StylePile Magazine

December marks the olympics of social gatherings. Everyday seems to bring a new invitation to a holiday party - you’ve got things to do and people to see - but somehow, nothing to wear. If you've got dress fatigue or are just tired of recycling the same old LBD, you're going to love our picks. We have rounded up pieces that will take you from a black tie event to a night at the club:

Forever Sequin Top (Rs. 1800 approx):
There is no reason to feel less festive if you are not rocking a frock this season - because a sequin number like this will make you camera ready in a heart beat. Make a grand entrance by teaming the top with a floor length full maxi skirt or tone it down a notch by pairing it with a pair of black jeans for a more casual affair. 

Midi Skirt (Rs. 1800;
A dressed-up skirt in a modest cut will fit in almost anywhere. Contrast the shimmery fabric and the fuller silhouette of the skirt with a casual boat neck top to create a mash-up of separates that will look just as glamorous as a gown. Punctuate the outfit with dangling earrings, pulled back hair and your glittery heels for a look that is picture perfect. 

Navy Jumpsuit (Rs. 2754;
The one-piece wonder of the year isn't a cocktail dress - it's a cocktail jumpsuit. The chain neckline and a deep V back of this navy jumpsuit piles on the drama and makes for a stop-and-stare number. Dress yours up with heels, a red lip and a fur topper to score maximum style points. 

Forever New Dress (Rs. 6200):
Forever New brings you a dress that gives you the holiday cheer, minus the cheese. This soft pastel dress featuring feminine and flattering lines is positively demure and perfect for an office party or a family get together.

Sequin Stripe Pants (Rs. 1495;
The holidays are perfect excuse to show off a little shine and shimmer but instead of the oh-so-predictable cocktail dress, this season we suggest you look to a pair of fancy-pants. These black pants with sequin stripes have ‘holiday festivities’ written all over them.  Partner them with a boxy top and add smart extras like a bold clutch and sleek heels for a look that is guaranteed to set you apart for the rest of the RSVP list.

Zara Sequin Bomber (Rs. 5990):
This is how sporty girls do fancy - the overall sequins in a champagne hue make this jacket totally festive. The jacket can dress up a pair of skinny pants without needing to worry about being either over or under dressed. 

Off-Shoulder Dress (Rs.1850;
One of the season’s sexiest trends - the shoulder-revealing neckline in the season’s hottest hue makes this gown an absolute show stopper. All you need are some sleek open toe heels and a big smile for a sultry evening look. 

Sequin Dress (Rs.1799;
You can't do the holidays without your shining moment. Short, sparkly and deliciously sexy - this dress was made to jingle and mingle in. Since the dress does all the accessorizing for you - all you need is a a black clutch and a pair of pumps to polish off the ensemble. 

A great coat is arguably the most valuable player in your winter closet and the only possible bright side to the impending cold temperatures. This fall there are incredible chic new shapes, gorgeous colors and rich textures each with the power to elevate your personal style for the entire season. We have shortlisted a few options that will help you bundle up in style  and brighten up the dreary winter days:

Zara Embroidered Coat (Rs. 9990):
This massive floor length duster from Zara ups the glam factor and demands glances when you walk in. You can wear just about anything underneath and you'll look like you just stepped off the runway.

Desigual Coat (Rs.15999;
Looking for a twist on your trusty winter standby, try one in a bold print. Although a bit more daring, the black-and-white combo adds another layer of interest to your ensemble and makes this coat easy to wear with anything.

Forever New Coat (Rs. 5800):
No closet is complete without a key transitional coat, which can take you from crisp fall nights to cool winter mornings. The subtle contemporary twist on a classic silhouette adds instant sophistication to even your most laid-back outfits. Wear it loose over thick chunky knits or belt it over a dress to give you a more feminine vibe. 

Forever 21 Coat (Rs. 3600):
A  heavier coat in a lighter hue strikes the perfect balance when we need a little motivation to head into the cold. Try this powder blue shade over a dark navy turtle neck or wear it over a sleek minimalist dress for a pretty unexpected contrast. 

Marks & Spencer Coat (Rs. 5999):
A coat like this means you don’t have to choose between warmth and style, its the easiest and most stunning way to stand out in a sea of dark neutrals. Its well tailored silhouette will look grown up and chic when layered  over traditional cold weather pieces like wool trousers and black crew neck.

Striped Coat (Rs. 3550;
Warm, chic, and versatile perfect for a woman who understands the power of a great coat. It will look glamorous paired with tall boots and a crisp skater mini but will look equally chic with more low key options like black skinny jeans and ankle boots.

Trend Alert - Quilted
05 Dec 2014

While there might be nothing revolutionary about quilted accessories, it’s the resurgence of diamond shaped seams on clothing that was quite the rage this season. Designers used quilting to add texture to just about everything from skirts and dresses to tops and jackets.

This technique not only lends dimension but also offers a sophisticated finish that works for all looks from ladylike to sporty chic. The trick to carrying of quilted pieces with élan is in the details -  the finer the scale and flatter the fill, the sleeker you’ll look.  We have shortlisted few of our favorites to help you test this trend:

Sweatshirt (Rs. 3800;
Layer it over a dress, tuck it into a pair of black jeans or wear it slouched over a skater skirt, there are endless way to style this sweet pastel sweater.

