Bright hues, velvet, sequins to rule winter

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Winter is about to knock our doors.  It is time to put away the summery chiffons, georgettes, cotton blends, and go for snug fits in warm and cozy colours and add some trendy and colourful apparel to your wardrobe for the upcoming season. Designers say bright and fluorescent colours will be a big hit this season. To get an ultimate look for winter, blazers are the best bet.  Play with sequins and velvet blazers to don that stylish look.

Classic blazer is a great option for those not willing to show off their waist line.  Pair it with a formal trouser or a fitted skirt. Boyfriend blazers have been quite popular for a few years. The sleek feminine look of this blazer can add extra glamour when teamed with skinny jeans or a short dress. A bright-coloured cardigan can also be a good option.

Designer Anupama Dayal predicts fluorescent shade jackets paired with jet black pants, jeans and skirts as hot favourites. “This winter go for colourful layering, team a green colour boyfriend blazer or a short-fitted blazer with jet black cigarette pants. Apply minimal make-up and use bright hair accessories to complete the look.”

For a trendy look Nachiket Barve in his Autumn/Winter 2012 collection introduced tie-dye coats in tones of burgundy and cinnamon. Designer Rahul Mishra, known for his signature work on Indian fabrics introduced silk jackets that can be sported with a light-coloured skinny jeans, skirts or can be worn with kurtas. Peplum jackets and crochet hand-knit embroidered ponchos were also the part of his collection.

For a luxurious look, try out velvet in tonnes of royal purple, deep plum and maroon. Tarun Tahilani in his collection for autumn/winter 2012 paired cropped structured velvet jackets with skirts, harem trousers and wide palazzo pants.

Jackets on traditional outfits can also be fun for those who dare. Long classic coats never go out of fashion. Get a confident look by pairing belted coats with trousers and high heels. For fashionistas black jackets can be monotonous. In that case warmer tones of orange and burgundy serve the purpose. The classic trench coats formally designed during World War I has also come a long way. There are many styles, colours, lengths and fabric used in the classic coat which never goes out of style.

Besides, sequins will remain in fashion this year too. Flaunt a sequined skirt or a trouser with plain shirt, Tee or a short-fitted jacket. Since glitter is fun this season, brocade and heavy metals are complementing it.  So, are you ready to face winter fashionably?

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