Colours to beat the heat!

Living in a tropical country like ours, the summer heat is nothing new to us. The summer is already here; and ice water, air-conditioned rooms and ice creams are only a few elements that make summer enjoyable for most of us. The warmer temperatures and longer days seem to put a sign of discomfort on everyone’s face, which is pretty much something that everyone has it in this season. This heat influenced discomfort has a cure that could heal the situation. The solution to heal comes in handy and also with style. The choice of colour to match the season is all that takes to save you out of the restless sweat and the beat the heat on the whole.

Neutral colours:

Neutral colours can relieve you well from the atmospheric heat as they do not absorb heat. The best part of these colours is that these are neutral and absolutely subtle. Adding to the relief from heat, neutral colours can be matched in style with nearly any shade and colour. You can couple a neutral colour like the flesh or the skin colour and earthy tan with almost any shade for elegant look this summer. Neutral colours hold real good for your business attire too.

Softly tinted shades:

Not everyone will know what a softly tinted shade will look like, for those people just take your mobile phone, open a picture of yours in a dark colour dress with any photo editing app. and then look for the ‘tint’ option in the colour editing section. Now you’ll know what a tinted shade looks like. These softly tinted shades will provide you with a gentle, subtle look and more importantly keeps you cool. Similar to the neutrals, these shades combine well with most other shades especially with neutral and dark pastels.

The Mid-tone pastels:

In contrast with a traditional real light colours, mid-tones are a bit deep and a bit likely bright. But, not so bright or deep to absorb all the atmospheric heat into the outfit. These mid-tones while paired with white gets you a crisp look, meanwhile with taupe-based neutrals gets you a softer and more comfortable feel along with a graceful look.

Colours gone wild:

Colours, colours and more colours, this is what we have been into for this summer. Get the style right in the summer; it’s all about feeling cool by wearing distinctive hues. Expand the colour options and choices to wild colours like lavender, lilac, mint green, ivory, coral pink and light blue. You sure will feel cool on these colours but it might not suit everyone’s style, be wise with the pick on this summer.

Keep it light or just white:

Is selection of colours confusing you with the fashion shade jargons? Well, there is always a simple colour solution for the summer. Yup, you are right, keep the shade light or just go with white. White has been the most opted colour for summer throughout history and till date. You always have the choice of keeping things simple.

The fashion for you is out here with so many shades to keep you cool all through the season of scorching sun. It’s just your choice to keep it simple or to just give a try on other options available. And, all the best to beat the heat and stay all cool throughout the summer.

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Suit up for your office in summer

With heat of the summer season gaining intensity day by day, it’s wise to choose your fashion to beat the heat. You could relate well of your work scale when you’re sweating to when you’re cool, which one do you think is an ideal situation of work? With certainty it’s when you feel cool on your work environment. During summer, you just can’t change the work office, but you sure could change the choice of outfit to aid you work efficiently. Follow the fashion guidelines to have a productive office work this summer.

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Keep it light

Light shades are always the best choice for summer time office works. Wear light coloured clothing and make sure those are made of breathable weaves and natural fibres like cotton, linen or tropical weight wool. Loose fit outfits open the doors for airflow, but this doesn’t mean you wear a totally loose miss fit dragging clothes. Keep in mind that dark colours do not reflect light but rather absorb it and thus gives you a hotter sensation. On any sunny or summer day, a white full sleeve cotton shirt with be much lot cooler than a black T-shirt of any material, that’s why keep it light.

Take the Cotton road:

Cotton is your saviour, who is sent by God to save you from the summer heat. Cotton sure is the master key to comfort in the months of summer. Cotton, being a strong fibre with natural wicking properties, is also extremely durable and will make for a great choice to stay cool at office. Remember that the cotton outfits need frequent attention due to their tendency to wrinkle real quick. Cotton shirts are the best economical answer for formal clothing at office. P N RAO offers you with wide range of cotton formal attires that could fit you well in this summer.

