StylePile Magazine

Weekday mornings can be rough, especially after you pulled a late night at work or at a friend’s cocktail party. Between the mad rush to get your morning shot of caffeine to and to look the least bit presentable for that 9 am meeting, the last thing you want is to spend those precious morning moments staring at your closet figuring out what to wear to work. The ever-so-trusty throw-on-and-go dress is our answer to those stressful dressing dilemmas. We have scoured the web for the best dresses on the market that are as professional as they are chic.

Zara Dress (Rs. 3990):
Just when you thought stripes on stripes couldn't work outside of the weekend, Zara brings an artsy upgrade to the classic sailor stripes. The varied size and angle of the stripes makes it a universally flattering on everyone.

Eaven Dress (Rs. 1699; Myntra.com):
This Little black dress feels business-y enough for the 9-to-5 grind but a fun fit-and-flare shape along with the contrasting red band will inject some fashion fun into your work closet.

French Connection Dress (Rs. 7999):
If your scheduled day requires an on-trend outfit that'll impress everyone you pass, then consider this sorbet hued dress. It’s a textbook work dress with demure neckline, knee-length hem, simple color palette with an asymmetrical twist. 

Forever 21 Dress (Rs. 1800):
Cement your cool girl office status by opting for this trendy color block dress. It’s like wearing a chic skirt and top combo without having to fret over the pairing. 

Ax Paris Dress (Rs. 3000; Koovs.com):
This dress is a proof that work dresses can be printed, colorful and happy. Turn up the saturation on those spring florals and pair it with a contrasting floral blazer or add a sharp solid colored one to keep things more conservative. 

Mango Contrast Trim Dress (Rs. 5590):
The easy silhouette and black piping is what makes this style a winner. Wear it with booties and an oversized work clutch to dress like a boss.

Wrap Dress (Rs. 1550; TheClosetLable.com):
Ensure a good week by stepping out in a super stylish look. The bold hue of this wrap style is a statement on its. own.

Elle Dress (Rs. 2699; Jabong.com):
This dress will make you look sophisticated with minimal effort. Well placed stripes at the bodice make the simple silhouette of this dress feel suddenly high-concept.

Trend Alert - Suit Up
21 Feb 2015

There's nothing better than an outfit that makes getting dressed in the morning a breeze, but when that same outfit also extends the versatility of your entire wardrobe - that’s when you know you have hit the jackpot. This year designers took the match-matchy action beyond the top and skirt set with blazers mimicking button-downs, skirts matching vests, and coordinating pieces looking just as good together as they do apart. Whether you are looking for alternative workwear or trying to spice up your off duty dress code, these dynamic duos will be a welcome addition in every closet for the upcoming season. We have shortlisted 6 badass suits that will elevate your coordinated separates game to a whole new level:

 

Zara Striped Skirt (Rs.2990) & StripedTop (Rs. 2990):
Suits don’t have to be all blazers and sensible trousers, you know. Counter a swingy skirt with a boxy top in a similar pattern and and layer a button-down underneath for a tongue-in-cheek take on the serious suit. Finish with sturdy brogues for a new twist on menswear.

Forever 21 Blazer (Rs. 1800 approx) & Shorts (Rs. 1200 approx):
A vibrantly printed short suit is definitely one way to jump-start your weekend. Team it with a crisp white shirt and pumps for a casual Friday look at the office and swap them for sexy cage heels and a sheer top for a night out under the stars.

Forever 21 Jacket (Rs. 2100 approx) & Culottes (Rs. 1500 approx):
Ride the culotte wave with an outfit that might be iffy for a boardroom but is totally awesome for life. Forget the typical, tailored blazer and partner your pastel pants with a matching shawl collar blazer for a fresh and modern look. 

Mango Blazer (Rs. 6790) & Pants (Rs. 4590):
A bold print is the easiest way to inject a little feminine appeal into a tailored look. Its not just the print but also the relaxed silhouette that harmonizes this top and the bottom pair. Give it sporty twist by punctuating the look with sneakers or opt for a sleek polished look with a pair of sky high stilettos. 

