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As we get into the dead of Winter, putting together a good outfit needs more creativity than you would think. The quickest way to cozy up your ensemble and pull yourself out of the slump is by adding a new scarf to the mix.

These easy-to-wear neck pieces add a roomy, oversize glam to your Winter wardrobe. Whether thick and chunky, big and blankety, or printed and patterned, a scarf with a personality will be your winter wardrobe’s best friend. We have shortlisted our favorites that'll never leave you sacrificing style for functionality and warmth:

  1. Zara Maxi Scarfi (Rs. 990): A sweet touch of fair aisle with a black and white combination makes it as stylish as it functional.
  2. Knitted Scarf (Rs. 995; Koovs.com ) The rich mustard shade of this knitted version will lend a truly season and on-trend touch to every outfit. Love the idea of teaming it with an army green parka.
  3. F21 Open Knit Scarf (Rs. 950 approx.): This scarf has the quintessential preppy vibe that will be fun to mix and match with your different outwear options.
  4. Mango Faux Fur Scarf (Rs. 2,990): The ultimate statement maker, this faux fur leopard beauty offers a luxe look for much less. Just wear it with anything black and you are all set.
  5. Forever New Checked Scarf (Rs. 695): On bitingly cold days, it's the little things like this scarf that make all the difference. The warm hues of this cozy scarf makes it versatile and can be worn with neutral coats as well as with bright ones for an interesting contrast.
  6. Asos.com Fringe Scarf (Rs. 2500 approx.) For a bohemian vibe add a little or a lot of fringe to your winter wear. The fresh pop of color would make it the center point of your outfit.

Source: Stockholm streetstyle; Syle

Va-Va Velvet! Formally reserved for magicians and nineties grunge, we think it’s time to get reacquainted with velvet. Fall’s most sumptuous fabric is making a post-90’s retro revival with tons of inspiring velvet outfits on the Fall/Winter 2013 runway from embellished dresses and pantsuits to bejeweled heels.

The au courant take on the fabric is baroque with a little bit of rock and roll mixed. Sure, its not the easiest fabric to carry, but the secret to making the material feel current is to choose pieces with modern cuts and tailored details. Dodge the costumey pitfalls of the opulent fabric by staying away from crushed velvet, opting for deep jewel tones and to incorporate the fabric in unexpected ways with the help of chic accents. We have rounded up few of our favorite iterations of the refined fabric:

  1. Zara Dress (Rs. 4990): This dress screams night out on the town as it's still sweet, but a little more sophisticated. The straight cut gives it an instant modern vibe and the lace sleeves enhance the glamour quotient. All you need are some heels and a clutch and you're set for any party.
  2. Mango Pants (Rs.3990): A great alternative to your regular black pants, these velvet ones when paired with a structured top keeps the head-to-toe effect sharp.
  3. Peplum Top (Rs. 1450; Faballey.com): Night time is when velvet really shines, so don’t be afraid to dress it up. The subtle sheen of burnout velvet mixed with a sheer panel makes it one standout piece. Wear it with structured pants and ankle strap heels or team it with a fitted skirt. Finish with a bold red lip if you're feeling fancy.
  4. Burgundy Blazer (Rs. 2490; Jabong.com): Harness the luxuriance of velvet into an unexpected everyday staple like this burgundy blazer. Its sleek and streamline silhouette helps to balance texture and dimension of the fabric - a perfect topper for both pants and dresses.
  5. Forever New Shoes (Rs. 1915): Add a touch of elegance to your ensemble with the help of these plush velvet slippers. Pair them with your everyday jeans to vamp up a casual look or add them to a formal pant suit for a relaxed vibe.
  6. Forever 21 Skirt (Rs. 1000 approx): Fun and flirty the skirt makes enough of a statement, you can just add a neutral blouse or simple T-shirt to create an easy-chic look.

