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Chic: The simple, almost boring sweatshirt has been given a major makeover and been replaced by the IT piece of Autumn/Winter 2013- embellished statement sweatshirt.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]

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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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  1. Great style board as usual Amena! The 'Chic' look is superb!! I'd love to sport this except I may have to summerize it a is getting exceptionally warm here in Sydney:-)

  2. The 3rd look. Totally want :) Totally adore :)


  3. I would pick glam, so pretty! Nice post.

  4. I loooove that sparkly dress! I'd for sure go for that one!
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  5. Love the pieces you put together! Thanks for dropping by my page x

  6. Great work! The guidance on the winter looks is very nicely done. I like the way you added a information in that. Keep posting such a information in future also.

  7. Loving the colors. :)