Koovs Crop Top (Rs. 1500) & Trousers (Rs. 2500):
A love story of the sartorial sort - it’s polished and playful at the same time. Dual prints make for a spectacular combo that feels compelling, but not crazy. Wear yours with pumps and keep other accessories to a minimal. 

Faballey Grid Blazer (Rs. 2160) & Pants (Rs. 1500):
This window pane pant-jacket combo will shake up your 9-5 dressing routing in the best way possible.Although, it's not technically a suit per se but the overall vibe has similar sophisticated notes without appearing the least bit prim and stuffy. 

Now that the party season (a.k.a high heels season) is over, we are on the lookout for some comfortable shoes that will keep our feet happy. The good old ballerinas, despite their superior comfort level can get a bit tiring after a point. So we have scoured the internet to find a selection of shoes from low heeled booties, to kitten heels to chic flats that are not only commuter friendly but are perfect to keep your legs moving after hours. Shop ahead some of the most comfy non-sneaker shoes to step up your shoe game: 

 

Cupidity Flats (Rs. 2000; Koovs.com):
Besides the obvious comfort factor of these glossy flats, the juxtaposition of the sleek menswear-inspired shape and the sassy metallic detail will add a flashy pop to just about any outfit. Put on a pair to instantly up your jeans’ style cred or provide high-shine polish to a demure office look.

Aldo Booties (Rs. 78000 approx):
Perfect alternative for those who don't do four-inch heels. These are as walkable as your go-to booties but with a little bit of bad-ass edge.

Mango Sandals (Rs.3390):
Manageable heeled perfection - the stacked heel of this sandal will put an extra but still comfortable spring in your step. We can guarantee you that they will be the superhero of your summer wardrobe. 

Forever 21 Shoes (Rs. 1500 approx):
The subtle balance of classic round toe and the girlie glamour makes it the perfect grown up ballerina flat. The bold red hue will give a sultry pop to every outfit from jeans to skirts.

Forever 21 Slip Ons (Rs. 1500 approx ):
There is nothing like a pair of slick modern modern slip ons complete with two-toned sophistication to leave a lasting impression. The streamlined silhouette will look equally sharp with cropped trousers or distressed denim.

Charles & Keith Slingbacks (Rs. 4799):
This is a perfect example of a shoe that lacks a heel but more than makes up for it in prettiness and polish.
 The metallic heel and the peek-a-boo detailing puts a twist on the classic slingback. Pair it with a pretty pleated skirt and button down shirt for a sweet-meets-preppy feel or give your ankle length jeans and sweatshirt a sophisticated finish.

Zara Heels (Rs.2890):
Yet another gorgeous spin on the iconic ankle strap silhouette. For an elegant heel with a ladylike flair, this pair is as good as it gets. The subtle studs mixed in with its soft powder blue hue hits all the right notes and makes day to night outfit transition a whole lot easier. 

 Zara Oxfords (Rs. 5990):
These borrowed-from-the-boys oxfords with their lower-heel profile makes them comfortable without losing an ounce of cool. Wear them with your boyfriend jeans for a touch of menswear luxe or give your girly dress a androgynous twist. 

There is no holiday more polarizing than V-day. Love it or loathe it, it’s almost impossible to escape the cupid craziness around this time of the year. And let’s admit it, we will take any excuse to indulge in the sweet things in life (chocolate, roses, cards and what not) and not to mention, it’s the perfect day to get dolled up and hit the town. So no matter which end of the spectrum you find yourself in, we have created outfit ideas for every type of V-day adventure from a dinner date with the love of your life to painting the town red with your besties:

Drinks & Dinner with the Boyfriend/Husband:
There is no better way to make a sexy, seriously stylish statement than with a red hot dress. Celebrate the love-is-in-the-air feeling with a festive pick that is just right to make date night a winner. Pair it with sheer lace pumps and unabashedly girlie cuff and a pair of dainty earrings for a touch of elegance.