Go the royal way with linen:

Just like it’s friend cotton, linen is your another comrade to fight the summer heat . Linen is best known for its class and characteristics of wicking away moisture and dissipating heat. Sharing a common property with cotton, linen fabrics are often rough and could easily wrinkle. Despite the high price of the linen fabric outfits, the elegance attained is dauntless. Linen serves the purpose best and you get a chance to choose one for you from the best linen outfits at P N RAO. A well informed gentleman always realizes linen as the most royal and durable of fabrics, and a linen shirt could even last a lifetime of taken care of in proper way.

Suit up in tropical weight wool:Tropical weight wool, is a material that’s a hot weather alternative for your suits. Although these are lightweight, they still seem a bit warmer than cotton and linen, also in need of special care when cleaning. At the same time, the drape and feel of wool is unmatched and if the jacket is half-lined and light in colour, it sure will be the most versatile outfit in your wardrobe. Adjusting the inner construction of a jacket is also a way to make the outfit tackle heat. A completely unlined jacket is a quintessence for warm weather since they dispense with entire layers of fabric.

The map to fashion for summer now in your hands and it’s your choice to choose the route. Just remember to keep it light on any material; cotton is the best choice to make, while linen incepts royalty into the outfit and if you will have to suit up, suit up in tropical weight wool.

Dress up for your best friends wedding!

The best part of everyone’s life is the time spent with a friend. Literally the ultimate moments of happiness were the time with a friend who has always been at your side during all aspects of life. Now, when it comes to his/ her wedding, the specialness of the moment doesn’t limit within their lives, but extends to yours too. It’s seemingly important in what’s your choice of dress to your friend’s wedding. Let’s see about the various choices that you could make based on the wedding situations.

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Daytime wedding
In recent times, suits have been an increasingly popular choice when it comes to a wedding. We at P N RAO have seen the difficulty that rises among people with what type of suit to wear to the wedding. And is not just an ordinary wedding, it’s your friend’s wedding where you get a chance to showcase your style with your all other fellow friends. In a daytime wedding on summertime, it’s always advised to be in a light-coloured suit, especially linen or seersucker. While for the weddings on winter, it’s time for warmer clothing like wool suits and a navy blazer. Navy blazer with charcoal pant makes an awesome fashion team, at the same time depending on the temperature mount on a sweater underneath the blazer. You could also dress up with decent dress shirt, tie and dress pants, but dress it up with a blazer to add up elegance to the whole attire. And remember, daytime wedding are no place for tuxedoes

Evening Occasion
It doesn’t matter if it’s summer or winter when it comes the colour of suit at evening occasions of the wedding. For any evening occasion of the wedding, a dark suit is always appropriate. Just stay casual; you can wear a blazer and clacks with a nice tie. It’s vital to make sure that if you have a tuxedo, or you just like wearing one, by all means do it. A tuxedo is an evening thing; it adds up grace to your appearance throughout the occasion. Remember James bond in his tuxedo and a bow-tie, how sartorial he looked on it. That’s the right way to feature yourself in the evening occasion of your friend’s wedding. When you suit up in a tuxedo, you can choose between a black shirt and a collarless white shirt to blend in style with the ensemble.

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You could be the best friend to him/her who has always spent your free time at his/her home. This means you’re part of the family and you have very good relationship with the friend’s family. This is the time when you turn to wear something that will be in match with the whole family’s fashion plan for the big day. Wear a suit if the family is taking the western road, but if it’s going to be the Indian way, you know what you’ll have to wear. It’s most probably the sherwani, India’s favourite wedding outfit. Get your sherwani to be bright and with a festive outlook to get in sync with the wedding celebration. Well, now you the appropriate attire to dress up for your friend’s wedding.

Dress up on HOLI

Being Indians, we have always loved to dress up grand of any occasion we go, but when it’s comes to dressing up for holi, a whole new approach is the need of the hour. With just one more day to go it’s high time to get enlightened on what to wear on this festival of colours. The foremost thing to consider is where you are going on this holi, is it to the full-time fun filled holi celebration with colours or to the evening parties or the houses of the relatives. Here let’s see about the most awaited celebration of colour powders and waters.

