Sunday, December 2, 2012

Festive season calls for festivities.

I've already mentioned how much I love the last few months of the year. Apart from Winter being a primary reason, another will obviously be the festive season. Diwali to Christmas; festive season for me is a chance to dress up and get some gifts. While you can choose to go the ethnic way or the western way, I'm going to show you some amazing 'Festive looks'. 

If you have been following me for a while now, you'd know that Shoppers Stop is truly one of my favourite places to score some great finds not only for the affordability, but also for the amazing variety of brands all at one place. And what better than an online store? Shoppers Stop even has a website where you can shop online as we all love to do. 

I've created some style boards for you to see and seek inspiration from for your festive outfits and you can choose what avatar you want to don this shiny festive season because the choice is yours. 

1. The College Girl

College is a place where you want to dress up yet not do something over the top and with festivals that is quite a chance so for the ultimate college girl I have put together two looks which you can definitely look at. 

Look 1 is extremely ethnic with a Kurti and Chudhidhar set of course but I have put together two ways of accessorizing this simple yet pretty set. The first is a gold themed one and the latter is silver themed. While dangly earrings and bejeweled flats are the focus of the gold themed one, drop earrings and sequinned flats are the focus of the latter. You can choose to head whichever way you want and complete the look with a braid. This of course is not too dressy yet exactly perfect for the college girl who wants to go ethnic on festive days. 

Look 2 is something very simple yet has ethnic elements here and there. If kurta and chudhidhar is not your cup of tea you can still achieve a festive look with this one. All you have to do is pair a tribal print short kurta top like this one with a long skirt which is very Indian because of the prints and embroidery. Shoppers Stop has many such options for you to choose from. To finish the look accessorize with a stack of chunky bangles, colourful flats and a pendant like this heart one. Of course you need some more colour so I would suggest going in for a hair tie or clip like this flowered one and tie your hair to the side or pin it up and you are ready to go! 

2. The Elegant Woman

While this look took me a while to put together because of the extreme variety of options on the website, I finally finished it up with metallic hues and one of my favourite colours. The Elegant Woman loves to go the traditional saree way this festive season. Shoppers stop has an extensive range of sarees ranging from net to silk and you will definitely be awestruck. I chose to go for this green one which is simple yet has a grandeur touch because of the gold floral pattern. Now silver and gold is a great combination so you can choose to accessorize with silver jewelry like these heels and the earrings with green stones. Of course you can keep with the tone and go gold with diamond bangles and maybe a kada? Also you must add studded heels to complete the look. 

3. The Eternal Man

I put together this ethnic look for the Eternal Man simply because I'm bored of seeing them in blazers and pants. This festive season, go ethnic with a kurta pajama set from Shoppers in royal hues and the easiest way to pair it is with contrasting colours just like I've done here. The maroon set has been paired with a whitish, off whiteish stole and jutti with maroon hues. And the whiteish kurta set has been paired with maroon juttis and a stole. So that is definitely some royalty and you'll call for a smile from your loved ones. 

4. Western Chic

While some of us turn ethnic during the festive times, many go western too. Especially during Christmas when the entire feel is so dress like. With New Year around the corner you must start preparing for all the parties and family dinners so here's some Western Chic looks for the woman/girl who wants to be the Western Chic. 

Look 1: The first look centered around this chevron knit dress is not only simple and comfortable, but super stylish and yet so festive. The knit dress will not only be a stunner but also keep you warm. Pair it with this bow heels and your look will be instantly glam-ified. The bejeweled silver coloured accessories maintain the metallic hues and will accessorize the outfit perfectly. Finish it with this purple beauty of a handbag and you are good to go! If you aren't a heels person you can turn to the amazing variety of flats as well. While I chose to keep the accessories understated and have the rest of the look steal the show you can switch around too with heavier earrings and maybe even a bib necklace. 

Look 2: The central theme and constant is the LBD and the gorgeous pumps. With that in mind I've put together two entirely different looks depending on what colour tone you wish to go for. Also, a great way of wearing one dress for two different occasions and making them look so different. The first one plays with pearls and stones so this pear bracelet was perfect to add the class, and the rhinestone studded purse is not only a great way to shine but will top the look brilliantly. Add burgundy or darker shades of lip colour and finish this look. You could also go the classical red and black way. This look is simple. The velvety clutch and the jeweled red heart necklace are already show stealers themselves. Add the red lips to get your perfect festive pout and be the star of your party! 

Everything listed above is available in Shoppers Stop at, go get your festive look today. Thanks to Shoppers Stop and Indiblogger for this amazing fashion contest finally after what seems like a long time, I had tons of fun making these collages. :) 


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