Forever New Dress (Rs. 3075)

Forever 21 Earrings (Rs. 250)

Forever 21 Clutch (Rs. 1100)

Forever New Cuff (Rs.895)

Forever New Pumps (Rs.4400)

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Staying In:
A romantic, candlelit dinner at home gives you the perfect opportunity to dress a little fancier than you normally would. Embrace your boldness with a spunky, daring look. The brilliance of this bodysuit is that it's comfortable while being undeniably sexy. Pull on the lacy piece and your favorite pair of leg-lengthening nude pumps. And if you decide to head out for dessert, cover up with a sharp cut blazer vest for an extra sultry touch.

Forever 21 Jumpsuit (Rs. 2000 approx)

Mawi Skull Earrings (Rs. 495)

Forever 21 Bag (Rs.1800 approx)

Forever 21 Cuff (Rs. 450 approx)

Aldo Pumps (Rs. 4500 approx)

Mango Blazer Vest (Rs. 4590)

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First Date:
Ditch the V-day sartorial clichés altogether in favor of something sultry yet unexpected for a date with a relatively new fling. You can never go wrong with a classic black and white combo. This stunning midi skirt paired with an eye-catching lace top proves that you need a flash of skin to catch someone's eye.  Finish with a punch of color in honor of the day with red lips and a red fringe bag. 

Forever 21 Cropped Top (Rs. 2000 approx)

Qupid Cage Heels (Rs. 2800; Kooks.com)

Forever New Necklace (Rs.2000)

Cupidity Fringe Clutch (Rs. 2300; Koovs.com)

Laser Floral Skirt (Rs. 1895; Koovs.com)

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BFF Bonanza:
Revel in your singleness with your bff’s by pulling out all the stops. This sheer embellished cami paired with edgy leather pants adds that extra oomph to your look. Strappy sandals and a pair of cute earrings will have set for an evening of drunken debauchery with your gal pals.

Forever 21 Top (Rs. 1800 approx)

Zara Faux Leather Pants (Rs. 2990)

Forever 21 Sandals (Rs. 2000 approx)

Earrings (Rs.699; Koovs.com)

If you are tired of your same old bulky winter uniform of jeans and heavy jackets. Consider this as an official go ahead to mix the seasons. Bring out all those skirts stashed at the back of your closet and introduce them to their new best friend - the cozy knit. What we love most about this combo is that it's toasty on top and chic on bottom and there are tons of different looks you can squeeze out of the pieces that you already have in your closet. We have created five rockstar sweater and skirt combos for you to try:

1) Only Sweater (Rs.1497; Jabong.com) & Forever 21 Skirt (Rs.1800 approx):
For an incredibly warm fall look without the bulky layers, partner a modern graphic sweater with a pleated faux leather skirt. Add ankle strap black pumps and tights for a sophisticated nighttime ensemble.

2) Mango Sweater (Rs. 3290) & Forever New Skirt (Rs. 3000):
Play with proportions by picking a festive, sparkly sweater with a lightly oversized fit and pairing it with an uber feminine skirt. The white flute hem skirt provides a sleek contrast to an eye-catching upper.

 

3)Forever 21 Sweater (Rs.1500 approx) & Zara Skirt (Rs. 990):
Squeeze extra mileage out of your favorite flippy mini by topping it with a chunky cowl neck sweater and comfy ankle boots.

 

4) Dorothy Perkins Sweater (Rs. 1236; Jabong.com) & Maxi Skirt (Rs.1495; Koovs.com):
Balance out the sexiness of this thigh high slit skirt with a soft pastel hued sweater.  It's casual, comfy and warm, but still has sass.

 

5) Zara Knit (Rs. 1690) & Mango Skirt (Rs. 3290):
Offset the cling factor of a lace pencil skirt by pairing it with a hefty knit in an oversized fit. Finish with black opaque tights and a fur collar for added luxe.