StylePile Magazine

As much as we love clothing, it's the shoes that can really make or break an outfit . And though we love a gorgeous towering heel every now and then, it cannot be an everyday thing. So for the sake of our poor tired soles, let us introduce you the hardest working flat in your summer wardrobe. A fancy update on the classic ballerinas, this season is all about edgier style and ankle wrap detailing. These clever kicks manage to be that magical mix of style and practicality that you will want to wear them everywhere. We have scoured the web to bring you our favorite iterations of this trendy silhouette. So slip them on, tie them up and get romping:

New Look Shoes (Rs. 2295; Koovs.com):
Get a little glitzy with these metallic heel shoes. Wear them to polish off distressed denim for a flirty date look. 

Aldo Flats (Rs. 6000 approx):
Look no further than this navy pair for a daytime option that’s versatile and not too sexy for the office. Adjustable ankle straps makes this style easy to customize for all day comfort and cute enough to transition for after-work plans.

 Zara Flats (Rs. 2890):
Plant your feet firmly on the ground with this trendy Zara flats. They will make a basic outfit feel fancy and lend a hipster-vibe to a glam look. 

Charles & Keith Ballerina (Rs. 5299):
This nude pair from Charles and Keith is the working girl’s answer to summer sandals. Tie them around the ankle and partner them with a knee length skirt for a look that is sophisticated for your 9-5 routine. Get them weekend ready by wrapping them around the calf and wearing them with your favorite denim shorts. 

Forever 21 Shoes (Rs. 2000 approx.):
Revaluate your summer shoe game with these Forever 21 lace-ups. With a thick block heel, we suggest going for a full blown dramatic effect in a slinky slip dress.

Mango Platforms (Rs. 7990):
For those who want to try a heel, but feel comfortable while doing it - this is the perfect option. The sandy suede gives this pair a sleek air of cool that will look super cool with a pair of culottes.

Summer Totes
20 Jun 2015

Thanks to extended daylight hours and plenty of warm-weather plans, Summer tends to be the season of easy, breezy and low maintenance dressing. It’s the season for lightening up and we are starting with your everyday bag. Whether you are vacation bound or headed to work, the switch to summer season isn’t fully complete until you have swapped your heavy bags for a versatile, take anywhere tote. From a  structured city slicker to an easy boho alternative, we have narrowed the offerings to the six of the cutest sacks around:

Mango Boho Bag (Rs. 4590):
An unbelievably cute little number that despite being a summer tote will get miles of wear all year long. 

Zara Woven Bag (Rs. 5890):
Consider your ultimate bag buddy found. In soft neutral hues, this classic woven tote shows a seriously luxe twist on a favorite summer pattern. Perfect for livening up a maxi dress or adding interest to a white button down at work.

Forever New Laser Cut Tote (Rs. 3800):
This laser cut tote is a luxe carryall that you'll take to the office and beyond this Summer and the next and the next. A crisp white finish and the cool hardware give this roomy tote a polished update.

Foldover Tote (Rs. 824;Shoppers Stop):
A tribal-inspired print in classic black and white hue is polished enough for the office and cool enough for your off-duty days. 

Multicolor Canvas Bag (Rs. 1250; Jabong.com):
A quirkier, brighter take on classic stripes - this quintessential hold-everything tote puts the fun in functional. 

SugarRush Studded Tote (Rs. 1679; Amazon.in):
It's not just the color we love on this tote but the subtle studs make it playful enough to seamlessly transition from a meeting in the boardroom to a stroll on the boardwalk. 

Summers are practically synonymous with effortless glamour - when the temperatures start to soar, our desire to put together a fussy outfit plummets - that’s when we rely on our one piece show stopper - the Maxi Dress. Not only is the longer silhouette wildly flattering but they have the charm and grace to take your from a daytime event to a night time soiree. And despite their name, they take minimal effort to style - grab a pair of flats, pile on a few bracelets and you have an instant outfit or add on some serious, make-it-happen heels for some drama. From flowy sheer numbers to punchy floral options, we have shortlisted our most favorite pieces that will take you from a cozy weekend brunch to a completely glam night out on the town and several occasions in between: 

Zara Striped Maxi (Rs. 1990):
If you have a thing for effortless dressing and easy style, this is the one piece that you need in your closet. Add oversized shades, a straw fedora, a thin belt and platforms to turn it into a head turner. 

Maxi Dress (Rs.1895; Koovs.com):
This black and white version from Koov’s hits the pitch perfect note that will help you stay ahead of the style game. The long sleeves and the high neck allow the dress to remain modest while bringing a surprise edginess and the sexy side slit makes for a flashy  eye-catching detail. Further the glam factor with a pair of minimalistic sandals, a top knot and a swipe of red lips.

