When it comes to Indian fashion, we have a rich cultural heritage. Various prints, weaves, fabrics, and embroidery techniques have a deep-rooted history in our colourful country. Even though we all are influenced by the West, we haven’t forgotten the distinct craftsmanship that comes from each state. Today, every desi girl blends her Indian outfits with western silhouettes, and you can still look modern and stylish in it. There are several ways to mix both these elements and helping us all are our very own fashion bloggers.
Therefore, coming up next in my Blogger Pro Tip series is all about how my fave fashion influencers show us quick, easy ways to style Indian elements with western wear. Take a look at them all and get all the style inspo you need.
Learn the art of fusing Indian and western silhouettes from Kritika Khuranna aka That Boho Girl. She paired her oversized white shirt with paisley print harem pants. She completed her banjara look with silver jewellery and suede flats. This look is perfect for a casual outing with friends or even a great option to wear to college.
I love to wear dresses with Indian prints, so Shereen’s style is something I really relate to. She donned a beautiful Ikat dress and colour coordinated her look so well. She added a vermillion blazer and accessorised the outfit with red, vinyl, front zip, ankle-length boots as well as a sleek tan belt cinched at the waist.
Light layering is ‘in’ this summer. Add an ethnic touch to an all-black ensemble with a vibrant Leheriya cape just like Santoshi. She finished off her look with sassy green shaded sunglasses and an army green fanny pack. Simple, yet chic, right?
Here’s another way of styling every girl’s wardrobe staple, a white shirt from Trishala Sikka. Tuck it into an ethnic printed skirt, a cross-body clutch and gold, metallic mocassins.
Who said that Kutch embroidery only looks good on a Ghaghra-choli? Juhi’s co-ord set proves that an orange, cropped shirt with mirror and thread embroidery can look classy AF on high-waisted pants of the same tone. I can’t wait to get something stitched in this similar style!
A beautiful kurta with denim jeans can never go wrong. Take notes from Samidha Singh on acing this classic style. She finished off her look with burgundy kitten heels and a bold lip.
There’s a wide range of accessories that are also available in Indian fabrics, weaves, and prints. In that case, take a cue from Sayanti and opt for a complete western outfit head-to-toe, and accessorise it with any kind of bag with a traditional print. That way, you still add ethnicity to your look.
Let’s hope this lockdown gets over soon because I can’t wait to experiment with these styles and step out in them. Whose look do you like the most? Let me know in the comments below.
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