Bored of wearing the same old ethnic styles this festive season? Want to stand out in the festive crowd? Well, we all have our personal favourites in our wardrobe consisting of both ethnic and western pieces but what if we mix both of them up and create something super stylish? Not only will it break free of the everyday monotony but also get you impressed glances wherever you go. This season, we inspire you to ‘Rethink Ethnic’ like our style queen Kangana Ranaut & give a fashionable contemporary twist to your traditional ensembles.
Kurtis and kurtas aren’t always meant to be paired up with leggings or patialas or salwars. Try your hand at some fusion fashion by wearing a kurti with a pair of denim shorts. Stack up on all those bangles and finish the boho look with an anklet & a pair of ‘Kolhapuris’, and you are all ready to set high style standards at your college. You can also pair your kurtas with staple denims and not so staple brogues. Finish it off with a leather backpack for the desi-rock chic combo.
Ditch the ubiquitous kurta and team up a patiala with a comfy T-shirt or bring out a printed patiala with a mono colour basic tee and see what wonders it can do. Accessorized with embroidered chappals & beaded necklaces, it is perfect for an impromptu late night drive to the ice cream parlour. Palazzos have emerged to be not only style-scorers, but one of the most comfortable inmates of our closets too. Dhoti pants or palazzos, paired up with a knotted oversized tee is a quirky take on the ethnic bottom and completed with a pair of ‘jootis’ and a boho neckpiece it is sure to sail you through the long tedious hours of flea market shopping.
Not your regular blouses
Instead of going for the ‘traditional ‘blouse with a saree’ look for the upcoming wedding season, why don’t you try something new? It’s high time for you to try out something unconventional and stand out in the crowd. All you have to do is pair up that gorgeous chiffon saree with a bling-y crop top which will serve the purpose of a blouse very efficiently. For a daytime occasion you can choose a mono coloured cotton saree with a printed floral or even a denim crop top. You can also experiment by replacing the blouse with crisp shirts, boxy tees or kurtis. This style route will not only save you from those hard times when you want to wear your mothers saree but fall short of a decent blouse to go with it, but also take you quite a few notches higher on the style scale.
Twirl with a twist
Ethnic printed skirts when teamed up with colourful tank tops look beautifully chic & trendy. You can either go for the midi length or long ones and more the flare the better it is. Hand block prints like bagru, kalamkari, batik and ajrakh make the cut for the skirts. To accessorise the look better you can use scarves and stoles – be it printed or solid coloured – along with chunky jewellery and boho bags too. You can even pair up flared long skirts with long tunics, maxi tees with side slits or anarkali kurtas for a gorgeous & festive look, complete with traditional jewellery & kohl-rimmed eyes.
These wonderful fusion of ethnic and western fashion deserves to be flaunted at least once by each of you pretty women. Don’t be scared to mix & match – if you are confident & comfortable in it, it is already a winner of an outfit! So, follow Kangana’s lead, rethink ethnic, step out and be the star!