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The colourful adventure

To start with the fundamentals apply olive, mustard or coconut oil on your skin and hair, and make sure that this doesn’t mean get soaked with oil. This will prevent colour from seeping through and make it a lot easier to get rid of it later as well. Now pick up a light coloured dress, preferably white and make sure is a perfect fit shirt or t-shirt and not so tight or not so loose. If you don’t have a white one, you can choose wear light shades of green, yellow, blue and pink. You should choose for light colours as the celebration is about colours and they should be visible, in dark coloured outfits colours are not visible enough to prove your celebration.

Be under-cover

It’s always better to wear a full-sleeve t-shirt or shirt so have your skin safe from the chemicals in the colour powders that could affect it. The selection of dress can be old, but not worn out, since a worn out dress can put you in awkward situations when you are having fun running, playing and splashing colours. If you feel your hair is too sensitive of the colours that will be splashed at you please remember to wear a cap or cover your hair with a light coloured scarf. Wearing a scarf can make you look trendy and at the same time have your hair in safe zone. For the selection of pants an old fitting jean will do good.It’s always better to go with cotton outfits rather than clothes made of other fabrics.

Accessories for holi

Make sure you keep your expensive watches, branded sunglasses and designer accessories like handbags, belts and shoes at home. Since you aren't going to manage to keep them safe or dry, please avoid carrying phones and other gadgets and gizmos. The same will go for expensive jewellery. The only accessory that’s advisable to wear is a normal chappal, have in mind to wear normal rubber chappals or the Hawaii or your flip-flops, these will help you enjoy the whole celebration aiding you move free. Strictly say no to leather slippers. That’s it folks, you are all ready for the exuberant celebration of a lifetime. Spread the colours of life into every heart in this holi festival.

Dress right this Valentine’s

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With Valentine’s Day around the corner, a lot of guys would have already planned for the big day. From proposing to your love till going on a dinner, your plans may vary in accordance with the chapter of your love story. Certainly your plans for the Valentine with your love are going to be great, but what about your outfit plan? Did you even put an eye to that thought? Not all men are lucky in wearing the outfits gifted by their love, because you know the reason.  So, you will have to suit up yourself.

Style your hair

First and foremost thing to look into before your get dressed is to style up your hair. Groom your hair and facial hair in a pleasant way. Have a hair style that will fit you; pre-plan this part and get your hair cuts at least two days before the big day.

Sport a watch

Sport a watch to your wrist. You may not need that to check the time as you will definitely have a hold to your mobile. But, a wrist watch just shows you more elegant. They are of great use when your loved one is going to come late and you will have to pretend to the world that you are not waiting by being busy looking into the watch. Remember, no fancy watches with vibrant colours; have a classy watch with a metallic finish.

Suit up with a class

Now comes the main picture, look for a dark jean or any other dark coloured trouser, it’s cool if those are of dark blue or black. Now if you’re going for a t-shirt, do it with white Tees; if you are going for a shirt, do it with a dark coloured one. Researchers say that women get wilder when they see men with darker or fiercer shade shirts; just exploit the fact by wearing one. Try choosing new colours in which your love has never seen you. Most importantly no fluorescent colour shirt or trousers. Make you sure the outfit is going to make a perfect fit to you and not body hugging. Even if you’re muscular you don’t need to flaunt your muscles to your love, especially on Valentine’s Day, unless that’s what she loves the most in you.

Get a tie

If you’re planning to exhibit your class, then you surely should wear a tie. The best present comes with a bow-it’s the finishing touch. Show your love that you took time and effort to pay attention to details when you dressed up for her. Pick a slim, textured tie to fit your shirt.

