However much we love our trusty denim and skater dresses, we’re still desi belles at heart, who love decking up in traditional wear whenever we get a chance! From a heavy Anarkali to a comfy kurta, there’s a certain effortless elegance that comes with Indian wear. Whether it is for work, a family pooja, a wedding function or just like that, we tell you some essentials your Indian wear wardrobe needs. Pick up these Indian wardrobe essentials, and you’ll be ready to take on this festive season in style!
Bright kurtas in light fabrics and fun prints are a quintessential staple for your ethnic wear closet. Pair them with jeans, leggings or patialas to stay comfortably cool on a hot day. An easy kurta will bail you out every time on those days when you feel like you have absolutely nothing to wear.
POPxo Loves: Global Desi Asymmetrical Kurta Price: Rs. 1099.
Replace those annoyingly stitched churidars that are loose around the knees but too tight at the ankles with a comfy pair of leggings. Aside from the basic black and white pairs, get them in different colours to mix and match with pretty tunics and kurtas. They really are a boon for your Western as well as your Indian wardrobe, and are comfortable enough to live in!
POPxo Loves: Shree Red Leggings on Myntra Price: Rs. 499.
No traditional wardrobe can ever be complete without the classic Anarkali! We love anarkalis for their super-slimming ability, flattering fit and the power they have to make us feel oh-so-pretty - which makes them an ideal go-to for a Diwali party or a wedding function or a dressy desi dinner.
POPxo Loves: Lapis Blue Anarkali with Mughal Motifs Price: Rs. 3099.
A beautiful, well-fitted sari blouse with gorgeous embellishments or sheer details is important to have as it can be a saving grace when you borrow a sari from your mom, aunt or friend. Get the blouses in colours like black, gold or cream to pair with just about anything. It will save you the last-minute scramble when you need to attend an important event!
POPxo Loves: Ayinat by Tanya O’Connor Silver Gota Sari Blouse Price: Rs. 2799.
After you have carefully put together your outfit, the bag that you pair with it can either make or break your look! An over-sized envelope clutch is not going to cut it when you go desi - you need a vibrant jhola to pair with your casual kurta, and an evening clutch (that can be blingy, minimalistic or embroidered) to go with a heavy sari or salwar suit.
POPxo Loves: LoveToBag Grey Prosperity Clutch Price: Rs. 799.
Love ethnic prints? Well, this beautiful dupatta with Indian print can be matched with any plain suit. Try it with a plain black suit and it will look absolutely classy! A heavily embroidered or crushed dupatta or a colourful patchwork shawl is perfect to mix and match with outfits, and could be just what you need to add some richness to a simple salwaar or to pair with a sari on a chilly night!
POPxo Loves: Fuchsia Designs Black Cotton Silk Printed Dupatta Price: Rs. 1,999.
This combination of rose gold necklace paired with matching earrings is all that you need for your next traditional attire. The studded stone pattern make it look royal and pretty! Traditional jewellery gives you the right kind of sparkle which you need to complete your look in your Indian best. A stunning Kundan set can complement any desi look. Pair it with a beautiful sari for some undeniable elegance.
POPxo Loves: 18 Karat Gold Plated Kundan ‘Anushri’ Necklace Earrings Set Price: Rs. 1,169.
This oh so pretty red long skirt with graceful ethnic print is really hard to ignore. Be the eye candy by wearing this beautiful skirt. Match it with a cropped blouse to flaunt a beautiful desi look. It is one item in your closet that you can count on to make you feel beautiful always.
POPxo Loves: 9Rasa Solid Pink Skirt Price: Rs. 1,399.
POPxo Loves: Maroon Velvet Jutis Price: Rs. 2,740.
No matter what you wear, from a kurta to a sari to a heavy salwar suit, a stunning pair of jhumkis in silver or gold can be worn to finish off your style with fabulous flair. They’re gorgeous, can dress up any look without being too heavy, and are perfect for making a beautiful statement when you go traditional.
POPxo Loves: Amrapali Silver Enamelled Small Jhumkis Price: Rs. 899.