StylePile Magazine

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

We might have been a little late to the party, but baseball caps have been a street style accessory du jour for quite some time. And we are not talking about just your plain old sporty logo ones, baseball caps have been hit by the glam quotient to make them sleek and fashion forward. Not only are they a refreshing alternative to the fedora and lend an easy sense of tomboy cool, especially to girlier outfits but they are also the best accessory to combat those winter bad hair days.

Try pairing a sleek leather rendition with a floral or printed dress for a fun play on ladylike-meets-sporty, or style a bright baseball cap with boyfriend jeans, a slouched tee, and oxfords for an effortless, off-duty look. Like any good sporty find, these caps always play well with high tops and maybe a varsity jacket too. And since its not yet effing cold around here, we thought better late than never and rounded up few inspiration pics along with a few of our favorite pieces.

  1. Zara Cap (Rs. 1590)
  2. Levis Cap (Rs. 999; Myntra.com)
  3. Being Human Cap (Rs. 699; Shoppers Stop)
  4. Forever 21 Cap (600 approx)
  5. Cap (Rs. 399; Yebhi.com)
  6. Forever 21 Cap (Rs. 600 approx)
  7. Source: Bazaar; Marie Claire

If the basic blazer is a working woman's ultimate outerwear staple, then the little leather biker jacket is undoubtedly her off-duty essential. A gorgeous motorcycle jacket is a total game-changer - it instantly gives your look a downtown-cool spin. Good leather jackets are definitely not cheap, but the sheer versatility makes it worth the investment and you'll keep them for years to come. Pair it with a feminine lace dress and ankle boots for a transitional Fall look, with jeans and a tunic for layered perfection, or throw it over the most classic work-appropriate outfit (pencil skirt and crisp button down) for a chic work ensemble .If you don't already have a basic black version, that’s the one you need to grab asap. For those of you who are ready to explore beyond the basics, there are several standout hues that you will seriously love. Here a few of our favorites that are on the market right now:

  1. Zara Moto Jacket (Rs. 5999): A black motorcycle jacket is as good a wardrobe staple as a white button down. This one from Zara featuring a side zip, soft faux-leather, and quilted sleeve details makes it the perfect go-to item. Pair it with a plaid shirt, skinny jeans and ankle booties for a tough chic look.
  2. Aditi Wasan Jacket (Rs. 5999; Jabong.com): Step out of the black box with an unexpected hue like teal blue. It’s more eye-catching and we promise it’s just as versatile. The light blue hue keeps the tone soft and fresh and it would really work great with an edgy dark denim-on-denim look.
  3. Mango Jacket (Rs. 8990): Studs and a vibrant rust hue modernize the classic leather jacket. Pair it with a sexy lace dress and heels for a fierce feminine look or go for a laid-back casual outfit with a balck tee and jeans.
  4. Promod Jacket (Rs. 8950): At once laid-back and incredibly luxe, this jacket in soft buttery leather can pull together any look in an instant. Use it to dress down a crisp shirt and trousers look for office or pair it with a girly skirt and blouse for a soft yet edgy look.
  5. Forever 21 Jacket (Rs. 2640 approx): This blue beauty might not be real leather but its a great faux version and at this price point it will make a great addition to your outwear collection. Create a perfect outfit for kicking around on the weekend by throwing it over casual cuffed pants and sweater and wearing them with low heeled booties.
  6. Elitify Moto Jacket (Rs. 11,990): A bold take on the classic silhouette. Take it from daring to sweet depending on your choice of separates. Wear it with neutral solids like black, grey or beige to let the jacket speak for itself.