Tighten your lace

Shoes, the final part of your dressing needs some extra attention. Please do not wear worn out shoes. Just select light weight shoes that are the best fit to your dress. Get a classic belt that will go in hand with your shoe colour. A cooler is just optional in your dressing up part.

That’s all folks. Get dressed up and spend your Valentine making the best ever memories of your love life.

Types of relatives at an Indian Wedding

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Being Indian is incredible; what’s more incredible are the Great Indian Weddings. In India, a wedding is something more than two souls tying a knot. It’s the single most memorable event for the couple getting married, while it’s a fun filled family get-together for the rest of the family members. A wedding is more like a family festival celebrated with auspicious and amusing rituals aided by the participation of the entire family. These weddings are the places where your get to meet so many types of relatives from the classic vintage people to the modern yo yo dudes. Let’s look creep into the types of relatives that you may cross through in your weddings.

The Organizers

 These are the people who have gained lots of trust from your parents and other relatives, now they are in charge of your whole wedding plan. From the food menu to the music played in wedding they put in their well-experienced plan and try to make the celebration big. At times their decisions may not join in sync with your expectations, but trust them they are experts in the field they know what’s good.

The Gamers

They are the flock of elder people who are interested in games, especially cards. These people have their own fun and don’t really care about what’s happening around. They are always busy with their games.

The Advisory Council

This council consists of the people from the vintage era. As they are high in the family tree and are more respected that they take their advantage of imposing their ideologies onto the wedding arrangements. As they are elders, we have no other go; we will have to listen to them. And that doesn’t mean we follow that, just listen; they want to be heard.

The Criticism committee

 Ah, these are the most annoying people finding faults in every single thing they see on our wedding. Starting from the colour of the decoration papers to the food served their criticism is going to test our patience by all means. Just don’t get into a conversation with them, maintain distance to keep things cool.

The Distant Visitors

The people from far, far away and visited us long, long ago get a chance to visit the family after a long time. These are the people who embarrass you with releasing your childhood secrets into the crowd, as that’s the only thing they know about you. Usually they have this dialogue to say “You have grown up so fast”, as if they just saw us yesterday.

The Gossip Gang

If you are ever bored or tired just meet this gang highly populated by the ladies of your family. In a few minutes they will just remove your ignorance you had on your family, by discussing stories of almost all genres that ever happened in your family.

The Braggers

Now, here come the so called high class members of your family who keep on brag themselves. These people are slightly business minded and are a great show off; they keep on talk about the gift they are planning to give you, their son who has recently purchased a car at US, etc. Just maintain some distance unless you are going to have some fun in being sarcastic with them.

The Teenagers

They are your distant cousins who get to meet the family after a long time. These teenagers are fond of weddings as they might have imagined more on in it, due to the influence of cinema. They try to have fun playing, dancing, singing and more fun on playing pranks on the relatives present there. Your wedding will be never seem lively without these people.

The Kids section

The gang of your niece and nephews and every other small kid present at your wedding spread the happiness more into hearts by just watching them. The jumping, playing, dancing and all naughtiness they exhibit are going to be the memorable events of your whole wedding ceremony.

This is not all, a wedding has so many other hearts and souls meeting and greeting you for your well being in future. Experience the wedding with all fun you could, for it’s a once in life time opportunity.

Smart tricks to impress her parents

When we, Indians, decide to celebrate our love and finally get ready for the bond of marriage, we do it with so much pomp and show that no wonder it is called “The Big Fat Indian Wedding”. The toughest part of the Big Fat Indian is the road to the hearts of the bride’s parents. You, absolutely, must wow her parents to get that stamp of approval from them. No matter how well you get along with your bride-to-be, convincing her parents is, of course, going to be one Herculean task that you just can’t afford to mess up.

You might know your girlfriend as a complete drama queen (in an adorably cute way, of course!) but she’ll always be an innocent little girl for her parents. And they will put you in the hot-seat under their watchful eyes to scrutinize every little thing you say or do. As much as it might scare you, you must put up your best foot forward to ensure that they see the best of you.  With the right steps, you will become that knight-in-shining- armour to whom they shall delightfully entrust the hands of their darling daughter.

