Style tips: Ace the winter look like these Bollywood celebs
Follow our style tutorial for a smart layered look to beat Mumbai's barely there winters
Pick a long jacket with a subtle sheen like Kareena Kapoor Khan to add glamour to your evening. Unlike the actor, you might want to wear something more than a bralet. pic courtesy/instagram.com/ eshaamiin1
<< The world is moving towards knowing what fabric they choose to wear. Check the labels to see the composition to gauge the fabric. Several high street labels sell apparel made from synthetic and plastic fibres that aren't sustainable, and neither keep you warm nor cool. << Cotton and other natural fabrics are the key to layering in Mumbai. A trench coat, which usually is considered heavy, when made with cotton will offer just the right amount of warmth. Slip on a cotton trench coat on a dress or jeans. Or layer in cotton, for example — wear a singlet, a cotton top over it, and a jacket made of natural fibres as the outermost layer.
<< Quilted cotton jackets make for a good choice as you move from AC to non-AC areas and you need to wear a fabric that doesn't make you feel cold or hot. Avoid heavy fabrics such as woollens, as you are bound to break into a sweat. A fabric to try is hemp; it adapts well.
<< Carry a stole that will help cover your neck or head if you don't wish to lug around more garments.
<< Wear a long printed or silk jacket, on a dress and belt it. Keep one separate as a statement piece with the rest as basics. Also try a poncho instead of a jacket.
<< Pair a saree with a long, light trench. Wear a shawl jacket on your blouse with a saree.
<< You can even opt for a high neck, full-sleeved top as a blouse.
Inputs by Tanya Sharma, fashion designer and stylist
Wear an embellished jacket over a sleek tunic-and-pants combo for a winter wedding or a glam night out. pic/PTI
Ditch the clichéd cold shoulder top and opt for an off-shoulder cardigan, like Neha Dhupia. Pic/Bipin Kokate
Match your layer with your accessories, be it a bag or shoes, for a striking appearance. Pic/Falguni Agrawal
Belt a jacket over your saree and play with its drape like Kajol, for a twist in your desi look. Pic/Sameer Markande
Anushka Sharma gets layering right with an unbelted light trench coat paired with jeans and slip-ons
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