Source: Style; Stockholm Street Style

Whether you'll be sipping champagne at a fancy soiree or sipping from disposable cups at a over-the-top apartment party, No matter where and how you're planning to ring in 2014, we've got your dress hunt covered. From red-hot numbers to ladylike lace, there's something for everyone to feel merry, bright and very, very chic:

  1. Mango Dress (Rs. 7990): Sleek, fabulous and festive, this red dress excuses the confidence that makes a killer entrance. Add a fur topper to telegraph the most glamorous version of you this holiday season.
  2. The Vanca Dress (Rs. 899; Myntra.com): With that jewel tone hue and gorgeous fabric, this looks way more expensive than it is. With simple gold jewelry and pointy toe pumps, this dress is going to be a winner at every holiday party.
  3. Zara Dress (Rs. 3990): Dressing for a party doesn't always have to mean sparkles and elaborate fabrics. Go for a sleeker and tailored look at parties this season with this chic LBD from Zara. Paired with dramatic earrings and glittery pumps, it makes for a perfect all-in-one party ensemble especially for an office get together.
  4. Forever 21 Dress (Rs. 2000 approx): Embrace the holiday-season glitz with a little high-shine. This flirty number made of sequin bustier is an instant crowd pleaser for the holidays. Its leg flattering hemline and delicate white hue add up to a totally stunning evening look that deserves a night on the town.
  5. Faballey Dress (Rs.1400): If simple and sweet aren't your thing, then go bold in a cobalt blue lace dress. It will immediately set you apart from the sea of little black dresses and metallic minis. Amp it up with a moto jacket and fierce heels for a high impact look that demands a second glance.
  6. Maxi Dress (Rs. 1600; Koovs.com): Looking for length and drama this season? Try a slim fitted ankle length gown with a sexy cut-out back. Ultra flattering shape and eye catching leopard print makes it the best way to put out the holiday vibe.

Now that we've officially entered a deep chill, it means it's officially time to invest in a Winter coat. A good topper is priceless for elevating a look, adding some panache, and, of course, keeping a girl warm. While a classic, black one should be in every woman’s wardrobe, adding a statement piece to your outerwear can instantly liven up winter’s dreary palette. Try plaids and graphic patterns for a trendy take, or pack a punch of color with bright monochrome iterations. To make it easy on you, we've done the work and handpicked our favorite must-have coats:

  1. Zara Coat (Rs. 11990): A perfect mix of girly and masculine in a timeless pattern. Throw it on over everything from your little black dresses at night to wide-leg trousers and silky blouses at work to jeans and tees on the weekends.
  2. Mango Coat (Rs. 8990): A camel coat is as classic and versatile as an outerwear can be. The double breasted buttons and longer length add a touch of sophistication to this military style camel coat . No matter what your layers look like underneath, this topper will make your outfit look entirely pulled together.
  3. Vero Moda Coat (Rs. 6195; Myntra.com): This gorgeous burgundy hue on this coat adds richness to just about any outfit — and can easily go from day to night.
  4. Promod Coat (Rs. 7000 approx): Cheers to this bold hued coat, that will make it hard to feel miserable no matter how chilly its outside. A belted waist creates an hour glass figure and the moto style zippers add a downtown edge making it the perfect piece.
  5. Coat (Rs. 4200; Koovs.com): Utilize a little color therapy to combat that winter funk. It may just be the easiest way to instantly perk up your whole look, no matter what you have on underneath.
  6. Forever 21 Coat (Rs. 2400): Way more exciting than a solid-colored coat, but surprisingly versatile, too. Would look ultrachic over leather pants.

It's that time of year again - time to say good bye to our open toe shoes and invest in some serious leg warmers. Knee-high boots, in all their versatile glory, are winter's answer to the black stiletto. A fashion meets function shoe, these statement stompers hit just above or at the knee, and are made for walking down city streets. This sexy-yet-classy, leg-lengthening staple can be worn with everything from a skirt suit at the office to a flirty frock on a Friday night. And, even if you're not a knee-bearing gal, you can slip a pair of these babies over your skinnies for a polished look. So, to get you started on your new winter shoe collection, we present you a few pairs of knee-high stunners that are as diverse in style as they are in price:

  1. Zara Boots
  2. (Rs.11,990)

  3. Mango Boots
  4. (Rs.14,000)

  5. Aldo Boots
  6. (Rs.4,800 approx.)

  7. Steve Madden Boots
  8. (Rs. 6,499; Koovs.com)

  9. Forever21 Boots
  10. (Rs. 3,000 approx.)

Source: Style; Stockholm Street Style