7 Celeb-Approved Ways To Rock Desi Fusion This Festive Season

Snehal Fernandes , 08 Oct 2019

Don’t be frazzled by all the big shaadis and tash parties marked on your calendars. It’s the festive season y’all. The last thing you want to do is worry about what to wear or how to wear it. And especially if you’re anything like me and own zero desi or festive clothes and find comfort in contemporary wear, don’tchu worry, I got you. I mean, what’s the fun in rocking the same old looks year after year, right?

This year, take things up a notch and experiment with your style and channel your inner Beyoncé while YOLO-ing your way through life. So go ahead, ditch those old-school ways of draping sarees and wearing a normal kurta set traditionally. Instead, quirk things up with these celeb-approved ways to rock desi fusion this festive season. From pairing brogues with ethnic pieces to infusing a serious amount of sass with Indian jewellery over pantsuits, trust me, these looks will earn you major brownie points and lots of enviable looks…

1. Sonam Kapoor

When in doubt, ask yourself “What would Sonam Kapoor, do?” or rather “How would Sonam glam up this festive season?” TBH, she’s a style icon and can never fail you. So, the next time you get invited for a wedding or a festive party; don’t be afraid to tweak things up by investing in pieces with Indian print, just like Sonam. A bandhani printed trench over a kurta? Why not?! It’s really all about the print play and getting it right with your accessories.

Alia Bhatt

Head to toe red is a great way to add that ethnic touch to your look. Just make sure, the outfit has pops of gold to pull that fusion look to the T just like Alia! I love how Ami Patel, sneaked in a thin waist belt to tie this look together. And with designers like Sabyasachi who keep reinventing Indian-wear with traditional techniques, you’ll be spoilt for choices.

2. Karisma Kapoor 

One of my favourite looks spotted on Karisma to date has to be this one. A traditional saree with a structured long-line jacket is such a refreshing look. I love how her stylist Tanya Ghavri played with textures and colours for a perfect Indian-fusion look.

3. Kajol 

Reinvent the quintessential saree and drape it with a twist just like Kajol’s stylist Aastha has! There’s so much you can do with this six-yards of beauty and it’s time you really play it up with your draping techniques.

4. Priyanka Chopra Jonas

As I mentioned earlier, if you invest in pieces with ethnic printed fabric, you can easily pull off a fusion look that’s totally acceptable this festive season. A lehenga style gown with a sweet-heart neck is the best example of how to keep it festive chic just like our favourite desi girl, PC!

5. Sonakshi Sinha

If there’s one stylist who really serves us the coolest fusion looks, it has to be Mohit Rai. If Indian wear is not your style at all, think of ways to add elements that have an ethnic/tribal print and play with silhouettes just like Sonakshi. A trench with a crop-top and culottes is a very cool-kid look to rock this festive season.

Shraddha Kapoor 

Designers Saaksha & Kinni, are known for fluid contemporary wear that can easily be worn this season. This gorgeous green bustier and skirt, co-ord set on Shraddha prove that western wear can look desi if styled the right way. Also, love how Tanya styled the green jacket for this look. It’s almost like a dupatta that’s draped on one side of her shoulder.

I personally loved Sonam’s look and I would totally wear it to our office Diwali party. Which look inspired you the most? Let me know in the comments below.

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