Source: Stockholm Street Style; Style.com

Designers were looking through rose colored glasses when it came to Fall 2013. Pink swept the Fall 2013 runways to become the undisputed shade of the season. From bubblegum pink at Carven to petal pink at Burberry, the girlish hue dominated the runways and took center stage on everything from ankle-strap heels to polished outerwear. Pink's modern allure is sans preciousness and delicately delivered with a new ladylike purity via modern silhouettes and streamlined details. Keep you pinks in-line and go for a head-to-toe look or mix and match different shades of the posh palette with a neutral basic to ground the ensemble. To keep things from going too girly, choose pieces that are refined and not frou frou, cut the sugar factor with accessories that daunt always play nice. We have shortlisted a few of our favorite pieces in the girly-glam color:

  1. Zara Clutch (Rs. 1390): A pale pink clutch is more understated and works unexpected magic. Take it with a black outfit for maximum impact or use it to punctuate a pretty pink outfit.
  2. Forever 21 Sweater (Rs. 1550): This slouchy pink sweater looks invariably cool and of-the-moment. Tuck it into your pants or throw it over a midi skirt, the options are endless.
  3. Forever 21 Dress: One step above peach, this delicate blush shade is perfect for all neutral wardrobes. Pair ladylike lace with pop art extras like neon pumps and a statement cuff to keep things all grown up and sophisticated.
  4. Forever New Top (2600): If you're looking to get the most out of your revived love for pink, we suggest getting this sweet lace paneled top. It will look great peeking from underneath a jacket or by itself with a darker hued skirt or pants.
  5. Koovs Skirt(Rs.1295): Just because it's bright pink doesn't mean you have to look like a Barbie! Stay away from clichés by balancing the shade with simple, menswear-inspired pieces. Team this skirt with a chunky balck knit and black ankle booties.
  6. Reiss Saffi (2290):These pants hit the sweet spot between girly and bohemian. Team them with an oversized sweater in the same hue or go for a burgundy shade on top.
  7. In case you’re not terribly excited about incorporating the so called girly hue into your wardrobe, a pastel pink lip or a pink scarf will do the trick nicely this fall, especially when wearing basic black and white.

    Source: Vogue; Style

We may not be ready to pack up our dresses and open-toed shoes just yet, but there's no denying that the cold weather is kicking in and its time to start building a close-knit relationship with your favorite sweaters. Cuddly sweaters come in a multitude of different cuts and silhouettes this season—fisherman cable knits, oversize grandpa cardigans, cropped layering pieces, and plush turtlenecks—plus vivid colors, soft neutrals, and cheeky weaves and prints. That being said, sweaters can be tricky to style — you want to look pulled together while still beating the cold. Our favorite street style stars showed us so many ways to style the warm layers. We went on the hunt for equally cute sweaters to liven up your wardrobe while still leaving you some extra cash to buy a few cold weather accessories — shop your favorite(s) below.

  1. French Connection Sweater (Rs.4990): Perfect print to symbolize the falling leaves of the season. A skater skirt and pointy ankle toe booties will give this sweater a glam twist.
  2. Mango Sweater (Rs. 3490): Black can sometimes spell boring, but this black knit is anything but basic. The leopard spots in self print add texture and interest to it. Go for a sleek look with a head to toe monochrome look or pair this sweater with anything from skirts to pants for a sophisticated outfit.
  3. Forever 21 Sweater (Rs. 1700 approx): Show off your eclectic sense of hippie-chic in this neutral fringe trim sweater. Contrast it with sleek leather leggings and ankle boots or with a slim pencil skirt and heels.
  4. Pepe Sweater (Rs. 1899; Flipkart.com): Black and white stripes are not only classy but also one of the easiest pieces to work with. They'll look good with your jeans in the fall, but also with a blazer or jacket when it gets chillier.
  5. Motif Sweater (Rs. 899; Jabong.com): This sweater is as creatively cool as its cozy. Light enough to throw a hoodie on top and layer up with a jacket.
  6. Zara Sweater (Rs. 2490): There's nothing wrong with a solid black knit, but sometimes you just want to spice things up. This sweater with its bright mustard hue is the perfect way to add bright color into your winter mix.Team it with basic black jeans and loafers for an easy look or fancy it up with a pair of silk printed pants for a chic, dressed up version of your comfiest stay-at-home outfit.