Mango Dress (Rs.2990):
Whether your weekend plans include retail therapy or meeting up with friends, this floral frock from Mango is perfect for wherever the day takes you. Just throw in a pair of kolhapuri sandals and a fringe bag to give it a major bohemian spin. 

Forever 21 Lace Panel Dress (Rs. 2300 approx):
The sexy-cool hint of lace and sheer gives this white rendition an ethereal vibe that will make you stand out against a sea of summer brights. This floor skimming gown will look equally chic covering up a neon biking by the beach or with gladiators at your next cocktail party. 

Maxi Dress (Rs.1399; Shopnineteen.com):
This ultra-bright maxi is a pretty pick for your entertaining affairs. It needs minimal add-ons: a sophisticated clutch and stud earrings, and your are go to go.

Embroidered Maxi (Rs 2895; Jabong.com):
Instead of a bold print, this jersey version lets the contrasting embroidery and sporty vibe stand on its own for a maxi style that feels low-maintenance and still totally chic. Capitalize on its versatility by layering with a denim vest and a printed scarf. A pair of slip-on sneakers will make for a stylish and practical addition.

A good pair of jeans might be our go-to denim piece all year round but the hot sticky days of summer demand something more easy going and airy. Keeping in tune with the recent takeover of fashion by the ’70s, the denim skirt is one such iteration that provides the casual-cool vibe of denim without compromising on the comfort factor.

You may be surprised to find that this swingy version of denim is just about as versatile as your go-to skinnies. You could wear it virtually with anything from a cropped knit to a classic striped tee. Edgy, preppy or polished whatever be your personal style statement, the new batch of bottoms in the market have something for every taste:

Forever 21 Skirt (Rs. 1500 approx):
A midi style like this calls for lace-up sandals and a statement necklace - perfect way to pull off the trend for a summer gathering. Transform this casual piece by pairing it with a sophisticated silk top and low heeled sandals to freshen up your cubicle game. 

Zara Patchwork Skirt (Rs. 2990):
Give the denim number the spotlight it deserves by keeping it super simple with styling. Just throw on a white tee and a pair of sneakers and you are all set to stroll the streets in style.

Mango Distressed Denim Skirt (Rs. 2990):
Go monochrome with sleeveless chambray shirt knotted up front or pair it with a graphic tee and your most amazing heels for a high-low mix with staying power.

Spring Break Skater Skirt (Rs. 950; Koovs.com):
Create an eye-catching combo by partnering the skater skirt with an embellished sweatshirt and cage heels. Give the whole look a grown-up boost from a crisp white button-up peeking from underneath. 

Zara Frayed Skirt (Rs. 2990):
A little rough around the edges the skirt still manages to look polished with its demure length and full silhouette taking the frayed look to a whole new level. For a breezy and boho vibe team the skirt with an embroidered peasant blouse and gladiator sandals. 

Vero Moda Pencil Skirt (Rs. 3495; Koovs.com):
A classic pencil skirt is a staple for all things work friendly and figure flattering. This  lighter wash version from Vero Moda is a sleek and sophisticated denim option that is as feminine and sexy as ever. Dress it up with a blazer or down with a pair of kicks to stay on trend.

Nothing signals the arrival of summer quite like the little white dress. A fresh, cool alternative to your everyday frock, the LWD is an incredibly versatile summer wardrobe staple. From a classic white pump to metallic accents to fun pops of color, everything works like a charm with the LWD. Whether you are looking for a casual version that is a step up from your basic white tee or in the mood for something festive, we have an array of clean and crisp offerings that you would want to live in all summer long. 

 Zara Patch Dress (Rs. 2890):
This quirky cool patchwork dress from Zara makes it easy to channel your inner tomboy. Create a trendy paring by wearing your favorite slip-on sneakers with it or opt for edgy white pumps with studs for a more fashion forward feel. 

Mango Beaded Dress (Rs. 1990):
This oversized bohemian design form Mango is lightweight enough to throw on for a day at the beach, but can also be easily dressed up with standout accessories.

Forever 21 Pleated Dress (Rs. 2400 approx):

Turn up the heat in this eye catching and flirty version from Forever 21. Accent it with bold red lips and a printed clutch to pack a fashionable punch at your next dinner date.

Lace up Sleeve Dress (Rs. 4500; Koovs.com):
Although demure in silhouette, the lace-up sleeves on this dress add a subtle hint of sexy. Partner it with white ankle strap heels and a nude lip for an impeccably chic look. 

White Embroidered Dress (Rs. 795; Jabong.com):
This breezy white dress provides the prettiest kind of seasonal style. Liven it up for any kind of summer fete with bold-hued sandals and a fedora.

Layered White Dress (Rs. 1099; Shopnineteen.com):
This lacy Summer-perfect dress is cut out for much more than the Saturday-to-Sunday hangouts. Give it a pulled together spin by layering with a polished blazer,leather tote and sophisticated heels.