The fall is here ya’all! Though summer comes with promises of fun, outdoors, beaches, vacations and mangoes (off course), the fall-winter time has a charm of its own. It brings with it cups of hot coffees, teas, cocoa, warm and fluffy sweaters and days under the blankets reading away. Aren’t you craving for that drop in the temperature just as we are, so that you can feel that familiar feeling that you resonate with the mountains up above? Me too.
Another, “out there’ thing that happens during the time of a shift from summer to autumn and fall, is the not-so-subtle up in the fashion game of everyone you know! Am I right? People come out looking more dapper and properly dressed. Basically it’s due to the charm and style of winter sweaters, cardigans, mufflers, coats, capes, jackets and shawls. India is a land of diverse culture, food, climate, terrain, beliefs and so on. In terms of style and fashion, like everything else, the country displays varying tastes and choices. Let’s talk about the four metropolitan cities and see how they dress and go about in the season of warm hugs and hot cocoa.
Let’s start with the capital, shall we? Delhi. Delhi is the northern most of the metros and is therefore the closest to the chilly mountains of the great Himalayas and the snowy paradise-like valley of Kashmir. The cold icy winds from the mountains blow far enough to reach Delhi in a much milder, but “still there” form. Hence Delhi gets cold, extremely very cold at times. And this is great news for the fashionistas this city is filled with. Comes out the fashion game, with chic and cozy pieces that Delhites love to make a style statement with. Combatting the cold weather in style, they prefer flaunting (it’s in their blood) long coats or a 80s inspired vintage jacket. Boots are a staple in the heeled or flat varieties and just one pair is never enough to satisfy anyone. Oversized sweatshirts over skinny jeans with a fluffy muffler are part of another essential winter look.
Mumbai announces winter, not with the drop in the temperature but the launch of new fashion collections and apparels! It’s not considered the fashion capital of the country for no reason at all. The trailblazing fashion shows set the mood and with less humidity in the air, people extend their wardrobes to drape dresses, long skirts, flare pants, leather jackets and everything that goes with the bold Mumbaikar style.
Casual and comfortable defines the winter style quotient in Chennai. With the temperature not lowering too low, the city has pleasant as well as sunny days. The breeze chills slightly during the nights and the evenings. That when the good people of Chennai like to drape around some shawls and stoles around themselves. These are the major winter style essential in Chennai, and can be spotted in bright and varied color, patterns and designs.
And at last we come to Kolkata, the land of artistic designers and artists on the legendary lines of Satyajit Ray and Sabyasachi Mukherjee. The winter season brings with it foggy mornings, bright days, and cool evenings with a smattering of rain every now and then. While taking a stroll in the evening, a long-sleeved shirt or a khadi kurta is perfect to keep you snug. An inclination towards rich fabrics opens up a box of treasures offering crepe, brocade, silk, and a few other fabrics from Kolkata.
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