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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.

When the sun starts to go down a little earlier, and the sky starts to look a little bit grayer, bold pops of color are a great boost of vitality to both your wardrobe and your day. And this season, we've got our eye on one stunner of a hue: Cobalt - the official color of spring 2014. Electric, androgynous and bold – cobalt is a bolder shade of navy—still chic yet a bit more playful. Royal blue made an appearance on the Spring Summer runways on pants, coats, bags and shoes featured by Jenny Packham, Bottega Veneta and Saint Laurent to name a few. The color has translated with ease onto the streets making it a trend to watch out for the next season.

This is a trend, which every fashionista can indulge in effortlessly by digging into your closet for long-lost pieces of blue. If you are looking to make a purchase, then invest in a beautiful, tailored coat while the safe ones can go with formal blue trousers which will never go out of style. For those who wish to make a statement, do pick up sky-high heels in the stunning hue to offset or color block with your outfits and for those who are not a big fan of the color can pick up a nail color or a scarf to give your outfit a striking finishing touch with the color of the season. Here are a few of our favourite picks in the online and retail markets for you:

  1. Zara Coat (Rs. 4,990): This short cross over trench coat from Zara is a must-have in any wardrobe. It will look great styled with a white shirt, black leggings and boots as also over a pretty floral dress. The cut and length of this jacket makes it versatile to be paired with everything.
  2. Forever 21 Dress (Rs. 850 approx):We absolutely love this velveteen body-con dress in this gorgeous shade of blue. Wear this dress with contrasting heels and clutch on a party night or layer it with a kimono cardigan and a floppy hat for a casual day gig.
  3. Forever New Top (Rs. 2800): A simple and casual blouse is a must-have in this sultry weather. Pair it with denim shorts and a sling bag to run errands or wear it tucked into a pencil skirt for a casual friday look at office. You can also dress up or dress down this top with statement or delicate accessories.
  4. Envelope Clutch (Stalkbuylove.com; Rs. 849):Wear this envelope clutch in style with your day or night outfits. It is big enough to fit all your makeup essentials and small enough to not hold you down while always looking chic. We would love to see it worn at an office party or at a quick business meeting.
  5. Cheap Monday Oxfords (asos.com Rs. 5963): We are totally obsessed wi†h oxfords this time of our fashion year and it was the cherry on the cake when we spotted these beauties in this delectable shade of blue. Wear these oxfords with cropped pants and a casual jumper for a street look or wear them with a pretty girly dress to add a touch of androgyny to your look.
  6. Blue Trousers (Koovs.com; Rs. 1,999):These skinny fit trousers are a fabulous find and are suitable to be worn at any occasion. Wear these with a casual tee or a formal blazer and you are sure to make a chic statement. We love the fit, the zipper detail and the fact that they are priced so affordably.

And Suddenly feeling blue isn’t such a bad thing! Add a bit of royal blue to your wardrobe to stay on trend for the coming season. Some of you daring fashionistas might also want to experiment with a strong blue mascara and eyeliner which is also very much in vogue, as are blue highlights for the hair. Make the trend your own and have lots of fun with it.

You don't have to wear a black leather mini to smolder, a touch of sexy goes a long way. Priyanka Chopra exemplified this credo with a subtle peek-a-boo ensemble white promoting her new movie Krissh3. She made a hint of skin work for day, her pencil skirt and crop top make for a sexy and trendy upgrade to the casual denim jacket. When it comes to crop tops there's a fine line between showing skin and showing too much skin. Her choice to wear one with a jacket and expertly pair it with a higher-waisted skirt skirt ensured her safety on the chic side of things. And for fun pops of color, she added neon pumps, green aviators and gold earrings. Recreate her look on a budget with our handpicked items:

  1. Flyod Aviator (Myntra.com; Rs. 1050)
  2. Reiss Saffi (Rs. 900 approx)
  3. Zara Denim Jacket (Rs. 2990)
  4. Mango Skirt (Rs. 2590)
  5. Karigari Earrings (Jabong.com; Rs. 1100)
  6. Forever 21 Pumps (Rs. 1800 approx)

Dainty jewelry is all good for summertime, but fall makes us long for more substantial pieces. So what's currently on our radar? Chunky chain necklaces that give everything from a basic t-shirt to a party-ready dress a shot of chic toughness. An obvious statement accent, these sturdy, dazzling baubles are the perfect accompaniment to the season's more dramatic looks. And with so many of fashion's finest, including Rihanna, Gwyneth Paltrow and Taylor Tomasi Hill, already wearing these chunky chain adornments , it's safe to assume they're a wardrobe essential you need now. If there is a missing link in your accessory box, our fantastic selection is here to fill in the gap:

  1. Forever 21 Necklace (Rs. 700 approx): The tough-but-glam aesthetic of this high drama necklace makes it a total winner. Opting for a strapless silhouette ensures this sparkly accent piece will remain the focus of your look.
  2. Necklace (Stalkbuylove; Rs.399): The mixed metals allow this piece to seamlessly coordinate with any ensemble, while classic chain-link style will immediately upgrade even the most basic look. Wear it with a button down to office or with a casual dress for a cool weekend outfit.
  3. Necklace (FabAlley.com; Rs.750):The neon pink ribbon tones down the heavy metal vibe and ups the cool factor. Offset this highlighter-bright piece with an understated tee and boyfriend jeans.
  4. Forever 21 Necklace (Rs. 600 approx) Whether teamed with an opulent evening look or worn as a dramatic accent to daywear, this statement piece will work double duty.
  5. Accessorize Necklace (Myntra.com; Rs.1545): This chain necklace with peach stones is at once sweet and modern. Tough chic with a genteel touch that will lend a touch of uptown elegance to a downtown look - think oversized tee, black denims and a cropped jacket.
  6. Mango Necklace (Rs. 1790): This simple silver chain necklace has an understated, cool-girl vibe we absolutely adore. Wear it to toughen up a slick look of coordinated separates or add it to enhance the grunge vibe of a plaid tee and distressed denims.

Source: Bazaar: Style.com