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Fashion is fickle but for every off the moment, flash in a pan trend there are a few timeless and chic pieces that are always in vogue. And one such classic and evergreen piece is the quintessential black coat. It's the one piece of outerwear that we all have in our closets, something that we can truly wear year after year, a coat that looks good with everything and never goes out of style. But despite is versatility and its classic good looks, a basic black coat can get boring pretty fast. But worry not, a few simple upgrades and a keen attention to detail can elevate this simple basic into a toasty outerwear that looks just as good as the outfit its hiding underneath. We have shortlisted our favorite black jackets that pack a serious punch despite their neutral hue: 

Zara High Collar Coat (Rs. 9990):
An essential style with all the makings of a champ - its versatility and beauty lies in its details. This amazing high collar coat will instantly feminize your winter look with the quick cinch at the waist and is guaranteed to blanket you with ultimate warmth. 

Forever New Sleeveless Coat (Rs. 6800):
Outerwear that has no sleeves doesn't sound easy to wear, nor does it seem particularly practical. But it surprisingly is -  it adds an extra layer of warmth without completely engulfing your core outfit. Wear it buttoned all the way up, or leave the front open to give your jeans and turtle neck combo a rad upgrade.

Forever 21 Shearling Coat (Rs. 3300 approx):
No fabric in the world can touch the warmth and coziness of shearling. This Forever 21 topper lined with shearling is a great way to make a subtle splash while beating the chilly weather.

Mango Coat (Rs. 8990):
This Mango wool coat will not only keep you toasty but also stand out for being elegant and polished with its dramatic oversized collar and subtle leather trimmed pockets. 

Promod Faux Fur Coat (Rs. 6000 approx):
A fuzzy friend for those who want to stand out this season - this coat proves that you don’t always need to rely on loud colors to make a bold statement. This option keeps noir fresh with its eye catching and warm texture. 

Liebemode Coat (Rs. 2500;
The dual texture and tone of this coat puts a sophisticated twist on the classic style. It’s the perfect piece for that office to night transition.

Continuing its reign from the past few seasons, the crop top was again one of the most ubiquitous trends this summer. But, just because fog has replaced the sun in the weather forecast doesn't mean you have to give the abbreviated style a break. The current crop of tops have been updated with a small but standout detail - side slits.

A cool hybrid between a shirt and a dress, an elongated top with side slits is a closet powerhouse with easy to style versatility. Depending on how dramatic you want to go, you can choose from ground skimming long versions to tunic lengths to ones with subtle few inches cuts to reveal just a flicker of skin. There are endless varieties of these breezy tops available at your favorite retailers, here are our top picks:

Forever New Longline Shirt (Rs. 3200):
We love the idea of layering a blazer vest, black pants and sleek pumps with this navy shirt for a polished work look. For a laid-back weekend vibe, a faux fur vest and a chelsea boots mixed in with a pair of black denims would do the trick. 

Mango Ribbed Tee (Rs. 2990):
This slouchy, ribbed split-seam tee is one of the easy pieces that will just work with anything. Play on the classic jeans and tee combo but make it a little special by going long on top and little flared on bottom, a bandana scarf tied around the neck will add to the retro flair.

Forever 21 Contrast Tunic (Rs. 1200 approx):
This sleeveless top with a high neckline and contrast slit sides offers an edgy yet refined take on the trend. Wear it with leather skinnies and heeled booties to make a lasting impression on your dinner date or wear it with a flowy mini peeking from underneath and slip on sneakers for a relaxed vibe.

Pinstripe Top (Rs. 1495;
This pinstripe top is all business in the front and party on the sides. Take this slitted number to the office by layering a white button down underneath, then go bare or opt for a lacy tank for happy hour. It’s a move both your HR and girl gang will be happy to get onboard with.

Floral Maxi Top (Rs. 1500;
This is the kind of high slit we can get behind in a blink of an eye. The draping keeps you almost fully covered save for that tiny hint of skin on one side. Wear it with slim pants or skinny denims to balance out the top’s maximum length. 

