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From the minimal, gold beauties at Balenciaga to the quirky wonders at Kate Spade, the past year has been all about making a statement with your fingertips. We have seen them worn stacked up and layered, individually and with company and even a ring too small has found a special place at the top of every fashionista’s fabulous fingers. From the simple metallic barely-there statement makers to the loud typographic ones spelling ‘Love’ and ‘Cool’, it is pretty much the year of the rings.

The best advice we can give you for styling rings with your outfit is to have fun with it. Try out different color palettes, mix a couple of metals, try out too many than you think are necessary or just go with a single reliable statement piece. The combinations are numerous if you apply a bit of creativity and pick up a few key pieces to play with. We have a selection of our favourite pretty things for you that are just a click away!

  1. Blur Ring (Rs. 600; Koovs.com): We have been the biggest fans of Blur and can’t be happier that they are now available at Koovs.com. This is a beautiful ring and we love the pop of color against the gold. We recommend it to be worn with a contrasting green or orange to make it stand out and look it’s best.
  2. Scissor Knuckle Duster Ring (Rs. 700; Koovs.com): This is the cutest design we have come across yet and we can’t wait to have it in our jewellery boxes. This ring is for the fun and fearless woman who likes to be quirky and is the ultimate trendsetter. Wear it with a cool monochrome outfit with layered necklaces and a chunky arm bands for a rocker chic look.
  3. Knuckle Duster Ring (Rs. 472 approx; Ebay.com): We love this simple design which is classy yet edgy and can look great with a ball gown as well as a regular denim look.
  4. Pull Bear Ring Set (Rs. 839 approx; Asos.com): There is nothing cooler than a delicate ring set and Pull Bear never disappoints. Wear these one are a time or stacked up or throw in a couple of simple metal bands to make the look chunkier. Either way it is going to be a very stylish affair!
  5. Accessorize Ring Set (Rs. 695; Myntra.com): Accessorize has a petite ring set for the classy fashionista featuring the word ‘’Love’, a heart and a cutesy bow. Pair these with a little summer dress and you are ready to make a pretty statement.
  6. Pipa + Bella Gold Shield Ring (Rs. 595): This Balenciaga look alike is every budget fashionista’s dream. We suggest you stock up on eight of these and wear them all at once a la Nicolas Ghesquiere’s vision.

When calling all attention to your fingers, remember to redo your manicure to provide the best backdrop for these stunners. We hope you enjoyed this post and are going to take inspiration from the ring trend real soon and update your jewellry boxes.

Source: The Cut; Style

Once a staple of fighter pilots, the bomber jacket has come a long way since its military associations. Short in length and long on style, the lightweight topper is the perfect way to switch up your outerwear game this season.

With cool details like playful prints, color blocked sleeves and mixed textures, the jacket feels fresh and refined for the season, making it a chic addition to everything from airy sundresses to our polished nine-to-five ensembles. No matter how and where you choose to wear it, we have shortlisted the coolest options on the market to fit your bill:

  1. BellField Jacket (Rs. 3,800; Koovs.com): We love a varsity inspired bomber jacket especially when it features faux leather sleeves and a chic grey color. This one from Koovs.com will look fantastic with distressed boyfriend jeans and some cool flatforms.
  2. Lindsay Jacket (Rs. 1,399; Stalkbuylove.com): With a cool sporty feel, the Lindsay jacket from stalkbuylove.com is an absolute favourite as is the starry print on it. Wear this one with your workout gear for a coffee run or even with skinny jeans and pointy, high-heeled pumps for a chic yet relaxed look.
  3. Faballey Jacket (Rs. 1,650): Floral bombers are on our absolute must-have list. We love how this garment combines feminine softness of the print with a masculine silhouette. Wear this one with a block coloured summer skirt and brogues for a casual look.
  4. Shop Nineteen Jacket (Rs. 959): We love how this jacket takes inspiration from the classic bomber and makes the silhouette it’s own. We love the nipped in waist and the cool shade of teal. We would love to wear this in a lady-like outfit of a sheer maxi dress and strappy sandals.
  5. Leopard Bomber (Rs. 1299; Shopinonit.com) A fashion clique’s favourite print can do no wrong if styled correctly, wear this leopard bomber jacket with a little black dress to keep yourself warm and to make a bold style statement.
  6. Oversized Bomber (Rs. 1,495; Koovs.com): We love the colors, the stripes and the fact that it is oversized. We would like to use this amazing jacket as a bikini or swimsuit cover-up at the beach while we are busy soaking up the sun.

