Red is my favourite colour. How can I include it in my daily wardrobe?
Wear it as a shirt or jacket or have small accessories that are highlights, like a scarf. Red shoes, however, are a no-no. Red looks best when used simply and should always be a highlight, not the main colour.
What length should my trouser leg be?
The length of your trousers depends on your shoes. The back of the trouser hem should touch the top of the soles. If you’re wearing stilettos, the length should be enough to cover at least half or two-thirds of the heel. When you’re sitting, the hem should be not more than an inch or an inch-and-a-half above or below the ankle.
What are the rules about carrying branded bags to work?
Today all bags are branded in one way or the other, and they signify that you have achieved a certain position. Most luxury and mid-level brands have classy and chic options, specially designed for work wear. On no occasion should you carry a bling bag to office. But you have to have clothes that are as good as the bag. If you’re carrying a Louis Vuitton handbag and are wearing shabby trousers or shoes, it looks like an obvious statement of one-upmanship.
Write to Narendra Kumar at boardroombootcamp@livemint.