Wearing color in in winters is cathartic. I wearing an indian paisley print dress here, which is custom made. I am trying on the dress with two different looks….one with a long brown sweater, and the other with a brown military style coat.
I am really fond of long sweaters in winter. As opposed to the coats and jackets, they are more comfortable…not restricting at all. Here I am wearing a long blue sweater, a navy blurred print dress, navy tights and navy boots. I have added a floral tropical scarf for added warmth and style.
Whatever I am wearing has a lot of stretch, and is super soft. I for one, need really soft and non tight clothes for comfort.
Wearing shrugs, like I did in my last post, is good when it is not too cold. But it is surely, not a very good way of beating the oncoming severe winter. To make Indian wear more comfortable in winters, I am going to show a look that can keep you more warm.
It is a task to make Indian wear look smart and chic in winters.
The short sweater and shawl look is very boring.
Here I am wearing a mauve long printed satin kurta with a mauve drape and tights. To make this outfit wearable in more cold, I have layered it with a nice long black sweater, a multicolored stole and black boots.
Actually, a long black sweater, black boots and a multicolored scarf should be a part of your winter capsule wardrobe.
As usual ,I love my favorite silver accessories. Here I am wearing a silver Amethyst necklace.
Go, check it out.
I am a great fan of long shrugs. Especially, ultralong ones are a boon for a slimming effect.
Here, I am wearing a long multicolored Rajasthani Kurta, with black palazzos and a sleeveless lycra black shrug. This is a typical fusion wear. I love this shrug, as it has come to my rescue a number of times ,when I need a flattering silhouette
The long multicolored kurta gives a nice break to the black outfit.
The light layering is enough for the slight chill.
I have accessorized very less in this outfit, as the colors of the kurta stand out.
Nude ballerinas are perfect for this attire.
A great outfit for women who don’t want to let go of their ethnic wear.
Hi folks ! Winter time is all about wrapping yourself in layers. What better than a scarf. I have already talked about adding drama by wearing black and white. I am a huge fan of this combination, as it adds a lot of drama instantly. Here is my favorite black and white scarf. It can be worn with an all black outfit.
Bright lips and nails complete the look.
I had to get up early today morning for a class I had to take. As I stepped out ,there was a blast of cold wind. I shuddered. Instantly I thought of my various drapes and shrugs, and decided to pull them out of my wardrobe as soon as I reached home.
So here are my collection of shrugs. All of them are long and cover the hip,a must at my age and with my profession.(I am a professor teaching in a medical; college)
The blue ones are from Benetton.
The grey ones are from Marks and Spencers.
The rest I picked up from Hong Kong,when I visited it last year.
I team them up with absolutely anything. The fall is good and sleek,and they are excellent for layering.
Such drapes are a must for a winter capsule wardrobe.
Next I shall continue with my collection of shawls and drapes.
P.S. Please excuse the picture quality. Still don’t know how to use the DSLR very well.Trying hard.
Now whenever we talk of layers we mostly think of winter layering .That is what we are going to talk about today.
I remember a day around four to five years back.
It was a cold winter windy day and I stepped out in my heavy overcoat and warm pants . I threw on a stole for good measure thinking I was looking every bit a fashionista. Even then I was not very warm. It was then I saw a girl looking perfectly at ease with herself and of course not shuddering in the cold like me. She was not looking dull and dreary but very lively and full of color on that cold dark day. She was not at all frumpy and I was amazed to see that she had no overcoat on, but her outfit had multiple layers. And that is when it struck me. Yes layering your clothes helps you keep warmer in winters and of course it allows for more color and style in your clothes.
See the difference in the two pictures? Which look is more appealing? Of course the second one.
So to highlight the important aspects of intelligent layering in winters:
1) Add layers of different lengths.
2) The layers should not be of the same color . They can be of shades of the same color or of totally different colors.
3) Use falling fabrics in the inner layers.
4) You can mix and match fabrics of different weaves to make the look interesting. You can wear woollens in thin weaves and top it with slightly heavier ones.
5) Add a muffler or a pop coloured stole. It will not only add to the warmth but also make you stand out in the crowd.
6) And last but not the least …layer your jeggings or jeans with a pair of smart boots. They can be ankle or calf length or even thigh high. You can add cable knit socks to the boots as shown.
So dearies, layer it up and discover a new outfit with each layer!