P N RAO has always been on your side when it comes to weddings. So, how could you not help you with this big step? We bring the best of our tried and tested pointers to help you wow her parents.

1. The Smart Dressing Rule:

She might like you to flaunt your spiky hair-do and your snazzy leather jackets with ripped jeans on any other day. However, that’s really not something that you should wear for that crucial first meeting with her parents. You must come across as a perfect gentleman so that they can trust you with their daughter.

Shave and dress appropriately. Pair up a formal or semi-formal shirt with a simple chino for a last impression. Ensure that the fitting is just right for you. After all, you don’t want to look like a nerd in loose clothes! Accessorize with a smart watch that compliments your look.

2. Know your basics:

To increase your chances of bonding well with her family, make sure you recall all the important information that she has shared about her family.  These petty little things do make a difference!
For eg: You wouldn’t want to get Chicken nuggets for her strictly vegetarian mother.

If you are planning to get gifts for them, choosing gifts becomes simpler with that information. You can pick just the perfect thing for them. Besides, knowing something about them beforehand gives you something easy to talk about. You can then lure them into a charming conversation and stay clear of any trouble.

3. Engage them in a conversation:

Before they shoot you down with their qualms about your relationship, get a grip on the situation. Be the smooth talker and lure them into a conversation that keeps them hooked.

Don’t shy away from getting the ball rolling, if that’s what it takes. Talk politely and respectfully. Compliment them for their upbringing and all things. Answer their questions with humility. Besides, it would be just the perfect way for them to get to know you better in a short span of time.

4. Bond well with her Dad:

Let’s be honest here. Mothers will always be easy to impress: Compliment them on their appearance, dressing, cooking and housekeeping and half your job is done there. After all, mothers are usually the more compassionate ones who can easily spot the gentleman in you.

Convincing her Dad usually is more of a trouble because they tend to be stricter, especially with the suitors for his daughter. Learn about his interests and engage him a conversation. Make sure you show him the best side of you. Once he gets to know the perfect gentleman in you, he wouldn’t have any reasons to hold back any more.

5. Be honest:

They are about to trust you with their daughter for a lifetime of togetherness. This is not a place for you to hide stuff from them. Be honest about yourself.

Make sure you don’t hide anything from them, especially about your family and career. You do not have to act as a different person. Be who are and make them believe in you. They just need to know that their daughter will be happy with you forever and you shall do all it takes to make sure of that.

6. No PDA:

Yes we know that there is nothing wrong in holding hands or a gentle peck on the cheek but that’s really not something you should risk doing in front of her parents. No matter how hard is the temptation, never try to get cosy with your sweetheart when her parents are around.

Take a cue from all the heroes in the romantic Bollywood blockbusters where the hero tries PDA in front of the girl’s parents. The results were never good!

Yes, we agree it is a huge deal but be confident of yourself.  Be yourself and don’t panic.
Just show them that you truly intend to promise a lifetime of happiness to their daughter and rest everything will fall into place.

P.N. Rao wishes you all the very best.

Styles to look forward to in 2015

The days when fashion meant something to do with women alone are gone. Today it is equally important for men to look as trendy as their counter parts. Men always look for safer option and go for safe shirt and predictable trousers. Younger men are looking forward to the hip hop and rock culture, while the older men are looking forward to tailoring and body fit.

Given below is an image which gives us an idea regarding the components that go into men’s style. Clearly, certain elements are specific to individuals. These components are surely going to play a great part in the styles that are going to rock 2015.

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Black and White is a sure go to any day, any season. The classic look is undeniable to continue its magic through this year too. Urban fashion has surely rocked the last few seasons; trends are surely going to be in that direction. Bermuda and shorts are back in place this will look classy especially with a sweater. Blazer is another inevitable fashion statement that has surely the likes of continuing to look good on appropriate occasions.

