You know winter is coming when you start feeling a nip in the air. It’s the time when you love snuggling up with a book in your bed, enjoy roasted peanuts beside your warm fireplace and start pulling up your knitted socks. Romance-fuelled foggy mornings, furry overcoats, steamy momos, hot beverages… Winters are beautiful, isn’t it? (only if you manage to cope up with frizzy hair and dry skin issues… just kidding!). Adding to the beauty of the season is the warm winter sun playing peek-a-boo with the cloudy skies and watching migratory birds that come on a sojourn to the country. Somehow, there is an undeniable charm about this weather and this is why we listed down 6 reasons elaborating our never-ending love for winters.
Layer it up
Interestingly, fall gives you a reason to experiment with your wardrobe and layer your favourite clothes. There are turtle-necks, mufflers, pullovers, woolen scarves, fluffy hoodies, jumpers that make their comeback in the closet and await being worn again.
For a sharp and edgy look, you can try lampshade pattern, funky bomber jackets with leather leggings while plaid and Victorian inspired collared dresses swing in for a classy retro vibe.
If your dressing style is ethnic, you can pick up hand-woven and embellished shawls or the evergreen Pashmina to team up with your sarees and salwar kameez.
Suiting up is another option for those who prefer formal wear. Make checks your staple and feel free to team your plaid jackets with a standard pair of denims.
Wide-legged pants with tan leather jackets or jeggings with oversized sweaters are ideal for an athleisure appearance.
Well, we all have that pair of leather boots that we eagerly wait to flaunt during the winters. It’s time to bring them on, fellas.
Pair trench coats either with calf-length boots or add swag to the attire with the trending ankle-length floral printed heels. Do read to our Winter Fashion article to nail a precise winter look. Be a head-turner this season. After all, winter comes just once a year, ladies.
A hat can be a perfect accessory during winters. Notch up your style quotient with different styles of beanies: Take a sporty route with basic beanies or add a dramatic twist to your wardrobe with faux fur pieces. While wool caps, cashmere hats remain all-time favourites, you can also try slouchy beanies for a laid-back style or fedoras with long trench coats to rock a high-street look. Deep colour shades like burgundy, brown, olive green or monochromes like charcoal, grey, black or white, it just requires a little bit of effort to become a style maven.
The best part of every fall is the announcement of holiday sales when we look forward to shopping our favourite (and expensive, of course) brands at discounted rates, that is if you’ve missed out on Great Indian Diwali Sale. With the onset of Christmas, brands also offer lucrative deals in home décor items and furnishings. So, if buying a king-sized couch, lavish set of dinnerware or an antique piece has been on your mind, this might be an ideal time for you. This winter, filter out your choices, visit the outlets and buy flaunt-worthy pieces for your space. Making plans already!
Bonfire, barbeque and best pals
This one is for people who love to stay in the moment. Someone who loves to enjoy classy retro songs and hang around with their crazy-headed pals late till night.
“Khoya khoya chand, khula aasman, aankhon mein sari raat jaegi, tumko bhi kaise neend aaegi…”
Nothing can really beat the feeling of getting along with best friends and enjoying a bonfire on a chilly night out. Watching movies, sipping on hot beverages, gossips, relishing steamy and barbequed delicacies just add to the fun. What are your memories of a bonfire night?
Reuniting with NRI friends and relatives
This might give you a déjà vu of films like Monsoon Wedding, Bride & Prejudice where friends and relatives come together for a gala family function. Winters are actually about a lot of reunions, get-together parties with old NRI friends and relatives. Attending wedding parties, Christmas, New Year bashes and some family connection adds up to the charm. And yes, this is also the perfect time to enjoy home-made gajar ka halwa and hot chicken stews! Can we please forget calories for a day!
PS: While the love for warm blankets will still be irresistible, step out to enjoy the frosty weather. Let there be giggles, admirations and joys around you this season.