Wardrobe Essentials For The Indian Diva

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Smart Shopping for Indian Wear:

Invest in Separates that can be paired together. For example, embellished kurtis and tunics work well because you can pair them with Patiala pants and churidars with a dupatta for an Indian look or with trousers for a more western look.

Mix and Match:

Buy a set of neutral basics that you can mix and match – Blouses, churidars, dupattas, Patiala pants. And don’t be afraid to mix and match the sets that you already own.

You can vary your look by wearing contrast colours at one occasion and monochrome on another.

Opt for Classic Styles:

When investing in designer outfits, opt for classic styles rather than a current fad. The basic idea of this is to look at the outfit 10 years later and feel like it’s still in fashion.

Neutral and Perennial colours work better than seasonal favourites. Many young brides today opt for red and derivative colours of red. Gold is also an evergreen favourite in the fashion industry.

Classic silhouettes such as an Anarkali or a lehenga will serve you longer, although you can always buy a trendy look and deconstruct the parts to use them later.

Sarees will never go out of fashion. Whether it is printed or embroidered, you can always reuse a saree with a new blouse.

Pay attention to Detail:

Check the cut, finishing and the fabric quality before making your purchase. Make sure the garment is finished well and that it will last. In fact, this should be one of the first things that you should do while curating the selections for your wardrobe.

Go Traditional:

Traditions of India will always be in style. Techniques and fabrics such as chikankari, banarasi silks, kanjeevarams and bandhani are coveted by women of every generation.

These are family heirlooms that are gifted through generations. Today, designers are digging up traditional fabrics and using them in sarees, Anarkali and lehenga with a modern twist.

Plain White Kurti:

Plain white kurtis will always be in style and can be paired with anything and everything. It can be paired with shorts and a belt to give an extra bling look or even with ripped denim to create an entirely new look. A white kurti as a dress is perfect for the summer. You can also add a kimono for a pop of colour.

Neutral Accessories:

Invest in sturdy, comfortable gold and silver wedges that you can pair with anything. Whether you’re wearing a light churidar or a heavy lehenga, these will carry you through the night.

The everyday ‘what to wear’ problem desperately calls in for the need of a solution. So this is our take on capsule wardrobe essentials that can be mixed and matched to maximise the number of outfits for every occasion without storming the shops.



Source by Munira Gheewala

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