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Your Christmas Lookbook - Hacks For Comfort And Fashion To Meet Halfway

By Anubha Das

Updated - Dec. 23, 2019 10 min read

With the mid-point of December having already elapsed, the air gets heavier with the nagging reminders of that impending Christmas party. While outfit plans may come and go, the need to outshine everybody else stays put in your head. Fast forward to a few days before Christmas and you can be spotted running around frantically, in the ultimate quest for your perfect Christmas look! Next, comes the most pressing question every girl is faced with while picking winter outfits, loyalty to trends or comfort from the cold?! 


We say pick both! And that too with utmost ease! How? Here's how. 


Check out these hacks to creating your quintessential Christmas lookbook! These outfit ideas with help you stand out as well as stay cosy this holiday season! 


1. Embellished Sweaters 

Is there a better time of the year to introduce your wardrobe to some sparkle? This winter, dazzle everybody around you with bejewelled sweaters that leave a statement behind! If you're willing to go all out, pick sweaters studded with stones in your choice of patterns and designs. For a more modest look, opt for sweaters that are embellished around the neck or sleeves, leaving little room for the need of additional accessories! 


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2. Heavy Capes 

The ultimate hack to a classy winter look, endless cosiness and umpteen versatility, the trend of capes is here and likely not going anywhere anytime soon! The best part about capes is that you have the option of going full glam, making a statement or simply playing up an otherwise simple outfit! Pick one in a solid colour to punch in that extra suave in your Christmas look, or go dramatic with a below the knee cape!


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3. Bomber Jackets 

A functional outwear during the First World War and a trendy winter fashion choice in 2019, Bomber jackets have had a long run in the world of warm wear! Versatile in terms of design, weight and material, bomber jackets are a great way of looking cool and unbothered during this bitter cold! You can pick one in solid, eye-catching hues such as olives, pastels or royals for a simple solution to upgrading an all-black or all-white outfit, or one in patterns such as comic art if you are feeling extra daring!


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4. Leather Blazer

Biker jackets move on, the leather blazer is now reigning supreme! The hottest new trend in winter wear, leather blazers are a great way of staying trendy, sophisticated and toasty warm this cold season! Subtle, nude hues work like magic for daytime looks, while darker, more saturated tones such as forest green, navy blue or black can be donned for nightly affairs. For a more formal appearance, pair a leather blazer with a contrasting jumpsuit or a white ruffled shirt and a pair of high waisted bottoms. If you are leaning towards a more casual look, pair a black or tan leather jacket with a statement t-shirt and a pair of dark wash skinny jeans!


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5. Statement Knits 

Tis' the season to make statements, tis' the season to turn heads! Fun, verbose knits are all the rage in this cold weather when functionality and style demand to be partnered up. Big chunky knitwear in interesting colour combinations and striking patterns is ticking all fashion boxes this season, and we are so on board! Pair a larger than life sweater with tailored, skinny bottoms and throw in some heels for good measure, and you're ready to rock a simple yet utterly chic look! 


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6. Heavy Trench Coats

Another winter fashion piece with an origin story dating back to the First World War, the trench coat has metamorphosed from a utilitarian cold weather apparel item to a winter fashion staple and a prominent indicator of chic, voguish sense of style. Available across a range of silhouettes, colours and textures, you can either go for an androgynous Christmas look by pairing a dark trench coat with a loose striped shirt and baggy beige trousers or you if you're feeling feminine, partner up a suede trench coat with a ruffle dress! 


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7. High Neck And Puffed Sleeves 

One of the most trending fads this end-of-year season, the combination of dainty, puff sleeves with closed, high necks will suffice to meet your Christmas look agenda of standing out! Especially perfect for those living in moderately cold terrains, a turtle neck sweater with dramatic puff or flare sleeves thrown in together with skinny patent leather pants, can make for a show-stopper outfit. Don't be afraid to experiment with textures, bold colours and pattern pairings! 


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8. Men's Blazer With A Belt 

From an occasional after-thought to a must-have trendy accessory, belts have traversed a long path in the past few years. And if you have the right eye-catching belt, this hot new ensemble is almost halfway done. All you need now is an oversized yet well-tailored blazer in a colour that complements your best features! Wearing a men's blazer as a dress with a belt around your middle is an easy way of amping up the glam quotient while drawing attention to your legs and lower half! 


