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An ideal fall cover-up, an army jacket is the perfect autumn alternative to the ubiquitous denim jacket. Sturdier than a sweater but lighter than a leather jacket, a parka brings a touch of ruggedness and a whole lot of cool to any outfit. As the weather starts to chill up, it's time to dig up this classic cool-weather piece and rework it into your wardrobe. For all those looking to  buy a new version, we have shortlisted our favorite utilitarian jackets that look just as tough as they look trendy:

Zara Jacket (Rs. 4990):
Counter the tough utilitarian feel of this oversized jacket with a pop of  feminine finishes. A sequin mini worn with a simple white tee and some sturdy ankle boots would a create a flawless contrast. You could also opt for a vibrant pop of color by throwing the jacket over a bright sheath dress. 

Mango Military Jacket (Rs. 6790):
If you are in need of some streetwise edge then go for a cool girl’s take on the twinset by throwing it over a simple tee in a matching hue. All you need to do is to add your favorite trainers to have an instant off-duty fashion forward look. 

Utility Jacket (Rs. 1825;
A utility jacket worn with a sweatshirt and a pair of distressed denim makes for a stupendous street style look. The distressed details complement the ruggedness of the jacket. Add a bit of feminine glamour via a pair of sparkly earrings and finish the look with a pair of ankle strap pumps for a chic evening out. You could easily swap the heels for a pair of casual slip-ons and you have a casual outfit that’s perfect for a crisp fall day picnic.

Forever 21 Camo Jacket (Rs. 2700 approx):
Strike a feminine note by mixing this printed army inspired topper with your favorite ladylike staples. We suggest layering it over a combination of black midi skirt and a chunky knit and some metallic heels. For a more laid back weekend look, you can always fall back on a button-down and denim pairing. 

Forever 21 Long Jacket (Rs. 1800 approx):
Olive looks gorgeous paired with the fall ‘it’ color Marsala. Team this knee length jacket with a feminine burgundy top, white culottes and strappy heels for the right mix of high-low style.

H&M Fitted Jacket (Rs. 2999):
With an emphasis on sharp tailoring and masculine lines, the classic military style gets a bold update with faux leather sleeves. Give it a more sexy vibe by paring it with some edges basics like a pair of leather skinnies and stiletto booties.

Lara Dutta looked darling wearing a black and white outfit at one of her movie promotional events. The styling here is on-point especially the high impact finishing touch provided by the studded red pumps. If you love the sophisticated monochrome look as much as we do, then recreate it with the similar pieces we found around the web:

BCGB Fringe Skirt (Rs. 13,000 approx): This is the actual skirt worn by the actress and is availabe at the BCBG flagship store in DLF Emporio Mall in Delhi.

Printed Pencil Skirt (Rs. 2805; Here is a much cheaper alternative to the BCBG skirt.

Forever 21 White Shirt (Rs. 1200 approx)

Aldo Heels (Rs. 6000 approx)

Forever 21 CutOut Earrings (Rs. 250 approx)


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The '70s revival that we've been witnessing for several months shows no sign of slowing down. Tastemakers everywhere have declared Suede as the most coveted texture for fall and designers like Saint Laurent and Gucci zeroed in on the Suede Mini Skirt as the gorgeous go-to piece for the season

There is something seriously cool about a sleek suede skirt - it is slightly less edgy than its leather counterpart, but the soft style makes it equally chic for both work and play. Whether its a simple tan mini or a more contemporary version with studs, fringe or a fresh hue, the luxe material (faux or real) is an instant wardrobe winner. Styled with a fringejacket, a denim shirt, white button down or a modern leather jacket, there are infinite ways to give this classic a cool new update. Go ahead and shop our favorite suede skirts and get ready to be the raddest chick on the block:

Warehouse Skirt (Rs. 5000;
Get the swing of suede to your look with this simple yet statement making skirt. For a girly twist, counter the suede's earthy tone with sweet pastels or go full-retro with a floral pussy bow blouse and sneakers.

Zara Skirt (Rs. 3990):
This flirty little number in bright red is a little unexpected. Temper the bold color with another strong print like leopard or give it casual flair by pairing it with a striped tee. Add some flair with lace-up heels.

Forever 21 Skirt (Rs. 1200 approx):
Add a little rock and roll to your wardrobe with this fringe accented number. This skirt combines just enough of the current trends to be cool without trying too hard. Opt for an off-shoulder black top to bring out the skirt’s rich rust hue.

Mango Skirt (Rs. 5590):
The peek-a-boo woven detail of this mini brings an airier feel to the heavy fabric. Balance it with a lightweight tank during this last leg of summer heat and for crisp fall days complement it with a thick denim shirt to reflect the 70’s spirit.