Wear this jacket with a crop top for a 90’s look, with a shirt for a hipster mix and a simple tee to chill at home - the bomber jacket is a bonafide chameleon, which can as easily take you from the gym to the nightclub and from an errand run to a luxury yacht. It works for everybody without fail, all you need to do is style it so that you make it your own.

Deepika Padukone is a style-setting Jack of all trades. She is not only an accomplished actress but also has impeccable taste and red-carpet styling skills of a seasoned pro. She has won our hearts with her versatile daytime looks and her fearless take on trends on the red carpet.

In the latest edition of her standout looks, Deepika manages to meld both the feminine and the borrowed-from-the-boys aesthetic for an effortless appeal. She wore a slightly cropped sequin top with skinny denims and kept the accessories to a minimal. The addition of oversized glasses and oxfords gave the whole look a eclectic cool edge. If you are looking to add a touch of glitz to your everyday look, then we have found the right pieces to help you recreate Deepika’s look. Shop and shine on:

  1. Zara top (Rs. 4990)
  2. Vero Moda Jeans (Rs. 2295; Koovs.com)
  3. Glasses (Rs.1595)
  4. Forever 21 Shoes (Rs 2000 approx)
  5. Mango Bag (Rs. 4590)

Along with longer days in the sun, iced coffees, and fresh flowers, our favorite part of Spring is a closet refresh. Shelving our Winter wares means there's more closet space for this season's essentials — and with our 2014 Spring trends on the top of mind, we're reevaluating our basics with a fresh set of eyes. The secret to being the It-girl this season is surprisingly simple: just combine a carefree attitude with an edgy-meets-sophisticated take on current trends. We’ve narrowed the search down to the key pieces you’ll want to invest in for an easy breezy style update this season:

  1. Tunic Dress (Rs. 7990: Every girl needs a pretty white dress in her Summer artillery. We love this Mango Dress for its versatility factor. Dress them up with heels or dress them down with flats, and the overlay detailing is a special touch.
  2. Pleated skirt (Rs. 2595): A punchy print puts a spring in our step. We plan on wearing this feminine style with a classic button-up blouse and skinny ankle boots. Alternatively, layer an embellished, collared blouse underneath a black sweatshirt for a cheeky, schoolgirl touch, and slip on a pair of metallic kicks for a casual outfit with heaps of cool-chick appeal.
  3. Statement Tee (Rs. 1890): Our love affair with the fancy t-shirt is showing no signs of cooling. This tee will be both the casual counter to our pencil skirt at the office and the dressed-up option to top my boyfriend jeans on weekends.
  4. Striped Tee (Rs. 1000 approx): You can take a striped classic tee anywhere. Its chic enough to work into many a workday outfit - just tuck it into pencil skirt and wear it under blazer with confidence. Or mix it up with slouchy floral pants and flat sandals for a chic downtown look.
  5. Boyfriend Jeans (Rs. 3500 approx) With just the right amount of slouch, you can dress these jeans up or down!  Go all the way by topping it with an equally sun-stained chambray top for a day of browsing the shops and early afternoon cocktails. For evening skip the shirt in favor of a simple white tee, fierce metallic heels and a statement necklace.
  6. Denim Shirt (Rs. 1600): There is nothing as versatile and layer-friendly as this classic button-down - it’s a true outfit chameleon. Team with a pencil skirt for your 9-5 routine, wear it casually with printed denim over the weekend or go for an unexpected pairing with a metallic skirt and heels for the evening.
  7. Bucket bag (Rs. 4590): Looking for a new bag to carry all your worldly possessions? Fashion forward and entirely effortless, we can think of nothing easier or quite so cool as toting this carefree shape all season.
  8. Slip-on Sneakers (Rs. 4800 approx): For fashion-lovers who are all about standing out, this shoe is for you. Leopard print on sneakers is the pinnacle of glam and comfort. Wear them everywhere except for maybe athletic activities.

