Traditional with a Twist
It is that time of the year again, the festive shenanigans have begun. Does this mean you have to shroud yourself in the clichéd maroon and gold accented sherwanis to look your traditional best? Absolutely not! Keeping the season’s philosophy in mind twist the rules of traditional dressing and give it a new dimension.
Team long kurthas in solid colors with self-prints and printed straight cut pants in contrasting colors. You can choose silk, cotton mixed with polyester or crape silk fabrics to achieve this look. Accessorize this look with a long jacket or a plain stole casually wrapped around your neck. Wear open or closed footwear depending on the social setting.
Invest in a good pair of printed readymade dhothi. This saves you from draping them yourself. Team this with a closed collared medium sized full sleeve jacket if it is for a big occasion or a with a kurtha inspired shirt in a more casual setting. Accessorize both these looks with either printed or plain turbans. Enhance the whole affair by adding a velvet fabric touch to your ensemble.
Lungi is the new “IT” this season. Gift yourself a nice plain or plaid silk lungi and team this with either a long shirt or a short kurtha. A long shawl and Kolhapur sandals as accessories, you will be the new poster boy for the north meets south propaganda.
If the dhothis, the lungis and the kurthas are not your ideal deal then team a buttoned up vest with a pair of well fitted Jodhpurs. Wear a full sleeves low colored shirt inside to complete this east meets west look. Accessorize with closed footwear for a formal finish to this look.
Good pair of fitted Jodhpurs, a pair of long and short jacket a vest and a couple of bottom wears is all you will need. Use these as the building blocks to create a medley of looks without ever looking drab, boring or like a cliché.
Article By: Smrithi Rao
I love taking photographs, chai, furry animals and fashion without fur. Work as a Computer Science Engineer so clearly with no frills. From being vintage-obsessed to finding the Future chic. I’m here to rescue you from making any fashion faux pas.
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