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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.

Shop Her Closet
24 Jan 2015

It's one thing to dress well, but it's entirely another to dress well on a budget. This week we help you recreate Malaika Arora’s recent red carpet ensemble on a budget. While we love everything this lady wears, its her glamorous red carpet moments that we just can't get enough of. It's such a simple idea: a button down shirt paired with a formal skirt. Between the hair, the feminine skirt and the neutral heels, the actress looked very polished. What we love most about this look is the juxtaposition of the edgy leather jacket with an elegant ladylike skirt. Here are the pieces you will need to get the look:

Vila Jacket (Rs.5200; Koovs.com)

Mango Shirt (Rs.1790)

Forever 21 Skirt (Rs.2000 approx)

Aldo Pumps (Rs.4800 approx)

Forever 21 Earrings (Rs. 300)

With the bone chilling winters comes the need to cover and layer every part of your body and we have realized it’s the little accessories that make a big difference when it comes to bundling up. A street style favorite among both bloggers and celebs, beanies are the clear winners when it comes to full proof insulation and outfit elevation. Slouchy, soft and wonderfully casual, a knit hat's the perfect way to polish off any cold-weather look. Keeping that in mind, here is a heads up to some of our favorite Winter toppers: 

Embellished Beanie (Rs. 895; Kooks.com):
This embellished beanie will add instant edge and floppy comfort to an ensemble of leather leggings, white shirt and stiletto booties. 

Nike Slouchy Beanie (Rs.1095; Myntra.com):
Beanies and turtlenecks are the perfect seasonal pairings - wear yours over an oversized chunky knit, wool trousers and slip on sneakers.

Zara Jacquard Hat (Rs. 990):
Perfect for those lazy days, when warmth and comfort gets priority over your new sky high boots. Use the classic winter hat to finish off a casually cool pair of sweats and sneakers.

Mango Metallic Beanie (Rs.1290):
We suggest pairing this sweet little iteration with your favorite dress for a trendy yet toasty take on the trend. 

Heart Cap (Rs. 585; Snapdeal.com):
Make a bright style like this the center piece of your outfit by teaming it with all neutral pieces. 

Forever 21 Beanie (Rs. 550 approx):
Wear all black basics with it and you'll still turn heads thanks to that print.

From soft silk and sturdy suede to plush leather, winters are all about luxe fabrics and rich textures. Whether faux or real, leather has morphed into a multitude of styles, fits, and cuts this season. We love a trusty leather jacket and an edgy leather LBD, which is why we've been looking for new ways to expand outside our comfort zone. Take a look at our picks to see how you can push your leather boundaries this season. 

Leather Shift Dress (Rs. 3599; Jabong.com):
Just when you thought it couldn’t be done, the lbd gets reinvented and this time in supple leather.The best part about this leather dress apart from its unique texture is that its slim-fitting but not skin tight making it both edgy and elegant at the same time. Go for a more feminine appeal by finishing the look with sleek pumps and a swipe of red lipstick. 

Mango Pants (Rs. 7590):
Slouchy leather pants whether pleather or the real deal are all you need to kick your fall-winter wardrobe into high gear. The contrast of an easy, athletic silhouette in a rich, buttery leather allows the trousers to be styled with everything from sneakers to stilettos. Transform badass leather into a flirty, date-approved look by adding a sexy not-too-cropped boxy top and a skinny heel or make your sweatshirts look infinitely cooler by mixing in these pants and slip on sneakers. 

Forever 21 Top (Rs.1200 approx):
This laser cut faux leather top is the perfect alternative for those who might be a bit intimidated by the rugged connotations of leather. The intricate cutouts and the peplum silhouette makes you look feminine and demure, while the leather itself offers the perfect amount of attitude. 

Armani Exchange Jacket (Rs.12990; Elitify.com):
Combining a dash of badass biker babe with a dose of Grace Kelly demure, this leather and fur mix jacket is a total paradox. Plus, it's this juxtaposition of styles that makes this jacket so much more versatile than a basic moto version. Wear it with a pleated midi skirt to add little edge to a ladylike like look or pair it with jeans and tee to bundle up for a Sunday brunch. 

Promod Skirt (Rs. 3000 approx):
A mini skirt in buttery soft faux leather feels a little more polished and a little sexier too. The olive green hue is fall-ready and a refreshing alternative to edgier and tougher black leather. This skirt scores major points for its transitional power - you can pair yours with a crisp white button-down shirt and leggings to make it work appropriate or throw on an oversize sweater and sneakers for a cool casual weekend attire. 

Zara Coat (RS. 6990):
All leather isn't rough and tough, case in point  - this burgundy leather coat from Zara. The texture gives the seasonal basic a dose of downtown edginess with extra layering opportunities. Keep your outfit easy and chic with an uncomplicated blouse up top and basic pants with the coat draped nonchalantly over the shoulders.

Knee high boots, in all their versatile glory are the winter’s answer to the black pumps. With modern heel shapes and leg lengthening styles, this calf covering staple is a serious showstopper that will solve even the deepest of the winter blues. Whether you wear them with a mini, a pair of shorts or skinnies, there’s almost no wrong way to wear knee-high boots. From practical to posh, we have shortlisted our favorite styles that you can wear for both work and play:

Aldo Suede Boots (Rs. 13,000 approx):
The supple suede exudes decadence and the unconventional icy grey hue makes this a really unique take on the knee grazing style. Put your gams in the spotlight by teaming them with a flippy miniskirt and a chunky knit.

Zara Tall Boots (Rs.9990):
As sophisticated as they are seasonally appropriate - these beauties are a 360-degree statement. Make the workday a little less stressful by partnering them with a shift dress or a pencil skirt and live in them over the weekend with leather leggings or a mini skirt.  

Charles & Keith Metal Trim Boots (Rs. 9999):
While a basic black knee high boot is a work and play essential, we are always up for a version with a subtle and interesting detail - the gleamy gold trim and the dual texture gives this sturdy shape a more dressed-up appeal. These boots mixed in with a polished pencil skirt and a slouchy sweater add up to an easy outfit formula.

Forever 21 Lace-up Boots: (Rs. 1800 approx):
The combat boot's pretty big sister - is the ultimate tough-girl boot. Bring on the 90’s vibe by paring them with skinny jeans and a plaid shirt or add them to tights and a floral dress for cool grunge effect. 

Kielz Suede Boots (Rs. 3199; Myntra.com):
Blue suede shoes that are worth singing about. Everything from its deep rich jewel tone to its contrasting sole screams drama. Wear them streamlined with tight jeans and a biker jacket or partner them with a short dress to show a hint of skin. 

Salt & Pepper Boots (Rs. 6096; Snapdeal.com):
Rendered in luxurious leather with equestrian-inspired hardware, these boots were made for walking and for showing off. An ideal knock out boot for every single day that is versatile enough to be worn from day to night.