tomorrow?
– Maybe. 🙂

First date at a coffee shop:

You look terrible” he said
– So do you Mr. Predator

Oh as if you didn’t wanna do things that actually happened that night” he winked
– I didn’t say that. she smirked.

I like you” he said.
– Cliché. But I like you too.

Do you mind if we grab a bottle of wine & try to re-live the moment?
– “That won’t be a terrible idea though.” She said

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Look at those little polka dots hovering over the black trouser. With their perfect fit, they’d go even with a simple v neck t-shirt. Totally worth the buy.

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Trousers- Forever 21

White sneakers- Koovs– Honestly, they aren’t great at all. Not comfortable & crafted with bad quality material. My love for Koovs is eternal but they need to work on their after sale services & product quality assurance.

Anyway to sum up, it’s been 6 months these two love birds having been fucking each other. Haha. Who knew that they would dating? It could have been just another sex date, overrated & readily available. Hope some of your got inspired by their short dramatic first meet story.
Also I’ve to mention that my motive is not encourage you guys to get drunk & stay over with a stranger.Hell No! Get that straight. All I want to say is that you can’t plan when you’re going to find your match. Wonderful things happen in their own time. You just gotta have patience & stars will do their magic tricks.

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I’ll be featuring the second look from the series, next week. If you guys have anything you’d want to share, feel free to write in the comment section below.

Stay tuned & keep dreaming

Akshay Sharma

NSS.