“When in doubt, wear red,’’ wise words from Mr. Bill Blass and this advice has been obediently followed by legendary fashionistas like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn to the rockstars of today from Gwen Stefani to Taylor Swift when it comes to their choice of lip color. The iconic red lip is a fashion staple, a classic and something that can glam up an outfit as casual as a tee and denims to an outfit as sophisticated as a couture gown. This is one lip color which should necessarily make its way into your makeup kit to up the style quotient of your looks.

Contrary to popular belief that red lipsticks are meant only for the fair-skinned, this is a colour which looks beautiful on wheatish, olive as well as dusky complexions. The key is to find the right color for your skin tone though we also feel that every shade of red works on every skin tone with the right application and if you carry it off with confidence. Here is StylePile to the rescue to give you a lowdown on the perfect colors for every skin tone, all under 1000 bucks! Can’t get any better than this:

  1. Lakme Enrich Satins Lipstick 359 (Rs. 225): We will start off with this brilliantly bright shade of red, best suited for fair to wheatish skin tones. This stunning color can stand out against a beautiful monochrome palette or with similarly bright contrasting colors. We would love to see this worn with a vintage winged liner for a chic coquettish look.
  2. Chambor Rouge Plum Lipstick (Rs. 745; ShoppersStop.com): Our second pick has a tinge of pink to the lovely red shade. This bold color is great for fair to wheatish complexions and would add the much needed drama to a stylish Little Black or Little White Dress. Neutral eyes with shimmer and loads of mascara would allow your lips to literally do all the talking.
  3. NYX Black Label Lipstick (Rs. 435; Cosmetix.com): The Black Label Lipstick from NYX is every red lipper lover’s dream as it is that perfect shade of red that you have always been looking for. We love the fact that it comes with a lip pot so you can correct the imperfections with a liner easily. Wear this shade with some blush and dewy-eyed natural makeup.
  4. L’oreal Paris Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick (Rs. 720; Nykaa.com): This lip color from L’oreal is a winner as it goes really well with all skin colors. It has a beautiful balance of cool and warm undertones and hence is well suited for every woman. This lip color complements the rebellious leather look as well as the demure nude color palette.
  5. Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick (Rs. 306 approx; Asos.com): Rimmel London on sale is like music to our ears especially when it is sold at Asos which has free shipping worldwide! This long stay lip color is perfect for wheatish to dusky skin tones. We would love to wear it on an elegant dinner date to feel ever so lady like. Create a red carpet moment of your own with a maxi dress, high heels and a dainty clutch. Wear the lip color with smokey kohl rimmed eyes for a sultry look.
  6. Accessorize Infatuated Intense Color Lipstick (Rs. 649; Jabong.com): We had no idea that one of our favourite accessory labels was also making such pretty and affordable makeup. We love that this red is more of a rich burgundy, which will complement a dusky complexion well. We would love to wear this one all the time as it is a versatile color and can take you effortlessly from day to night.

We hope you enjoyed our selection of lipsticks on a budget and also that this post inspired you to give the red pout a shot, you might just get addicted to this ever fashionable makeup trend. Remember to play up only one feature at a time for day wear and if you are highlighting the eyes at night keep the rest of the look relatively clean. Other than that, flawlessly bask in the confidence and the swagger that one easy swipe of the lip color can instill in you. As Miss. Monroe rightly said, “Red lipstick is to women what sports cars are to men.”