So, What’s New?

If, like me, you woke up to surprise and delight on New Year's Day at a full-page newspaper advert of a Zara sale, read on. The gloomy retail climate has brought forward the January sales by at least two weeks this year. But let's not be disappointed, let's make the most of them instead.

It is but the perfect time to update your wardrobe for the year. Ring out the old and bring in the new. My first tip is to hoard up on dark pinks and purples. A beautiful shade of orchid is the colour of the season, so make sure you get a few fun things in this hue.

It's such a great time for shoe-shopping in India. I strongly believe much of the country's retail success comes from its many new shoe stores. Footfall takes on a brand new meaning. Day-to-night flats are all the rage, but the chic-est ones have pointed toes. Check out Jimmy Choo for their Attila and Alina styles (the Atilla mirrored leather in silver is just perfect), or Christian Louboutin's Pigalle spikes or studded leather. Miu Miu's two-toned flats are a trendier version of Prada's librarian styles.

Our tropical love for resort-wear gets an American sportswear twist with stripes, Breton prints, marine motifs and sparkling whites. More so, we've never had more swimwear made available to us — right from the printed beauts at Hermes and Etro to the colour blocking of Shivan & Narresh to the delightful find that is the beachcompany.in.

Fortunately, lighter pieces of jewellery are here to relieve us from the nathni and maang tikka overdose of the past few years. The Azva-sponsored India Bridal Fashion Week has reintroduced us to our love for pure gold. Brides this year are pushing away their jadau bibs charmed by classy plain gold baubles. Chain and link designs are tres haute, and subtlety is the new queen.

... contd.

Please read our terms of use before posting comments
TERMS OF USE: The views expressed in comments published on indianexpress.com are those of the comment writer's alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of The Indian Express Group or its staff. Comments are automatically posted live; however, indianexpress.com reserves the right to take it down at any time. We also reserve the right not to publish comments that are abusive, obscene, inflammatory, derogatory or defamatory.