Friday 20 December 2013

Style It Thrice: Accessorize Embellished Clutch

Here’s a secret- I can never resist bright colour lipstick, eye-catching statement jewellery, and stylish oversized tote. 
However, for a while now I have been crushing on clutches. As guilty as I feel about cheating on my beloved oversized totes, I just cannot resist a trendy clutch. And if it is an embellished one wild horses can’t stop me from getting my hands on it!
The first time I saw this Accessorize embellished clutch I knew for a fact that this clutch is going to be my plus one throughout the festive and wedding season. 
Designed in a way that it easily complements both Indian and Western wear, I had officially found my soulmate of the season.
To be honest, Accessorize's latest collection has some of the to-die-for embellished clutches of the season, but this geometric-print sequin and bead detailing one is hands down one of the most dazzling as well as styling friendly piece. The black woven fabric decorated with gold sequin and beads, gives the clutch an easy to mix and match quality.

Other than being absolutely gorgeous, it is one of the most versatile statement accessory I have seen in a while. Plus, it can easily be used post the festive season. That is why I decided to feature Accessorize embellished clutch {INR 4145/-} as this year's last 'Style It Thrice' segment. 

With the right styling this tribal inspired black and gold embellished clutch can easily be styled with many different looks.
Keeping the latest trends as well classic styles in mind, here are few embellished clucth styling options.

Style It Thrice: Accessorize Embellished Clutch
Look 1
[Coat- J.Crew; Tee-Topshop; Boyfriend Jean-Frame Denim; Sandals- Zara, Clutch, Hand Chain, Earrings, Scarf- Accessorize; Lipstick- Yves Saint Laurent; Compact-Guerlain]

Look 2
[Wrap Top- Issa; Pleated Skirt- Ostwald Helgason; Sandals- Givenchy; Belt- Balmain; Necklace, Ring, Clutch-Accessorize; Lipstick-Yves Saint Laurent]

Look 3
[Jacket- Rag & Bone; Dress-Alexander McQueen;   Pumps-Charlotte Olympia; Necklace, Cuff, Clutch- Accessorize; Mascara-Tom Ford; Eye Pencil-NARS; Lip & Cheek Tint-Tory Burch]
I have always believed an embellished clutch is an accessory must have. And a one that is both stylish and versatile is not just a must have but a wise investment as well.
All the accessories featured in the above looks are from Accessorize and are avaliable in any Accessorize store across India or can be exclusively shopped online on

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Wednesday 11 December 2013

Guide To Festive Winter Fashion

For most of us, the month of December is what an international visiting facility is to Mumbai University.
Highly anticipated, everyone cannot stop talking about it and before you can start to relish the moment, everything is over!

Say hello to December- the month of birthdays, weddings and festive parties. And just when you thought that you are done with attending social event and parties another one comes knocking down your door.

As much as everyone loves a good paarttttyyyyy, dressing according to the party theme can be quite a task. The guessing game of “Am I Overdressed/Underdressed” reaches an all time high in this month. The one question on everyone’s mind is: “should I dress down or should I go all glam out?”

Keeping the current season and festive mood in mind there is no shortage of winter or festive wear. Most brand are offering their version of winter and festive fashion. Among the lot, French Connection's Autumn/ Winter 2013 collection stands out with its hearty mix of festive fashion and winter essentials.
While select few pieces are apt only for the winter season, the remaining ones can be worn year round.

Keeping the current season and latest trends in mind, here are a few festive fashion looks to whet your style buds.
tyled with French Connection's Autumn/ Winter 2013 collection there is something for every occasion.

Casual: For a trendy casual look, stick with the classic winter combination of plaid and leather. Plaid pants paired with simple tee, structured leather jackets and boots is the perfect combination for a comfy yet stylish casual look.
If the leather jacket is not Bombay type of winter friendly, trade it with a denim one. For a more festive look, wear the colours of the season to spread some Christmas cheer around.
[Plaid Pants, Leather Jacket, Tee and Tote Bag- French Connection; Boots-Pull & Bear;; Watch-Marc by Marc Jacobs]

Chic: The simple, almost boring sweatshirt has been given a major makeover and been replaced by the IT piece of Autumn/Winter 2013- embellished statement sweatshirt.  
For a work wear friendly chic look, team up the embellished sweatshirt with a pencil skirt, shoulder bag and monochrome pumps.
Not only is the look ideal for work, it is also perfect for post work parties.
[Embellished Sweatshirt, Pencil Skirt, Sling Bag- French Connection; Pumps-Zara; Earrings- Dannijo]

Glam: December is incomplete without its share of festive bling. From Christmas to New Years Eve parties and from bachelorettes to birthdays, a sequin dress is ideal for an all glammed up look.
The trick to working a sequin dress is to balance the look out. Team the sequin dress with black/white/neutral clutch, matte finish metallic sandals and drop earrings. Complete this look with bright shade lipstick and you are good to go.
To make it a more cold climate friendly look, layer with a long coat and black/nude stockings to beat the winter chills.
[Sequin Dress, Pastel Long Coat, Clutch-French Connection; Sandals- B Brian Atwood; Earrings-Accessorize; Cuff-Dannijo; Lipstick-Lancome]

For more holiday/festive fashion inspiration check out IFB Project #126: Share Your Celebratory Style

With the festive and holiday season in full swing what is your go to festive fashion look? 
Share your views about that and French Connection Autumn/ Winter 2013 collection with me in the comment section.

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