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Knee high boots, in all their versatile glory are the winter’s answer to the black pumps. With modern heel shapes and leg lengthening styles, this calf covering staple is a serious showstopper that will solve even the deepest of the winter blues. Whether you wear them with a mini, a pair of shorts or skinnies, there’s almost no wrong way to wear knee-high boots. From practical to posh, we have shortlisted our favorite styles that you can wear for both work and play:

Aldo Suede Boots (Rs. 13,000 approx):
The supple suede exudes decadence and the unconventional icy grey hue makes this a really unique take on the knee grazing style. Put your gams in the spotlight by teaming them with a flippy miniskirt and a chunky knit.

Zara Tall Boots (Rs.9990):
As sophisticated as they are seasonally appropriate - these beauties are a 360-degree statement. Make the workday a little less stressful by partnering them with a shift dress or a pencil skirt and live in them over the weekend with leather leggings or a mini skirt.  

Charles & Keith Metal Trim Boots (Rs. 9999):
While a basic black knee high boot is a work and play essential, we are always up for a version with a subtle and interesting detail - the gleamy gold trim and the dual texture gives this sturdy shape a more dressed-up appeal. These boots mixed in with a polished pencil skirt and a slouchy sweater add up to an easy outfit formula.

Forever 21 Lace-up Boots: (Rs. 1800 approx):
The combat boot's pretty big sister - is the ultimate tough-girl boot. Bring on the 90’s vibe by paring them with skinny jeans and a plaid shirt or add them to tights and a floral dress for cool grunge effect. 

Kielz Suede Boots (Rs. 3199; Myntra.com):
Blue suede shoes that are worth singing about. Everything from its deep rich jewel tone to its contrasting sole screams drama. Wear them streamlined with tight jeans and a biker jacket or partner them with a short dress to show a hint of skin. 

Salt & Pepper Boots (Rs. 6096; Snapdeal.com):
Rendered in luxurious leather with equestrian-inspired hardware, these boots were made for walking and for showing off. An ideal knock out boot for every single day that is versatile enough to be worn from day to night. 

Trend Alert - Fur
27 Dec 2014

No matter what side of the fur debate you are on, it's difficult to find anything as luxe and posh like fur - warm and fuzzy, its the epitome of winter coziness. 

A fur piece might be the most versatile item of the autumn line-up - Use it to warm up a breezy dress, add interest to a work blouse and pencil skirt or throw it over your coat for added texture.We have scoured the internet for animal-friendly alternatives that will give you all the glamour without any of the guilt: 

Zara Fur Vest (Rs. 4990):
With fuzzy everything making an epic comeback, this fur vest from Zara is a charming option to stay tastefully toasty. You can use it to amp up the elegance of a floor sweeping maxi dress or throw it over a moto jacket for an edgier effect. 

Forever New Wrap Coat (Rs.11800):
Feeling the Winter chill in full force? This navy coat punctuated with a fur-lined collar and cool contrast leather patches will instantly skyrocket the mercury from freezing to smoldering..

Fur Satchel (Rs. 1995; Koovs.com):
A surefire conversation starter, this sleek handbag has the perfect amount of fur and an irresistible price point for a beginner. From jeans to dresses, give every look a playful, unexpected touch with a design that is plush yet  totally functional. 

Forever 21 Sweater (Rs.1400 approx):
Look like the cutest snow bunny in town with this clean and pristine fur sweater. We would wear this light and luxe top to offset a pair of tougher leather pants and boots.  

Mango Fur Snood (Rs. 4590):
Just because it says imitation doesn't mean it can't be incredible.  Case in point - this luxuriously textured add-on from Mango that will provide the final hint of winter glamour to everything from no-fuss weekend dressing to a fancy cocktail garb.

Alia Bhatt Sweater (Rs. 3999; Jabong.com):
Fluffy and light as air, this groovy fur piece will add something extra to every outfit. Keep it cozy, simple, and chic by teaming it with a skater skirt, tights and chunky boots for an outfit that is mellow enough for your weekend brunch plans, but polished enough for after-work drinks too. 

December marks the olympics of social gatherings. Everyday seems to bring a new invitation to a holiday party - you’ve got things to do and people to see - but somehow, nothing to wear. If you've got dress fatigue or are just tired of recycling the same old LBD, you're going to love our picks. We have rounded up pieces that will take you from a black tie event to a night at the club:

Forever Sequin Top (Rs. 1800 approx):
There is no reason to feel less festive if you are not rocking a frock this season - because a sequin number like this will make you camera ready in a heart beat. Make a grand entrance by teaming the top with a floor length full maxi skirt or tone it down a notch by pairing it with a pair of black jeans for a more casual affair. 

Midi Skirt (Rs. 1800; Faballey.com):
A dressed-up skirt in a modest cut will fit in almost anywhere. Contrast the shimmery fabric and the fuller silhouette of the skirt with a casual boat neck top to create a mash-up of separates that will look just as glamorous as a gown. Punctuate the outfit with dangling earrings, pulled back hair and your glittery heels for a look that is picture perfect. 

Navy Jumpsuit (Rs. 2754; Jabong.com):
The one-piece wonder of the year isn't a cocktail dress - it's a cocktail jumpsuit. The chain neckline and a deep V back of this navy jumpsuit piles on the drama and makes for a stop-and-stare number. Dress yours up with heels, a red lip and a fur topper to score maximum style points. 