Zara Plaid Top (Rs. 2990):
This slitted plaid shirtdress covers two fall trends in one timeless garment. Wear with tennis shoes to keep it casual or dress up the look with heeled mules and a leather jacket.

We are all for getting onboard the latest and most exciting shoe trend every season. But there are plenty of days in the bone chilling winter months when we are in the mood and need for a fuss-free uncomplicated shoe. A basic black bootie is one of those quintessential fall closet staples that is just indispensable. Their versatility and their ability to instantly add polish to any outfit is what makes a pair of black booties the hardest working shoe in the closet. We have picked up few fresh spins on the old classic that will make your go-with-everything winter shoe feel more au courant: 

New Look Boots (Rs. 3095;
Say hello to gorgeous year-round appropriate booties. This lace-up style would go great with tights and skirts as well as pants in winters and with bare legs in the Spring. 

Forever New Boots (Rs. 5400):
It took once glance at these black booties from Forever New for us to fall head over heels in love with them. Constructed out of suede with faux leather strap and finished with just a touch of metallic buckle, this pair hits a home-run with its subtle details. If there was ever a way to add instant edge to everything from a sleek pair of jeans to a dress, it's with these shoes.

Mango Buckle Booties (Rs. 8990):
A boot that’s both functional and spot-on stylish. Dress them up or dress them down - these Mango buckle beauties would lend their edgy sophistication to culottes, skinny  jeans and much, much more.

Zara Booties (Rs.6990):
The lustrous gold highlights and the feminine tassel detail instantly adds glamour to these suede Zara boots. Elevate your look and make this bootie the statement piece that makes your outfit shine.

Magnum Boots (Rs.2199;
The everyday, practically season-less bootie that you'll get plenty of use out of in the winters and beyond. These casual but chic booties are smart enough to go with black tights and a dress but low-key enough to be paired with your favorite distressed denims. 

Aldo Boots  (Rs. 8400 approx):
The metallic tips and the dual texture lend a rockstar vibe to the basic black boot. This Aldo pair with its thick stacked heel were meant for walking and will take you from the sidewalk to the rooftop bar in a flash.

It’s time to hang up the raffia and canvas bags and keep an eye out for the Fall handbag bounty. A killer trendy bag is the easiest way to revamp your look for the new season. From structured shapes to mixed materials, there are a whole lot of new options to choose from. But the It bag shape that will dominate this season is the sturdy Saddle Bag. With its characteristic semi-round shape, front flap closure and hands free strap, the saddle bag is roomy enough to hold all your essentials but still compact enough to not get in the way. Take a peek at our favorite bunch of bags that are undeniably chic and refreshingly convenient: 

Zara Mini Bag (Rs. 2890):
Your search for the ultimate saddle bag ends here with this lust worthy option from Zara. The dual mix of texture with leather and fur lends it a subtle 70’s touch while still keeping it sophisticated and contemporary. 

Mango Studded Bag (Rs. 2290):
Best way to induce a carefree mood for the fall is to start with a new bag minus all the baggage. This conveniently cool carryall from Mango sets itself apart with its studded embellishments and tassel detail. The low-key neutral hue goes with everything and will especially look adorable with a full length floral dress and knee high boots. 

Forever New Python Bag (Rs. 2600):
A far cry from its wild west roots, this snake print version from Forever New gives the saddle bag a modern makeover. 

Warehouse Bag (Rs. 3000;
A classic shape in a rich burgundy hue that’s just perfect for fall. This bag has the potential to become your neutral everyday bag that you can wear with everything from flared denims to midi skirts to your knit dresses.

Forever 21 Embossed Bag (Rs. 1500 approx):
Step into neutral territory with this crafted faux leather bag complete with intricate embossing and studs.  This bag from Forever 21 is a true representation of its bohemian beginnings. Give your suede skirt and turtleneck outfit that old school throwback accent with this rugged bag.

Chain Bag (Rs. 999;
Let this delicate lilac bag pave the way for fall pastels in your closet. Sling it over your shoulder or clutch it in your palm - no matter how you wear it, the unexpected pop of color will dress up even our most lazy-day outfits

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.