Winter Lookbook: When In The Hills

That's 2014 for you..
Here today, gone tomorrow (well...almost).

I will bid adieu to the year with a winter lookbook for you guys. 
It's a compilation of outfits I wore on my recent trip to the hills. 
It was freezing and we had to wear five layers of clothing even inside the rooms! So, dressing up everyday used to be an exercise in smart layering and hence I thought it best to create a winter lookbook with these outfit ideas.
Let me know your thoughts! :)

{Maxi-mum Layering}
When I was packing this maxi dress in my luggage, my mom actually thought I was crazy. I don't blame her.....who really thinks of wearing maxi dresses in 10 degree Celsius temperature?
Well....I do! :P
I got looks from all and sundry roaming the hilly lanes of Darjeeling that afternoon as I strolled around in my layered maxi outfit. But a thermal inner, a fair isle sweater vest, a woollen peplum cardigan with leather trims, a snood and my locally purchased gloves made sure I was warm enough to enjoy all the attention! ;)
Of course, one pair of thermal leggings and one pair of cotton leggings inside helped. A lot!!

[Yellow houndstooth maxi: BK Market, Kolkata | Fair Isle sweater vest: Max | Peplum cardigan: Vero Moda | White snood: 109 F | Gloves: Local market, Darjeeling | Watch: | Wayfarers: Idee | Floral ear studs: Forever 21 | On my lips: Peach Crush, Colorbar]

{Of Chunky Knits and Fair Isles}
What's winter without a liberal dose of cozy, chunky knitwear? A fluffy cardigan in chunky knits is a wardrobe must-have.....specially in any nude(ish) hue. And of course, fair isle patterns work as instant shift-into-Christmas-mode stimulators - be it on a pair of warm leggings or on a pair of indispensable socks!
Fling on a scarf, flaunt some subtle pieces of jewellery and you're good to go!!

[Oversized cardigan: Forever 21 | Grey tunic: AND | Fair Isle leggings: Gangtok local market | Houndstooth scarf: Shoppers Stop | Fair Isle socks: Darjeeling local market | Bow flats: | Gunmetal geometric ring: Pieces via Vero Moda| On my lips: Pretty Please, Colorbar | On my nails: Exclusive, Colorbar; All That Glitters, Glitter Mania, Maybelline]

{Coat Caper}
Since the temperature in my city never goes low enough for coats, this trip saw me and my sister excitedly packing our coats even though they took up more than half the space of the luggage!
I paired this pink beauty that I had picked up at an unbelievable price on my Delhi trip last January with a pair of printed denims and a snood in a contrasting hue!

[Coat: Janpath, New Delhi | Denims: Promod | Blue snood: 109 F]

So how are you all layering up to brave the chills this winter?
Layering is an art. If you have stylish winter pieces in your wardrobe, you can create magic by mixing and matching separates while keeping yourself warm at the same time! :)

Ring in the New Year with a smile, a cheer and some rockin' smokin' booty shakin'! :D
See you in the Two Oh One Five!!!

Anupriya DG