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9. Leather Wrap Skirt 

Effortlessly chic, elegant and reflecting expensive taste, a leather wrap-around skirt is a contemporary trend that takes minimal efforts but yields maximum results! Considering how versatile this material is, you can get your hands on a stunning wrap-around leather skirt in almost any colour, silhouette and length! For the perfect modish Christmas look, pick one in a tan or dark colour and combine it with a simple t-shirt or blouse! Throw in a pair of bright pumps and you're all set to rock the runway!


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10. Pastel Coats 

There are very few things in the world that have the ability to instantly transform you into a dainty diva, the way pastel colours do! A prevailing trend in the world of winter fashion is muting out the cold by donning bright pastel shades in the form of statement coats and jackets. Depending on your occasion of choice, you can throw in a subtle pastel coat on top of a casual denim and t-shirt outfit for an instant pick-me-up look, or don a pair of leather pants with a black tank and top that off with a powder blue long overcoat! 


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11. Combat Boots 

Arguably the biggest fall/winter trend of 2019, combat boots have been making the rounds in the world of warm wear for a while now! An effortless style hack to staying toasty warm and comfortable in the crisp cold air, without compromising on style, combat boots are available across shoe brands at varying prices, lengths and details! Having been spotted on all the IT celebrities in recent years from the Hadid sisters to Hailey Bieber, combat boots can easily augment the cool factor in a winter outfit without much effort or investment! 


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12. Boots With Platform Heels 

In the list of winter fashion pieces that are currently trending, platform boots have officially become the it-shoe of the season! Complying with the tendency of recent-year fashion trends to be comfort-oriented, chunky platform boots have become the go-to option for women who want style and ease to meet halfway! This popular shoe-trend is also extremely versatile and can be donned as a part of a work ensemble as well as a fun, party outfit!


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Other Than Online Websites You Can Also Buy Similar Styles From The Following Local Markets




1. Sarojini Nagar

We all know how expensive leather jackets are when it comes to buying one from brands like Zara, H & M and Forever - they cost approximately around 4K-5K and it’s not affordable fashion for sure. How about picking a thick good quality leather jacket from Sarojini - we promise you’ll find a good one for maximum Rs. 1500 and you'll look stunning for your Christmas party.


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2. Lajpat Nagar

When we say shopping in Delhi, the one name to pop up is the Lajpat Nagar Market. Lajpat Nagar Market has a plethora of shops, roadside vendors and other sellers that make this place perfect for people who want to shop more on a shoe-string budget. While you are there, you should also keep in mind that unlike any other market, the vendors and veterans of the Lajpat Nagar Market will not fall for bargaining skills beyond their level of comfort. 


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1. Linking Road Market

This one is definitely a shopper's paradise as they have everything which is trending this season. It's a long lane with the trendiest of footwear, clothing and bags which will leave you spoilt for choice. You'll definitely end up shopping for more than you estimated as almost everything will seem to fit in your budget.


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2. Fashion Street

It's a street every shopaholic could dream of with almost hundreds of stalls selling the best of clothing you can don on almost any occasion. It's the go-to spot for college students when it comes to street shopping so taking a walk around the market is definitely a good idea. This is an ideal place to spot some stunning bargain finds especially if confined to a limited budget.


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1. MG Road Market

When we talk about street shopping, you can get the above-mentioned looks from the MG Road Market without burning a hole in your pocket. Fancy the latest trends? Peplum Tops? Boot-cut Jeans? Sequin Dresses? Name it and MG Road has it. We’re not kidding when we say MG Road Market has everything your wardrobe needs! Spot trends right from the runway here before they make their way to the racks of high street fashion brands.


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2. Indiranagar

Another top shopping hub for fashion wear in Bangalore would be Indiranagar as they have several designer stores as well as local stores that can give you a copy of famous designers. You'll also find Ritu Kumar's store here which offers beautiful wedding outfits especially crafted to accentuate your best features on your special day. Head to the FlyRobe store if renting an outfit is more feasible for you! 


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Q: What are the best websites for buying Winter fashion online? 

A: Some of the best websites for online fashion shopping in India include Shein, Koovs, Myntra, Rosegal and Snapdeal. 


Q: Where can I buy beauty products online?

A: The best websites for shopping for beauty products online in India include Nykaa, Slassy, NNNOW, Sephora and Amazon. 


Q. What are the best shoes for winters? 

A. When it comes to stylish winter shoes, the world is your playground! For casual sporty vibes, you can don trendy sneakers, low-top shoes and loafers. For work, you can opt for moccasins, ballerina flats, oxfords or ankle-length boots. For a chic, party look don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone! Think neutral pumps with neon socks, mules, platform heel boots or fancy printed trainers! 

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