We know just like most (read all) of us, you stand in front of your wardrobe every morning to choose your outfit for work and wonder what you can do to break out of the monotony of formal clothes. Well, fret no more, as this summer, it’s all about endorsing the ethnic trends and rocking them at work. Nothing is more stylish as well as comfortable as a pair of patiala salwar or a simple floral printed cotton kurta for a long day at work. So let’s turn the tables this season and bring comfort into the office.

Love for length

What can be more freshening than an ethnic outfit after days of wearing formal pants and shirts to office, right? Go for floral printed flared long kurtas and you accessorize them with a thin belt at the waist. You can even go for a plain mono-colored long linen kurta and wrap a vibrant printed scarf around your neck for a fun summer look.  For more adventure, you can even layer a printed maxi kurta with a long shrug or ethnic jacket – maybe try out some print- mixing – and see how stylish a statement you make! Complete the look with a chunky necklace, a classy watch and platform heels and you are all set to hit your targets in style!

Flaunting fusion

Indo fusion is on top of the trend chart this season and what better place to show your style skills (along with your on-point work skills) than your office? Go for block-printed palazzos or cigarette pants and pair them with collared, cuff-sleeved pastel kurtas which has high slits on the sides. You can even switch the lowers for solid colored parallel pants and go for a matching printed or plain tunics. Billowy dhoti pants or Patiala salwars are great for fusion looks,and you can team them up with a tank top and an embroidered shrug for a fun Friday casuals look. Accessorize with jootis and a statement ring and you are going to be a complete head turner at work!

Dose of ‘desi’

Now, when we are trying out ethnic ensembles for work, then why not go the long skirt way? You can definitely go for long colourful flared or wrap around skirts in hand block prints or ethnic prints such as ikkat, kalamkari and pair them up with printed short kurtis or crop tops. You can even go for asymmetrical or high-low kurtas and pair them up with leggings or flared pants. Accessorize with chunky bangles and with those kohl rimmed eyes and a bindi, you are all set to conquer the world in style. You can even style a plain and simple anarkali to office with a pair of wedges and a statement pair of jhumkas to look the ultimate desi diva!

So, this season, give your formal-wear a break, and take the ethnic route to style. Update your wardrobe with trendy pieces from the latest Melange by Lifestyle collection, mix and match to your heart’s content, and rethink ethnic to stand out in the corporate crowd!

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