As Indians we celebrate a lot of festivals every year. Other than festivals, functions, pujas and weddings are a huge part of our life. While it’s super happening and fun to be a part of all these festivities, dressing up plays an important part. These are perfect occasions to wear Indian clothing which are ethnic or indo-western fusion wear. Even though we have many options to select from, many of us don’t have the time. If we do manage to find some time and go shopping, all the good stuff is already taken by everybody else. Most of the time we don’t have enough time to get an outfit made from scratch. This is when having a versatile ethnic wear wardrobe comes in handy.
We do have a collection of ethnic wear that includes sarees, kurtas, salwar-sets, lehengas and so. But often these are matched sets that only go with that one particular outfit. So the only times you get to use the whole outfit is when you are wearing it all together. That’s why it’s important to use ethnic wear that’s not too specific or exclusive to put together some really nice looking outfits. This will come in handy during the festive season and will give you some great festive ethnic looks. All you have to do is be mindful while you are shopping for ethnic wear. While it’s amazing to have exclusive clothing, all of your ethnic wear outfits don’t have to be like that. Styling your ethnic wear accordingly will give you a lot more options to choose from!
Fashion Styling is what sets apart a garment from a complete look. While styling ethnic wear you will also be thinking about the accessories, jewellery, and makeup that you would want to pair with that outfit. When you have a complete look together the garment will end up looking totally different. You can style one garment in many different ways and achieve amazing results every single time. Knowing colour combinations, style tips & draping will help you to make the most of what you already own. Now that we have told you all about owning a versatile wardrobe, let’s look at all the things that will help you in achieving that!
Dupatta always seems to be an ethnic accessory. They can be worn with salwar suits, anarkali’s, lehengas and even sarees. A well designed, unique dupatta can bring together a whole ethnic wear outfit. Statement dupattas are the best things when it comes to festive dressing. A colour-rich banarasi dupatta, flowy pastel organza dupatta, silk kalamkari dupatta are some of the examples that can be given. There is a lot of variety available and in different luxurious fabrics. If you have a monotone or solid kurta and pants, throw in a grand and exquisite dupatta to elevate the whole outfit. Even though your base outfit is simple, that dupatta will steal all the attention. Styling it right is what matters the most. Add a pair of jhumkas or maybe even a choker and you are good to go!
An all-white flowy anarkali is one of the most loved ethnic wear outfits out there. We often spot many Bollywood and Tollywood celebrities wearing this for their airport looks or casual gatherings at home. These white Anarkalis are super versatile and will stand out in a sea of heavy ethnic wear. It’s classy and can be styled with different types of easy breezy chiffon and georgette dupattas. One can never go wrong with white and that’s why you should be owning one. Pearl jewellery, antique gold and silver jewellery, oxidised metal jewellery, quirky thread jewellery and almost all different kinds of accessories pair really well with a white anarkali. You could pair white anarkali with contrast bottoms in bright colours of pink, orange, yellow and much more. To make it more appealing, you could style it with half jackets and achkans that will transform the whole look of this outfit. You can wear this to different kinds of events ranging from occasional festivities, office parties and celebrations.
Antique Gold Kurta Set
A simple, plain, solid antique gold kurta set speaks of elegance and class. This can be styled in different ways with different design elements. To make it more festive, try to find these in silks, silk blend fabrics or raw silk. These kinds of fabrics will give extra sheen and add to the whole look. Now a gold kurta set can be paired with a variety of silk dupattas in the colours of maroon, black, bottle-green, magenta, rust orange and dark blue. Of course you can pair these up with other colours too, depending on what works for you and what doesn’t! As the outfit is minimal, go the extra mile with your jewellery styling. Look for statement earrings or neckwear that will define your final look and set it apart.
A Variety of Bottom
We have a lot of variety in ethnic wear bottoms, ranging from straight pants, ghararas , skirts, salwar, churidars and what not! Owning one in each variety will be of great help while styling some ethnic wear looks. You can source these in the shades of black, gold, white and beige as they seem to work with most of the colours in your wardrobe. When you have a variety of footwear, you’ll have one less thing to worry about in your festive wardrobe.
These are some styling tips that we have tried and tested over the festive season. They have never failed us and we are passing these tips onto you! Fashion styling courses will help you see all the different possibilities of working with a garment. To learn a lot more about fashion styling, enroll with Hamstech fashion styling courses. You will find a lot more information about this course on the Hamstech official website! Happy Styling!