As you scroll through Varun Agrawal’s Instagram feed, one thing that strikes you is his effortless style. The fashion blogger's style philosophy is distinct—classic with a dash of fun. “I love experimenting with classics with comfort as the core,” is how he describes his style.
Agrawal goes by the moniker SettleSubtle, which is also his Instagram handle. He started his journey in the world of fashion and style in 2016, “to celebrate the subtleties in life and reflect the same in fashion and lifestyle.” Experimenting with diverse fashion styles, be it neutrals, pastels, matte, or bling; stripes, checks or patchwork; Agrawal makes every attire look like it always belonged to him.
From carrying an all-glitter tux to a pastel pink and blue colour block shirt, Agrawal’s fashion and styling tips will make you rethink and reinvent your wardrobe. We got Varun Agrawal to share six easy style tips to stay stylish, all-year round:
1. Summer fashion
How to beat the heat while keeping it stylish? Go for printed shirts and linens. You can also pair oversized T-shirts with smart sneakers for a casual summer look. In addition to this, colour block shirts, floral prints and co-ord sets are the way to go this season.
2. Evergreen style
Trends come and go, but some classic styles are forever. You can never go wrong with monochrome outfits, for example, slay in an all-black ensemble to look dapper and make a stark formal or casual style statement. The classic combination of white shirt paired with blue denim is also a foolproof look that can be styled up and down for any occasion.
3. Layers and prints
Layering is the smartest thing one can do when it comes to men's styling. You can dress to appear fuller or slimmer or more formal or casual. It’s pure fun! Incorporate prints with monochrome or as a layer over a shirt. While men tend to shy away from prints, for Agrawal, it’s his strong point—his current favourite way is wearing printed socks that adds a fun quotient to any look.
4. Acing athleisure
Athleisure is probably the best trend when it comes to gender-neutral fashion as it aces comfort. Pair oversized shirts in co-ords, but avoid buying larger sizes of your shirt to make it look oversized. Instead, look for oversized patterns. A word of caution here: Bigger sized shirt is not an oversized shirt!
5. Accessorise right
Accessories help enhance the most basic outfits. “I’m big on accessories, I’ve always been on the hunt for rings for as long as I can remember,” says Agrawal. They are his all-time favourites. Wristwatches and cufflinks are also a smart way of accessorising for men.
6. Skincare and grooming
While clothing and styling is one part of the entire look, grooming is as crucial when it comes to making an impression. His suggestions to get grooming right include maintaining good hygiene, whether it is a manicure and pedicure or manscaping. Wear well-fitted clothes, neither too tight nor too loose will help you look sharp and stylish.
For basic skincare, keep it simple. Wash your face twice a day. Sunscreen is a must before stepping out of the house during the day, while you must use a moisturiser before going to sleep. Also, hydrate! So, drink three to four litres of water in a day.