style Indian wear to college

#CollegeGirl: How To Make Your Indian Wear Look *Fun*!

Smarika Kraye

Guest Contributor

Love wearing Indian but stumped about how to style it to college without giving off the aunty vibe? Just check out these ideas on how to style <NO BORING!> Indian wear to college, and you will thank your stars that you clicked on this Popxo link! ;)

1. Go for statement bangles on a simple kurta


style Indian wear to college




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A pair of statement bangles or bracelets, even on just a simple kurta can make all the difference. Like these gold-coloured bangles against this black kurta, which add oodles of style and class to your Indian look immediately!

2. A white salwar kameez... and flowers in your hair!


This is the easiest-peasiest thing to do and will up your style quotient by a gazillion points, I swear! The plain white canvas of your ethnic salwar kameez is not only relaxed and easy for wearing to college, but they will also make the blast of floral colour in your hair stand out like nothing else! Don’t be afraid of looking too festive when you wear a floral crown...your simple white kurta set will balance out your look perfectly! Not OTT and definitely NOT boring!

Also read: 6 Mistakes To NEVER Make While Buying Everyday Indian Wear!

3. Try a simple printed sari with sneakers


style Indian wear to college




Image: FDCI on Instagram

Add some jazz to the traditional silhouette of the sari by wearing it light and casual! You can ditch the petticoat, and replace it with a shorter skirt- as shown in the Shweta Kapur fab ensemble here. Seal the deal with a pair of comfy cool sneakers and look super chill! You go, babe!

4. Style your kurta as a dress


style Indian wear to college

Image: Alia Bhatt on Instagram

Yup, that’s a thing now! Check out how Alia rocks this trend and looks fab in this Hemant and Nandita outfit! Style your kurta with the right accessories and transform it into a chic summer dress! And that’s how you don your kurta to college to look effortlessly cool and stylish. Need some inspiration? Worry not, for we’ve curated a bunch of kurtas you can style as a dress just for that, here, as well! Take your pick!

Also read: #CollegeGirl: 9 Adorable Outfit Ideas To Steal From Alia Bhatt!



5. Ditch the bling, but pick solid bright colours


When styling Indian wear for college, it is always a good idea to ditch clothes, accessories and shoes with extra glitter and bling - you don’t wanna look like you’re going to a shaadi, do you? Oh no! Instead, pick solid coloured kurtas, kameezs, or saris which will help add some sophistication and some serious style! (Think coral! Or bright pink! Or even a neon green!) Of course, there’s no harm in trying prints as well- but you need to be rather careful with them as they can easily look frumpy. The safest bet? Go for fab solid colours and do some colour blocking while you’re at it!


6. Wear a fringed jacket over your kurta dress


style Indian wear to college

Image: Deepika Padukone on Instagram

Once you’ve got that kurta dress on, take inspiration from Deepika here and don a longline cover-up - maybe one with fringes, yes? - to look awesomely free-spirited. Who thought Indian could be reinterpreted this way? Styling and re-thinking old silhouettes to create new looks really works wonders, doesn’t it? Throw in a pair of brogues to complete the look!




Also read: #CollegeGirl: Fab Styling Ideas From Our FAV Bollywood Stars!

7. And lastly, wear it with the right attitude!


style Indian wear to college

Image: Nargis Fakhri on Instagram

Yup, don’t leave your attitude at home when you step out to go to college looking all fantabulous in your Indian wear! That’s the most most important styling item you’ve got in your bag girl! - your own very personal, special and unique style and attitude! And that’s what always keeps you interesting! Take cues from Ms. Fakhri here.
Published on Apr 22, 2016
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