StylePile Magazine

February 14 is just round the corner and we think a little celebration is in order. This is year along with that special someone, we would like you to make a little extra effort for the super special BFF who has been with you through all the ups and downs of life. You have shared your biggest secrets, memories and laughs with her so why not celebrate this day of love by giving her something that will be a sweet reminder of your life long friendship. And when it comes to the perfect gift, its not the amount of money spent that matters the most but its the sentiment it conveys. We have shortlisted some cute trinkets and girly accessories are sure to make her swoon:

Hearts iPhone Case (Rs. 498; Snapdeal.com):
Easiest way to give your phone a facelift is with a fun cover. Get your gal pal this adorable heart print phone cover for both aesthetic and protection purposes.

H&M Keyring (Rs. 699):
Because you can’t go wrong with this fuzzy little key chain. It will be the prefect accessory to keep her keys secure and jazz up her everyday bag.

Coffee Mug (Rs. 295; Chumbak.com):
This mug was made for long gossip sessions over multiple cups of hot cup of tea.

Forever 21 Make-up Bag (Rs. 469):
Give your gals something that will cheer them up and remind of you even before they step out of the house. This cute make-up pouch will help her keep all her essentials in one place - trust us she will be thanking you everytime she can find that ever elusive lipgloss in her bag.

Mango T-shirt (Rs. 890):
There is no way this t-shirt won’t bring a smile to your best friend’s face.

Cushion (Rs. 950; tappukidukaan.com):
Liven up your Bf’s space with a cheeky cushion over that’s bound to start many epic conversations.

Now that the holiday season in full momentum, the search for insanely beautiful holiday outfits is officially ON. It’s the time of the year to pull out all your best threads and strut your stuff. We have worked hard to pick out pieces that capture the sparkle and shine of the season at budget friendly prices. Regardless of what you are celebrating you will find a style that suits the events dotting your calendar this month. So embrace you holiday spirit and let the glitz and glam take over:

Forever 21 Sequin Dress (Rs. 2250):
A sequin dress to help you shine like the star that you are. Pair this sparkly number with sleek stiletto pumps and a fur vest to steal the show.

Lavish Alice Dress (Rs. 6595; Koovs.com):
The figure-hugging, knee-length silhouette of this dress is sophisticated and uncomplicated. The plunging neckline and the side slit is a perfect blend of feminity and boldness. All you need is a killer pair of black heels and a red lip to go with!

Mango Lace Gown (Rs. 7990):
Lace is perfect for when you are feeling a little sexy and a lot festive. This flowy, floor length ball gown is fit for a queen (on a budget). Enhance the sweetheart neckline with a sparkly statement necklace and make an entrance with a sleek cape blazer draped over your shoulders to turn heads.

Emerald Flare Maxi Dress (Rs. 4990; Thelabellife.com):
Jewel tones are a Fall staple but its rich emerald green that best says ladylike. All this striking flowy gown needs is a pair of statement earrings and rad heels to make a serious splash.

Miss Selfridge Dress (Rs. 5387; Jabong.com):
This LBD with its embellished details and sheer overlay has all the makings of a seriously slamming party number. Just add your favorite party shoes and box clutch to be the most sartorially savvy girl at your next soiree.

Bodycon Dress (Rs. 1099; Stalkbuylove.com):
Sometimes it's nice to give the shine a break and go for sleek minimalism for the holidays. The trick to making this stunning and obviously sexy dress work is simple; as in, keep it very simple. We are thinking pulled back hair in a sleek pony with simple black pumps and a hint of gloss.

This time of the year marks a very special time in our hearts - party season. Holiday dresses are expected and somewhat ubiquitous around this time. Rather than steering towards same old silhouettes, why not shake things up a bit with hot holiday shorts? We have shortlisted the most glamorous pairs that will make a celebration-ready statement in a snap:

Forever 21 Metallic Shorts (Rs. 1500 approx):If there was ever a time to wear shimmery shorts, its now. Team it with a sheer black blouse which can be topped off with a fun but functional fur coat preferably in a similar hue. Add glitzy earrings and suede pumps for an upscale effect. 

Metallic Shorts (Rs. 960; Limeroad.com):
Let your festive side run wild with this soft rose gold pair. Top off the outfit with accessories that have just as much seasonal cheer like metallic heels ankle strap heels and a stunning coat.

Embellished Shorts (Rs. 1259; Jabong.com):
These embellished shorts are a perfect alternative to your fancy LBD. Dress them up with a lovely silk blouse, statement stiletto booties, and tights to keep you warm on the party circuit. 

Zara Suede Shorts (Rs. 2990):
Make these rich green shorts standout with luxe accent pieces and an eye-catching top. We are outfitting ours with an ultra feminine off-white lace top and bringing in some edge via sharp over the knee boots in black. 

