As the countdown to the new year starts, and party season is in full swing, most of us are wondering how to re-invent our wardrobes to make sure we look are sparkling best while we bid adieu to 2014. Christmas parties, New Year's Eve bashes, family get-togethers, school reunions - our schedules are jam-packed this time of the year! AND it's GOSF time - the once-in-a-year mega-shopping festival that makes a LOT of our dreams come true. So we’ve rounded up a bunch of must-have budget buys to make sure you send off 2014 in style!
The jumpsuit made a hugely popular comeback in 2014, with celebs wearing versions of it on the red carpet, while they holidayed or just for a casual day out. Opt for a well cut jumpsuit in a single colour to help elongate your frame and add length to your silhouette. Flaunt your well toned pins with a shorter version or go ankle length a la Diana.
We love this playsuit for its flattering neckline and easy fit. Since you don't have busy prints or textures to worry about, you can experiment with your accessories freely. Or you can opt to go elegant and sophisticated with dull gold accents. Add a super chic slim gold belt, a pair of graphic danglers and a gold clutch to make your look sparkle.
A clear winner of the season's "most popular colour" award, you’ve spotted this glamorous hue on lips, nails, accessories and clothes. Remember not to pair oxblood with too many contrasting colours, though. It works best worn on its own or paired with black or white. Check out Jacqueline’s race day look for inspiration. How stunning does she look?!
Designers went crazy with this trend! We’ve spotted high-low hems on shirts, skirts, maxis, kurtas and even jackets this year. We adored Neha’s blue jacquard dress with contrasting accessories. This girl sure knows how to hit the nail on the head with her inventive sense of style.
Here’s a great way to bring this trend into your wardrobe if you haven’t already. Using Neha's look as inspiration, we’ve picked out a cute flirty cream dress for your brunches this season. Paired with quirky printed shoes, a wristlet clutch and a statement ear cuff, be prepared to have many a toast being raised to you!
You thought wearing a Mickey Mouse tee was a no-no once you crossed the age of 10? You were wrong. Bring your favourite cartoon characters back into your wardrobes! One big lesson 2014 taught us was to be experimental and ditch ideas of norms! Check out our fave designer Masaba's well-balanced look. Quirky, yet stylish and elegant.
If you say you don't have one of these yet, we’ll have to wonder if you live under a rock! Get one now, girl! For us mere mortals, who have a little more flab around the arms than we’d like, this dress style is a perfect option! The sheer panel across the neckline and sleeves will camouflage any flaws while still showing peeks of skin, which can sometimes be more sensual than an out-and-out skin show. Sophisticated and sexy is the way to go!
Like Sushmita has, we recommend keeping the accessories simple and elegant. A snake print box clutch to hold your credit cards, phone and red lipstick is a must. This gold plaque necklace is pretty much identical to what Ms Sen is sporting. As an alternative to the much-debated diamond she sports on her finger, we recommend that you opt for a set of midi rings to make a strong statement.
And now for you lucky ladies out there, our friends at FabAlley have promised to give 2 winners a lovely little present! Win vouchers worth Rs 5000 to make sure you rock the end of the year party season in mega style. And the task we've set out for you is something you love doing anyway! Don't you just love us?
1.Do a bit of window shopping on FabAlley.com and tell us which one item you'd like to have in your closet before we bid adieu to 2014, and why.
2. Share an image of the item on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Tag POPxo (@POPxoDaily) and FabAlley.
3. Use the hashtag #FabGOSF
Go on, be a stylist - show us how creative you are!