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Now that the party season (a.k.a high heels season) is over, we are on the lookout for some comfortable shoes that will keep our feet happy. The good old ballerinas, despite their superior comfort level can get a bit tiring after a point. So we have scoured the internet to find a selection of shoes from low heeled booties, to kitten heels to chic flats that are not only commuter friendly but are perfect to keep your legs moving after hours. Shop ahead some of the most comfy non-sneaker shoes to step up your shoe game: 

 

Cupidity Flats (Rs. 2000; Koovs.com):
Besides the obvious comfort factor of these glossy flats, the juxtaposition of the sleek menswear-inspired shape and the sassy metallic detail will add a flashy pop to just about any outfit. Put on a pair to instantly up your jeans’ style cred or provide high-shine polish to a demure office look.

Aldo Booties (Rs. 78000 approx):
Perfect alternative for those who don't do four-inch heels. These are as walkable as your go-to booties but with a little bit of bad-ass edge.

Mango Sandals (Rs.3390):
Manageable heeled perfection - the stacked heel of this sandal will put an extra but still comfortable spring in your step. We can guarantee you that they will be the superhero of your summer wardrobe. 

Forever 21 Shoes (Rs. 1500 approx):
The subtle balance of classic round toe and the girlie glamour makes it the perfect grown up ballerina flat. The bold red hue will give a sultry pop to every outfit from jeans to skirts.

Forever 21 Slip Ons (Rs. 1500 approx ):
There is nothing like a pair of slick modern modern slip ons complete with two-toned sophistication to leave a lasting impression. The streamlined silhouette will look equally sharp with cropped trousers or distressed denim.

Charles & Keith Slingbacks (Rs. 4799):
This is a perfect example of a shoe that lacks a heel but more than makes up for it in prettiness and polish.
 The metallic heel and the peek-a-boo detailing puts a twist on the classic slingback. Pair it with a pretty pleated skirt and button down shirt for a sweet-meets-preppy feel or give your ankle length jeans and sweatshirt a sophisticated finish.

Zara Heels (Rs.2890):
Yet another gorgeous spin on the iconic ankle strap silhouette. For an elegant heel with a ladylike flair, this pair is as good as it gets. The subtle studs mixed in with its soft powder blue hue hits all the right notes and makes day to night outfit transition a whole lot easier. 

 Zara Oxfords (Rs. 5990):
These borrowed-from-the-boys oxfords with their lower-heel profile makes them comfortable without losing an ounce of cool. Wear them with your boyfriend jeans for a touch of menswear luxe or give your girly dress a androgynous twist. 

There is no holiday more polarizing than V-day. Love it or loathe it, it’s almost impossible to escape the cupid craziness around this time of the year. And let’s admit it, we will take any excuse to indulge in the sweet things in life (chocolate, roses, cards and what not) and not to mention, it’s the perfect day to get dolled up and hit the town. So no matter which end of the spectrum you find yourself in, we have created outfit ideas for every type of V-day adventure from a dinner date with the love of your life to painting the town red with your besties:

Drinks & Dinner with the Boyfriend/Husband:
There is no better way to make a sexy, seriously stylish statement than with a red hot dress. Celebrate the love-is-in-the-air feeling with a festive pick that is just right to make date night a winner. Pair it with sheer lace pumps and unabashedly girlie cuff and a pair of dainty earrings for a touch of elegance.

Forever New Dress (Rs. 3075)

Forever 21 Earrings (Rs. 250)

Forever 21 Clutch (Rs. 1100)

Forever New Cuff (Rs.895)

Forever New Pumps (Rs.4400)

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Staying In:
A romantic, candlelit dinner at home gives you the perfect opportunity to dress a little fancier than you normally would. Embrace your boldness with a spunky, daring look. The brilliance of this bodysuit is that it's comfortable while being undeniably sexy. Pull on the lacy piece and your favorite pair of leg-lengthening nude pumps. And if you decide to head out for dessert, cover up with a sharp cut blazer vest for an extra sultry touch.

Forever 21 Jumpsuit (Rs. 2000 approx)

Mawi Skull Earrings (Rs. 495)

Forever 21 Bag (Rs.1800 approx)

Forever 21 Cuff (Rs. 450 approx)

Aldo Pumps (Rs. 4500 approx)

Mango Blazer Vest (Rs. 4590)

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First Date:
Ditch the V-day sartorial clichés altogether in favor of something sultry yet unexpected for a date with a relatively new fling. You can never go wrong with a classic black and white combo. This stunning midi skirt paired with an eye-catching lace top proves that you need a flash of skin to catch someone's eye.  Finish with a punch of color in honor of the day with red lips and a red fringe bag. 

Forever 21 Cropped Top (Rs. 2000 approx)

Qupid Cage Heels (Rs. 2800; Kooks.com)

Forever New Necklace (Rs.2000)

Cupidity Fringe Clutch (Rs. 2300; Koovs.com)

Laser Floral Skirt (Rs. 1895; Koovs.com)

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BFF Bonanza:
Revel in your singleness with your bff’s by pulling out all the stops. This sheer embellished cami paired with edgy leather pants adds that extra oomph to your look. Strappy sandals and a pair of cute earrings will have set for an evening of drunken debauchery with your gal pals.

Forever 21 Top (Rs. 1800 approx)

Zara Faux Leather Pants (Rs. 2990)

Forever 21 Sandals (Rs. 2000 approx)

Earrings (Rs.699; Koovs.com)

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.