The year is at midpoint now… fashion pundits have come forth with a long list of trends for autumn, 1024. To generally follow such advice perfectly is quite tiresome—considering the volume of advice provided. So we’ve simplified the bulk of it to get you some easy tips and pointers, so you can look effortlessly trendy.

Take a good look at Malaika Arora’s heels. Aren’t they yum?

Take a good look at Malaika Arora’s heels. Aren’t they yum?

International trends based on fashion weeks that went by predicted Cobalt Blue as the colour to own and be seen in over the next few months. And what a lovely colour it is too! It is already making its way into Indian fashion with some fashion conscious celebrities sporting aspects of it, if not the whole look.

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Fashion trends are strongly pointing towards geometric prints for the coming season. There is something cool about the symmetry of geometry in fashion and to see it on outfits is always fun. So go out there dressed casually in maxi dresses and skirts or tops (Michael Kors gives us a good idea how to mix and match). Or dazzle the world in stylish geometric embellished evening wear like the Pankaj & Nidhi dress that Kirti is wearing.

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Its time to work out and get the abs in shape because it just became extremely fashionable to show the midriff, but only if done in a stylish way. The idea is to wear high waist skirts or pants with a cute short top that shows a bit of the midriff. Both Malaika and Alia are doing a great job of carrying this latest trend perfectly.
Don’t overdo the gap though. It's a fine line that will turn this super stylish look into a sleazy one…(Also, need we say, the most important accessory to this trend is a flat stomach. So don’t forget the crunches!)

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Horizontal lines are in this season, as Patralekha sports here! Find tops, dresses, skirts with lines in different sizes and wear them with joy! It's a cool, yet simple take on the geometric pattern that is the current fad!

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Formal evening dresses and gowns will be considered very fashionable if they are embellished with beads, feathers and more. (The idea, of course, is never to put all of it in one outfit.) It's a dream come true for India since we intrinsically love and favour embellishment and now, the world does too! At Cannes, a lot of international celebrities were seen in embellished outfits including, Cate Blanchett, Aishwarya Rai and Freida Pinto.

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Remember to always keep the embellishment to a level that catches the eye but does not sock you in the face. Freida’s outfit with the feathers had a subtle colour, with not much else coming in the way. Ash’s outfit, very stylishly cut, in a subtle colour accentuated the beads without overdoing it. And Cate Blanchett’s outfit offset a brightly embellished top half with a simple black bottom half.

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Lastly, you can add a whole lot of style to yourself and your day by getting yourself a cute handbag with tassels! This is a great way to dress up even a simple pair of jeans and a tee. Michael Kors has some lovely bags with tassels for the coming season.
These few items promise to make the second half of 2014 a super fun time to dress up! Its time to go shopping ladies!
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