Forever New Dress (Rs. 6200):
Forever New brings you a dress that gives you the holiday cheer, minus the cheese. This soft pastel dress featuring feminine and flattering lines is positively demure and perfect for an office party or a family get together.

Sequin Stripe Pants (Rs. 1495; Koovs.com):
The holidays are perfect excuse to show off a little shine and shimmer but instead of the oh-so-predictable cocktail dress, this season we suggest you look to a pair of fancy-pants. These black pants with sequin stripes have ‘holiday festivities’ written all over them.  Partner them with a boxy top and add smart extras like a bold clutch and sleek heels for a look that is guaranteed to set you apart for the rest of the RSVP list.

Zara Sequin Bomber (Rs. 5990):
This is how sporty girls do fancy - the overall sequins in a champagne hue make this jacket totally festive. The jacket can dress up a pair of skinny pants without needing to worry about being either over or under dressed. 

Off-Shoulder Dress (Rs.1850; Theclosetlabel.com):
One of the season’s sexiest trends - the shoulder-revealing neckline in the season’s hottest hue makes this gown an absolute show stopper. All you need are some sleek open toe heels and a big smile for a sultry evening look. 

Sequin Dress (Rs.1799; Fashionara.com):
You can't do the holidays without your shining moment. Short, sparkly and deliciously sexy - this dress was made to jingle and mingle in. Since the dress does all the accessorizing for you - all you need is a a black clutch and a pair of pumps to polish off the ensemble. 

A great coat is arguably the most valuable player in your winter closet and the only possible bright side to the impending cold temperatures. This fall there are incredible chic new shapes, gorgeous colors and rich textures each with the power to elevate your personal style for the entire season. We have shortlisted a few options that will help you bundle up in style  and brighten up the dreary winter days:

Zara Embroidered Coat (Rs. 9990):
This massive floor length duster from Zara ups the glam factor and demands glances when you walk in. You can wear just about anything underneath and you'll look like you just stepped off the runway.

Desigual Coat (Rs.15999; Myntra.com):
Looking for a twist on your trusty winter standby, try one in a bold print. Although a bit more daring, the black-and-white combo adds another layer of interest to your ensemble and makes this coat easy to wear with anything.

Forever New Coat (Rs. 5800):
No closet is complete without a key transitional coat, which can take you from crisp fall nights to cool winter mornings. The subtle contemporary twist on a classic silhouette adds instant sophistication to even your most laid-back outfits. Wear it loose over thick chunky knits or belt it over a dress to give you a more feminine vibe. 

Forever 21 Coat (Rs. 3600):
A  heavier coat in a lighter hue strikes the perfect balance when we need a little motivation to head into the cold. Try this powder blue shade over a dark navy turtle neck or wear it over a sleek minimalist dress for a pretty unexpected contrast. 

Marks & Spencer Coat (Rs. 5999):
A coat like this means you don’t have to choose between warmth and style, its the easiest and most stunning way to stand out in a sea of dark neutrals. Its well tailored silhouette will look grown up and chic when layered  over traditional cold weather pieces like wool trousers and black crew neck.

Striped Coat (Rs. 3550; Onlyyours.com):
Warm, chic, and versatile perfect for a woman who understands the power of a great coat. It will look glamorous paired with tall boots and a crisp skater mini but will look equally chic with more low key options like black skinny jeans and ankle boots.

Trend Alert - Quilted
05 Dec 2014

While there might be nothing revolutionary about quilted accessories, it’s the resurgence of diamond shaped seams on clothing that was quite the rage this season. Designers used quilting to add texture to just about everything from skirts and dresses to tops and jackets.

This technique not only lends dimension but also offers a sophisticated finish that works for all looks from ladylike to sporty chic. The trick to carrying of quilted pieces with élan is in the details -  the finer the scale and flatter the fill, the sleeker you’ll look.  We have shortlisted few of our favorites to help you test this trend:

Sweatshirt (Rs. 3800; Koovs.com):
Layer it over a dress, tuck it into a pair of black jeans or wear it slouched over a skater skirt, there are endless way to style this sweet pastel sweater.

Mango Denim Jacket (Rs. 5590):
More texturally interesting than a fail-safe leather moto or your good old denim topper, this quilted jacket will make your everyday look a little more badass.  Push the envelope by teaming it with a leather pencil skirt for a level of sophistication and edge beyond that of your regular black coat. 

Forever 21 Skirt (Rs. 1800 approx):
The quilting on the skirt takes the girlish silhouette from prep school to cutting edge. Team it with a jeweled collar button down layered under a sweater, finish with a pair of patent leather booties for a cozy chic look. 

H&M Leggings (Rs. 4490):
Give your black leggings a rest and wear this equally comfy but way more edgy style on weekends. Keep the fashion forward look going with something unfussy above like a boxy oversized crewneck and heeled booties. 

Zara Trainers (Rs. 3900):
Quilted detail on an accessory like shoes is an effortless way to ease into the trend. These Zara trainers are high on style and will replace your winter booties for their superior comfort level.

Animal Print Jacket (Rs. 1549; Stalkbuylove.com):
Consider this your secret weapon to staying toasty on even the most bitterly cold Winter days. Keep the rest of your outfit simple and let this fierce print jacket be your statement.