Mango Denim Jacket (Rs. 5590):
More texturally interesting than a fail-safe leather moto or your good old denim topper, this quilted jacket will make your everyday look a little more badass.  Push the envelope by teaming it with a leather pencil skirt for a level of sophistication and edge beyond that of your regular black coat. 

Forever 21 Skirt (Rs. 1800 approx):
The quilting on the skirt takes the girlish silhouette from prep school to cutting edge. Team it with a jeweled collar button down layered under a sweater, finish with a pair of patent leather booties for a cozy chic look. 

H&M Leggings (Rs. 4490):
Give your black leggings a rest and wear this equally comfy but way more edgy style on weekends. Keep the fashion forward look going with something unfussy above like a boxy oversized crewneck and heeled booties. 

Zara Trainers (Rs. 3900):
Quilted detail on an accessory like shoes is an effortless way to ease into the trend. These Zara trainers are high on style and will replace your winter booties for their superior comfort level.

Animal Print Jacket (Rs. 1549;
Consider this your secret weapon to staying toasty on even the most bitterly cold Winter days. Keep the rest of your outfit simple and let this fierce print jacket be your statement.

Trend Alert - Capes
21 Nov 2014

The cold season ahead demands an array of outerwear, but our usual go-to options of coats and jackets tend to hide our outfits rather than enhance it - that’s where the dramatic cape comes in - a chic spin on a winter must have.

The A-line silhouette is as classic as they come, although a tricky piece to style - the new cape is more modern and glamorous with some serious superpowers to transform your look from drab to fab in one swift swoosh.  Whether you want to channel a retro vibe or prefer to add some edge, there is definitely more than one way to make it look sophisticated. We have searched the web for the best of the best capes that will push you to embrace the look with open or should we say  bare arms: 

Mango Cape (Rs. 8990):
This cape in a classic camel hue will bring you one step closer to a style superhero status in a flash. Layer the neutral topper over black separates to keep extra warm on those crisp days. You can even take it to work by pairing it with a white button down, slim trousers and killer booties to polish it off. 

Zara Cape (Rs. 7990):
Prepare to turn heads in this epic black and white blanket cape. Pair your fave jeans and comfy sneaks with it for a simple, but totally trendy look that's perfect for a shopping adventure or coffee with a friend.

Forever 21 Cape (3300 approx):
Balance the billowy-ness of your top half by slipping into a slim pant. We love the idea of teaming this with another plaid piece for a trendy print-on-print look. 

Tweed Cape (Rs. 1899;
An elegant cape like this tweed one imparts a sense of drama while streamlining the entire ensemble. For a fancier vibe pair your cape with a sharp but simple sheath dress and leave it open to show off the dress as well as your toned body. 

Cape (Rs. 8400;
A cape in one of fall’s favorite color is an excellent alternative to your basic black cover-ups. Give the cape some street cred by wearing it with black skinnies and brogues. For a more immaculate look, we suggest partnering it with a fitted pencil skirt and black turtle neck. A pencil skirt will keep the proportion lean, not bulky.

Benetton Cape (Rs. 2499;
One of the best things about a cape is that it adds instant polish to even the most casual, thrown-together looks. Upgrade your weekend wear by using your cape as a sophisticated contrast to your distressed boyfriend denims and a cozy pullover. Add-ons like a beanie in a bright color and a pair of heeled ankle booties will further enhance the seasonal feel of the outfit.

Finding the perfect balance of comfort, warmth, and style in Winters is easier said than done - all that layering leaves little room for any fancy accoutrements. But despite all that, there is one necessary but adorable accessory option without which you are never truly dressed up in winters - a cozy scarf.

Whether you tie it around your neck or throw it over your shoulders, scarves help you bring your A game to chilly weather dressing.  In sweet knits, eye-catching patterns and luxe materials - these neck warmers are as toasty as they are trendy.  To help you showcase your wrap skills, we have searched the web for our faves from the floaty and sweet to thick and oversized ones:

Zara Striped Scarf (Rs. 2890):
Scarves are warming more than necks these days - this oversized scarf works more as a handy blanket. We can imagine this vibrant scarf bringing a chic finishing touch to a black leather skirt, an oversized knit and black ankle booties.

Forever 21 Infinity Scarf (Rs. 800 approx):
Like your favorite sweater but wrapped around your neck - this circular, easy-to-wear neck piece adds a roomy, oversize glam to your Winter wardrobe. Its a great option for cold days when you can wear them either long and loose or doubled up around your neck. 

Printed Scarf (Rs. 319;
Doesn't matter what your'e wearing neck down, an eye catching print like this one will deliver just the right amount to whimsy to your every look.

Mango Plaid Scarf (Rs. 2290):
It's not about the color or the pattern. With this scarf, the statement's in the volume. The classic plaid pattern in an oversized shawl length will add a shot of street style awesomeness to everything  that you wear.

Michael Kors Scarf (Rs. 4990;
An infinity scarf is a fuss-free yet fresh way to bundle up this season. With its chic snakeskin print, this scarf is glamorous yet not too trendy. Bonus points for its double loop that lets you adjust your coverage : wear it loose on those weirdly warm November days and tighten up for an unexpected gust of wind in the dead of winter.

Printed Scarf (Rs. 799;
The graphic print on this scarf brings together all the fall colors into one seasonal piece. It’s just enough to add some on-trend edge to a basic jeans sweater outfit.