Mango Beads Shorts (Rs. 2990):
These bottoms practically call for a celebration. Pair them with a sweatshirt like top in a contrasting camel hue. Further the holiday spirit with a glittery clutch and slip on a pair of comfy ankle boots to dance rock the dance floor.

H&M Sequin Shorts (Rs. 1500 approx):
We love the festive feel of these sequined shorts, but to keep the look from getting over the top, add in a silky top and then balance out the sparkle with edgier accessories, like a studded box clutch and some sleek pointy toe lace-up booties.

Trend Alert - Velvet
12 Dec 2015

This year our absolute favorite trend was Velvet, the luxe and plush texture dominated the Fall runways. Designers like Alexander Wang, Valentino and Lanvin were leading the pack with their new iterations of the classic textile.

Velvet’s rich finish lends itself perfectly to the chilly weather adding a dynamic twist to your cold weather get-up. The slinky material can work seamlessly into your wardrobe for work, play, or otherwise. Pair it with blazers and sweaters to add an extra dose of texture to your ensemble, or go casual and wear it with jeans or a sweatshirt for a cool off-duty look. High street stores are full of sumptuous pieces to satisfy our current velvet crush. Here are some of our faves:

Velvet Top (Rs. 1295; Koovs.com):
This romantic peplum top in plush velvet will work great for an office party. The see-through mesh neck and sleeves add an extra dose of flair without revealing too much.

H&M Skirt (Rs. 1299 approx):
The bright colors of this mini skirt offer a great alternative to the dark hues that normally rule at this time of the year. The skirt would be perfect for a family gathering or a girl’s day out. Pair it with a chunky knit and ankle booties for a cute winter look.

Zara Velvet Jacket (Rs. 7990):
We love this Zara Jacket on its own - the colorful embroidery strikes a perfect chord between bohemian and polished. Its fancy enough to spruce up your daily denim routine. But we love the idea of it even more with a pair of velvet pants for a full velveteen effect. Try out this look for your next cocktail party for a new twist on on evening wear.

Forever 21 Velveteen Jumpsuit (Rs. 1980 approx):
Understated and elegant, this black velvet jumpsuit makes for a perfect outfit for a date night. Just add a pair of sky high pumps preferably in a bold scarlet hue and finish with a lustrous red lip. 

Tricot Dress (Rs. 2699; Stalkbuylove.com):
This dress screams night out on town. With its body skimming silhouettes and the lone bare arm, the style is sexy and feminine. All you need are some heels and earrings and you’re set for any holiday shindig. But, if you are feeling extra daring, try paring it with sleek over the knee boots.

Mango Velvet Leggings (Rs. 3490):
These burnout velvet leggings are sleek enough for evening affairs but have great potential for daytime dressing too. Aside from their comfort factor, these bottoms lend a more structured look to the relaxed fabric. Try wearing these with a jewel toned lace top and metallic heels for a social gathering. Take them out for a coffee run by adding a grey sweatshirt and your go-to kicks. 

Turtlenecks have long been considered functional but not really fashionable, but thanks to the efforts of designers and support of stye icons over the past few years, these high-neck tops have been transformed into closet classics - endlessly versatile and surprisingly flattering. This season designers worked on transitional autumn styles by digging into the untapped layering potential of turtlenecks. 

A cute little dress is always a nice idea but perhaps not the most practical one with the dropping temperatures around - cue the turtleneck. Using a thin turtleneck as a bottom layer under your favorite summer and fall dresses is our favorite iteration of the trend. It is a genius and cozy way to winterize your wardrobe without spending too much. We have rounded up our faves that will keep you warm and toasty all season long:

Mango Sweater (Rs. 890):
An easy, wear with-anything-piece that will look unpredictably chic peeking from underneath a sleek plaid shift dress. 

Forever 21 TurtleNeck (Rs. 1200 approx):
Work your monochromatic magic and make a simple ribbed polo neck look totally off-the-moment by slipping it under a similar hued dress. Topping the outfit with a tough moto jacket will give it an expected edge. 

Zara Sweater (Rs. 1790):
This striped version from Zara will get you toasty and trendy in a snap. Worn with black tights and shearling boots, this sweater is a weather-proof update to a simple frock.  

Roll Neck Jumper (Rs. 1695; Koovs.com):
With its mock neck and bright hue, this jumper will brighten up a dreary winter day in an instant. Make it the center of your ensemble by partnering it with a black streamlined frock and knee high boots. 

Marla Sweater (Rs. 1299; stalkbuylove.com):
Add dimension to your go-to work shirt dress by layering this lovely olive sweater underneath, with its textured sleeves peeking out at the edges. 

Pepe Jeans Sweater (Rs. 1999; Jabong.com):
Take your turtleneck theme up a notch by dressing it up for a nighttime event. We would suggest pairing it under a bold strappy number in a vibrant hue. Throw on a structured print blazer to give the staple an elevated vibe. Finish off the ensemble with some tights and a pair of chic loafers.