It is also likely that sportswear-formal is surely an add-on if you are looking at a macho look.  The shift towards a more casual wardrobe will gather pace.

Color combinations are also going to play an important role in this year’s fashion. “In a world that has become increasingly chaotic, the nostalgic blues enables us to retreat into a safe place of quiet calm while harmonious greens from nature offer a reassuring presence”, says Leatrice EisemanExecutive Director, Pantone Color Institute.

Tie a scarf this winter in more than one way!

Fashion is one statement that never changes. The fashion trends change periodically, based on the season. Winter is one time that the best of fashion is paraded.  If you have been wondering about that one look, this winter, then you have found the right place. During winter, it is essential that you both keep yourself warm and look fashionable. When you are thinking about warm clothes that holds your looks, Scarfs are surely one that is indispensible.

In this blog, we will be talking about different ways to tie Scarfs. Given below are few cool ways o tie a scarf that will make you look cool and trendy.

Classic Drape

Here we drape the scarf in a simplest way around the neck, leaving your front neck exposed. Both the ends have to hang from the shoulders and hang at equal lengths. Draping your scarf over the front of your overcoat gives it a focal outlook. However, when you wear it inside it gives a more subtle effect.

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Classic Flip

The longer end has to hang casually and the loosely over the back. However, you have to wear your scarf on the outside of the overcoat as compared to the inside.

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Slip knot

Wear the scarf round your shoulders down the chest, and take one side and fold it in half and put it back over the same side. Later, put the loose end through the loop. Position the knot in front of the neck.

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Ascot Knot

Firstly, wrap the scarf all around your neck; one should be longer than the other. Cross the longer one through the shorter one and put the put it through the resultant loop; after which you have to hide the shorter one with the longer one.

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Fake knot

Hang the scarf from the back of your neck and put a knot on the one side. Later put the knot through it, tighten the knot and adjust the ends.

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Honeymoon on a budget

Getting married is so exciting and wonderful … and stressful … and expensive. After all, saying “I do” to your significant other also means saying yes to a reception hall, a caterer, and half-a-trillion other intricate details such as flowers, place settings, and the list goes on and on. While the wedding will certainly be one of the happiest moments of your life, you also deserve an epic honeymoon that will kick off your marriage bliss — and won’t run straight through your savings.

Given below are a few  renowned destinations abroad that could enable you to choose from the wide variety of choices in your budget. We hope that the below list could surely be of use when you are looking to choose some destinations for Honeymoon.

Bali, Indonesia

This is indeed the Indonesia’s most touristed island in a most sought after destination for honeymoon. The breathtaking volcanoes and private beaches surely make it greatly desirable. The green scenery gives you the tranquility and serenity that’s ideal for a romantic setup.

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Luang Prabang, Laos

A couple in love with architecture, would surely find it an exciting destination. The elegance of French architecture, golden temples, eye catching waterfalls, cave temples and laid back riverside ambience gives you the extra thrust for those fun filled moments in life.

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Borneo, Malaysia

Bornea is the Nature’s way of bringing you close to beauty; this is the lovers’ paradise. Nothing beats the scenic beauty and green laurels of trees that fill the place. You can enjoy wildlife on rainforest treks, exploring waterfalls in national parks.

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Switzerland

The land of the Alps is but a blissful imagery that can get anyone spell bound. The colorful and neat country gives you those solemn moments that are work preserving as a memory of a lifetime. The Alpine mountain ranges are the real highlight of the land.

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Thailand

Be it the white sandy beaches and the crystal blue waters of Pattaya or the exotic spiritual exuberance of the land, they have marked their name among the most desired places in the world. Their tourism tagline truly holds true; TIME magazine has reported it as the most visited city in the world in 2013.

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We are hoping that this information was helpful and informative. We also wish you an amazing time with the love of your life.

has reported it as the most visited city in the world in 2013.

We are hoping that this information was helpful and informative. We also wish you an amazing time with the love of your life.