Ethnic wear has always lured me towards it time and again, from the summery colorful kurta & patiala to boho chic long skirts , from the oh-so-hyped anarkali to the sarees in rich vibrant colors. They bring a fresh change to the usual western wear dressing. In my attempt to become a desi belle, it’s imperative for me to know what’s in my wardrobe. The eternal question comes back again is how do I create a basic wardrobe for ethnic wear.
But before I brief you on wardrobe staples for ethnic wear fashion , these tiny little monstrous questions might be jumping in your head. So read on…
Why – Because it’s a fresh twist from the same old fashion
When – Wear it to Work | Evening out | Festivals | Weddings
How – That I will show you now & how – Tadaaaa:)
The prime ingredient of any ethnic wear fashion fix starts with purchase of colorful Kurta. The first buy has to be white, cream, black & maroon Kurta. Then you can keep adding different colors & styles. Always prefer solid colors to prints as it gives you more permutations to style. My favorite shopping place to buy different kurta would be Cottons, FabIndia & Anokhi for the solid colors. Quirky prints can be tried at Biba & Global Desi.
I remember how in my childhood days, we would get Churidar stitched from tailors – yes, all of you might have worn those shabby, loose from the knees or maybe extremely uncomfortable & tight fitted churidars. Since the time knit fabric came into picture life became easier for all. Leggings are a boon & savior from all of the tailoring hassles. Grab them in all the colors possible colors.
They have so much room, I can breathe well and I can move however I want to… What more do I want? They are an alternative option to leggings.
A colorful dupatta increases the style quotient of any salwar suit. You can always mix and match lot of these dupatta. You could take your pick from heavily embroidered Phulkari or Kutchi work dupatta, a Bandhani or a leheriya , chanderi silk or even an ikat dupatta. Indian textiles gives you a wide array of options to select from.
Long and knee-length ethnic skirts seem to be the flavor of Indian fashion industry now. It’s a middle route for those who don’t want to dress in a western outfit and yet look stylish.
So ladies, rummage through your wardrobes, take inventory, make a purchase list and go shopping.
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