Zara Seamed Skirt (Rs. 3990):
A front lace-up top with flutter sleeves will make this chocolate mini stand out from the rest. Finish the look with chelsea boots and wavy hair. 

Olive Skater Skirt (Rs. 1450;
The deep olive shade of this skirt makes it a perfect piece for the chilly months ahead. Tuck in a chunky cream sweater with a pair of ankle boots for a weekend outing. For a more polished look, pair this A-line style with a fitted top and ankle strap pumps.

Denim is seasonless and there is no way we can get through our day-to-day dressing dilemmas without a little dose of denim. But as the spring runways have taught us, denim is not just about jeans. This season designers have reimagined everyone’s favorite fabric into all kinds of cool iterations, our favorite of which happens to be the Denim dress.

Denim Dress is a more breathable alternative to do denim and it provides all the comfort and ease of your favorite bottoms, but feels a little more exciting and bit less expected. From a traditional and office appropriate shirt dress to a sexy strappy version, we have found dope iterations of denim frocks for you to choose from:

Mango Shirt Dress (Rs. 3990):
Perk up your mood on a blue Monday morning with this an easy to style shirtdress from Mango. Partner them with loafers during the week and it will look just as rad with sneakers on the weekends. 

Forever 21 Denim Shift Dress (Rs. 1400 approx):
Part cool girl - part tomboy, we adore the simplicity of this shift dress. The oversized front pockets give this dress a little more flair. The dress is a simple canvas that’s super easy to style - we are thinking printed scarf, playful shoes and stacks of jewelry. 

Forever New Embroidered Dress (Rs. 2795):
Let your denim dress stand out with a little something extra, like the embroidered  detailing on this one. It also features the most adorable cut-out back which sets it apart from the rest of our picks. Wear it for a pool-side party with cool espadrilles or take it out to the bar with a pair of wedge heels. 

Zara Fit and Flare Dress (Rs. 2990):
This fit and dare dress is another way to get chic with denim. Apart from its super flattering shape, its easy to dress up or down and to wear solo or layer it up. Wear it to work with a blazer and pumps and to a cocktail party with platform heels and some shiny baubles. 

Denim Bodycon Dress (Rs. 1499;
If you want to go feminine without being girly, you've met your match. This two toned denim dress is the most sophisticated way to to denim - we especially dig the contrast between blue and grey.  

Cut-Out Denim Dress (Rs.1599;
Denim is inherently cool but it feels especially edgy in this cut-out  version. Give it an elegant glam touch with delicate gold jewelry and some strappy heels for an evening out. Or add a youthful cheeky accent to it with a cheerful printed clutch and some laid-back slip-ons.

The only solution to 99 percent humidity and blazing winds is to wear as little clothing as possible. The return of the slip dress couldn’t have come at a better time - the intimates inspired dress made famous in the 90’s is making a coy comeback with designers falling in love with the glorious feminine silhouette again. With their lightweight fabrics and barely there coverage, slip dresses might not be the easiest piece to style. But fresh updates and thought full add-ons can easily make the throwback style au courant. We have rounded up 6 slinky dresses for every summer occasion: 


Forever 21 Dress (Rs. 1100 approx):
Meet your new summer uniform - a spaghetti style number is the route to summer style domination. Worn alone or layered under a jacket, this pastel piece will exude easy glamour every time.

Mango Strap Dress (Rs. 3490):
This dress from Mango achieves the enviable balance between casual but sophisticated and feminine but unfussy. Wear it now with some contrasting heels and a pearl choker and layer it over a turtleneck for fall and accent with some edgy ankle boots. 

Zara Lace Dress (Rs. 2890):
You can’t go wrong with a LBD with lace details for a romantic rendezvous. Skip fussy accessories and let a sculptural choker and sleek mules do the work for you. 

Vero Moda Dress (Rs. 1995;
Headed for a weekend getaway? Reach for a fun, tropical, punchy print. Let the pattern do the talking by pairing it with simple flat sandals.

Cami Dress (Rs. 1095;
This bright orange offering at feels fresh while still giving off that quintessential breeziness of a slip dress. Opt for a more grungy vibe by throwing over a chambray shirt and a pair of chunky loafers or let the dress be the standout piece by teaming it with strappy cage heels and a structured clutch.

Dorothy Perkins Dress (Rs. 1795;
The slip dress and cocktail hour are a match made in sartorial heaven. Seriously, in terms of sheer sex appeal, its tough to rival the basic slip dress. This peach number with its embellished detail is the way to do a slip dress for an evening affair. Just add a pair of pointy pumps and you are all set.