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One of the easiest—and cheapest—pick-me-ups out there is a shiny new bottle of nail polish.  It’s the easiest way to add pizzazz to your digits and transform your look. You can go for a matching color to make the color palette a beautiful monochrome or you can go for a striking contrast to make your nails truly stand out, making a bold fashion statement.

Each new season brings with it a world of new manicure possibilities. But spring, with the arrival of bright flowers, strappy sandals and icy drinks is the best manicure season of them all. With so many new trends and colors out there, finding that perfect shade can be quite a dilemma. To make it a tad simpler, we came up with four key nail trends for spring summer 2014. We have got it all from minty pastel tones to glamorous shimmery shades from four of India’s leading websites which retail cosmetics at sweet deals and discounts. Let the finger painting commence:

Metallics
Its official, this season calls for lustrous shine – night or day. Get a glimmer of the season’s hottest trend with a sparkly manicure. The reflective finish of these polishes render them a rock-star-glam that will add a luxe statement to even the most boring of outfits.

  1. Konal Silver Nail Enamel (Rs. 440; Jabong.com)
  2. L’oreal Paris Color Riche (Rs. 235; Jabong.com)
  3. China Glaze (Rs. 490;Jabong.com)
  4. Konad Diamond (Rs. 390; Jabong.com)

Pastels
What better way to get you in a spring mood than with a springy bouquet of pastel shades. These soft dewy hues are bold enough to create interest but subdued enough to wear in to work. Our suggestion is to sweeten things up by wearing at least two at a time and trying out some graphic nail art.

  1. L’oreal Paris (Rs. 235; Flipkart.com)
  2. Maybelline Express Finish (Rs.210; Flipkart.com)
  3. Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist (Rs. 400;Flipkart.com)
  4. Maybelline Express Finish (Rs. 210; Flipkart.com)

Neutrals
Classy, elegant and simple, it is always a good change to give a break to the colors and go for a safe neutral palette. This is the best way to lengthen your nails and one can most definitely not go wrong with these shades no matter the color of their outfit. If you are going for a nude color, make sure to maintain a short shape and pick a shade, which compliments your skin tone.

  1. Maybelline Porcelain Party Enamel (Rs. 75; Myntra.com)
  2. Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist (Rs. 400; myntra.com)
  3. L’oreal Color Riche (Rs. 225; Myntra.com)
  4. Lakme Truewear (Rs. 150; Myntra.com)

Dark Metal
Dark and moody deep colours ranging from forest green, rich black and midnight blues lend a tough-girl edge to ethereal spring ensembles. Just keep them chip free and they will add a mix of sophistication to any outfit.

  1. OPI Nail Lacquer (Rs. 670; Nykaa.com)
  2. OPI Nail Lacquer (Rs. 670; Nykaa.com)
  3. Max Factor Glossfinity (Rs. 395; Nykaa.com)
  4. Deborah Pret A Porter Nail Enamel (Rs. 190; Nykaa.com)

Hope you enjoyed our spring nail trend report! Before we sign off we would like to share a few tips for the most appealing nails, starting with, if you cannot maintain them, keep them short. Always add a clear coat after your nail polish to make it long lasting. Every few days remove your nail polish entirely and let your nails breathe. Last but not the least, try out all the colors you possibly can and be truly experimental as this is one experience which can be reversed easily, so be daring.

Let’s face it, ladies: After years of skinny jeans, our legs could use some breathing room! This season, designers made the case for a pant with a little more drama by showing a fresh, '70s-inspired silhouette. Easy to wear and ultra-chic, billowy wide-leg trousers were a huge hit both on the runways and the streets.

These easy and relaxed pants may seem intimidating due to their sheer volume especially if you are not a six foot model. Here is the secret to pulling it off with confidence - just look for a pair that's leaner on the flare and higher-waisted to elongate your frame and of course the higher the heel the better it is. We have shortlisted a few pairs that will give your look that little extra oomph. Read through to find your perfect pair.

  1. Zara Print Pants (Rs. 2990): Pull off two of summer's biggest trends at once by pairing these tropical print flares with a cropped top. It will not only help balance the volume up-top but also inject a bohemian aesthetic to this wildly cool look.
  2. Biba Pants (Rs.1199; Myntra.com): Pair the embroidered pants with a delicate silk top in black for a feminine and romantic take on the silhouette. Add a bold clutch and metallic cuff to take the look up a notch.
  3. Mango Denim Pants (Rs. 3490): Dail up the crisp and clean factor of flowy pants in a casual fabric like chambray, by pairing them with a timeless white shirt. Add a tassle chain necklace and your chunkiest platform for a look that’s ‘70s glamazon.
  4. Grey Print Trousers (Rs. 1899 ; Jabong.com): Make printed wide-leg trousers work overtime in the office by adding a tailored blazer in a similar hue and a simple top. The result? A modern twist on the everyday suit. Trust us, when you swish through a room in these flowy trousers, you’ll feel like a boss.
  5. Forever 21 Pants (Rs. 1500): For a high-impact ensemble that's also heavy on confidence, pair these pastel pants with sharp black basics and a standout necklace.
  6. Trousers (Rs. 374; Flipkart.com): Nail the laid-back but oh-so-sassy weekend look by pairing these bright bottoms with a slightly cropped white tee and flat sandals. A messy top bun and hint of pink lip will take you from Sunday brunch to evenings cocktails on a sultry day.

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)