For most women, winter is the time to pull out the oversized woolens and shawls that have been hidden away in a suitcase or some dark corner of your wardrobe.
But for me I like dressing up in winter .It is easy to look stylish this winter with one or two investment pieces and some accessories to give a personalized look .
We only get few weeks of winter here in Bangalore, so let’s get dressed.
This fall witnessed the luxurious collection by Vikram phadnis. I liked the brocade jacket and velvet coat over lehangas and saree. The heavy thread work gives it a very ethnic look. These would make a great combination with a nice pair of jeans. You could also go for long slik/brocade and tissue patchwork jacket with a shift dress or short ones with jeans (See pic from my fall winter collection below).
Hoods or Snood are also back in style, so a hooded choli from Manish Malhotra’s collection or a cape in boldest of colors would make an excellent choice.
Ankle length or tall boots would be ideal for the Bangalore winter. These can be worn with knee length dress or skirts. Avoid boots in suede if you’re planning to get in the rain as we are getting lots of rain this winter .There are boots available in patent leather that you can also use as rain boots .
Woolen scarf /pashmina stole
The word pashmina has come to be synonymous with scarves, shawls or stoles .Bright color scarves folded to form a triangle with the two ends tied together and worn on the neck (the tied portion of the scarf is at the back of your neck) could be teamed up with a suit or jacket. Tie it to form a knot (like a mans tie) to wear with suit . Stoles are of ideal length and width to wrap around the neck. As for length, the stole should reach till the hem of the top or the dress you wear.
The hot colors for this winter are frosted blue and metallic. You can also go for sparkles, and embellishments. Those who are not bold enough for red lipstick could go for red lipstick with peach or blue undertones.
Go ahead and get yourself a sweater dress and wear it with bold or neutral tights. Rain or shine, get yourself a pair of oversized sunglasses and go out and enjoy the winter.