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8 MUST-HAVES WINTER WEAR IN YOUR WARDROBE

 

No, you don’t shop like that!

Not for winters!

You don’t buy just sweaters or only jackets.

That is called a fashion disaster. A winter wardrobe disaster.

Remember, you have

  • weddings to attend in the coming weeks
  • cocktail parties to go to
  • to shake a leg at the Mehndi ceremony
  • go to the office
  • pubbing on your list
  • grocery shopping to do
  • movies and coffee shops to frequent
  • the Christmas party to go
  • the New Year to usher in
  • to stay home too damn it

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Nah, so you can’t be having too many of the same sort of sweaters and jackets. Yes you are allowed to have too many of ALL the ones listed below. Ha!

We do not have to be extravagant or greedy.

*Flutters her eyes* Just these 8 essential winter top wear is all we need in our wardrobe:

1. SWEATER: Beta Sweater Pehno” couldn’t resist that. Every desi knows the importance of this winter garment. No mother allows her child to step out of the house without wearing one in the cold winter months.

Best worn with jeans or a smart tight skirt, a lot of the Indian junta ends up wearing it over Salwar suits too, which sadly apart from Kangna Ranaut few can carry off!

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Wearing it intelligently with a saree is a fantastic idea though.

 

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Ideally, have one of each of the following for the sake of variety:
  • Round Neck

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  • High Neck

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  • Boat Neck

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  • Cowl Neck

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  • V-Neck

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In fact, sweaters can be smartly teamed with floral pants too that are still in fashion this winter.

img-1-82. CARDIGAN

Yes Yes Yes. A cardigan IS different from a Sweater!

It has buttons in front.

A cardigan could be long or short, bulky or skinny but it’s not the same as a sweater. Most commonly worn in India by ladies wearing sarees, I feel the same can be enhanced by just the selection of a smart cardigan and be teamed with jeans or a dress.

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3. JACKETS: There is no end to this category. The more the merrier but a classic black jacket is a must for formal and informal wear both depending on what you wear it with.

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A bomber Jacket is essential to help you tide through the peak of winters

 

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4. SHRUGS: The best thing about shrugs is that you can wear layers beneath yet not look bloated. Perfect top wear when it begins to get really cold. You could choose from:

Poncho Shrugs

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Cool knitted shrugs

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You could buy shrugs and ponchos from here

5. SWEATSHIRTS: Is a must have in any wardrobe. The perfect wear for informal occasions, for home, for the sporty person in you or the laid back couch potato.

  • The warm fleece printed ones

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The branded one

 

  • The Sporty yet chic look
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The ideal over-sized home wear that soon turns into nightwear!

 

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6. COATS

 

  • The bold Red ready to sizzle at the party

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  • The bomber coat to tide over the toughest winter days

 

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7. BLAZERS: For that official meeting look. Ideally one should have two shades of these if not 50 shades.

  • Light coloured blazer

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  • Dark colored blazer

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8. SHAWLS: We are Indians. We cannot do without this drape.

 

The exquisite Ari shawls of Kashmir-You could buy them here

 

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The Gujrati hand embroidered shawls-You could buy them here

 

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I particularly love the colourful Kantha dupattas that can be converted into a shrug or poncho

 

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The black and red geometrical pattern and extremely warm Kullu shawls

 

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Or the Ivory silk shawl from Assam: You could buy the shawls here

 

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A conventional black and cream shawl is a requisite that can be paired with anything and everything. Jeans and a tight thin sweatshirt or your saree or salwar suit.

Have at least one of each and you are set for this winter.

Of course, your budget would go over the ceiling and you won’t be able to eat a morsel of food for the rest of the month!

But, that’s a price one has to pay to be comfortable through the grueling winters of North India especially.

Next year we shall relook our wardrobe and add some more. Ha!

What to do? We are like this only!
Till then stay warm and enjoy the lovely cold season.

 

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This Article was curated for SHOPWATI by:

Pallavi Rao Narvekar

Pallavi Rao Narvekar

I’m a 20-year-old Radio professional, a 3-month-old blogger.  Formally a Radio Jock, I am presently heading the ‘Mirchi Cares’; the CSR initiative of Radio Mirchi. I live in Delhi with one husband, one son and two labs, Shona and Kajri.