Mix Your Desi & Western Wear Like A Pro - We Show You How!
One trend that is a total fave this festive season is fusion wear! It is a total saviour, specially when you are stuck in a fashion rut and need a touch of that ‘extra something’ in your simple outfits. From ethnic palazzos to gorgeous long skirts, there are endless options available to choose from. So we decided to jump in, to tell you our secrets on how to nail the fusion wear trend like a boss! Do tell us which one you loved the most!
1. Mixing And Matching Like A Boss
‘I don’t really wear Indian but I wanted to sport ethnic during my recent trip to Udaipur. Since I don't own a salwar or a churidar, I paired this printed kurti with a pair of culottes and colorful juttis. I didn’t wear any accessory since I wanted the kurti to do all the talking!’ - Gopika EM, Senior Social Media Manager
2. Desi Patakha
‘I just love this kurti shirt from Global Desi. It’s my go-to option when I feel too lazy to decide what to wear. I mostly wear Indo-western clothes and so I paired my favorite shirt with the most comfy shorts I own. I think this outfit is just a perfect balance of fusion and funk.’ - Shivani Srivastava, Trending Writer
3. For The Love Of Monochrome
‘I have a large number of white shirts and tops - I could probably go for two weeks in a row without repeating a top. But the thing is, while skinnies are the easiest option when it comes to pairing them up, they’re not the comfiest thing to wear day in and day out. Which is why my patialas come in super-handy! Black and white is a classic combination, and I finished up with silver jewellery and pointy-toed flats. I don’t think this looks too bad, do you?’ - Pradipta Sarkar, Managing Editor
4. Formal, But Indian
‘I bought this beautiful ethnic skirt from a local store in Lucknow. It is so versatile that I have worn it as a lehenga, with a crop top and as well as with kurtas. Here, I paired it up with a formal white button down shirt and accessorized it with junk jewellery and totally loved the look. It’s one of my favourites now.’ - Apoorva Gupta, Editorial Coordinator
5. Indigo Loving
‘I bought this semi-dhoti skirt from Fabindia and it has become my all time favourite! I have paired it with a black lace crop top but on casual days I simply wear it with a black t-shirt and it still looks pretty great! The best part about it is that it shows off all the right curves of my body and has a slit in the back (which you can’t see in this photo) that gives it that ‘oomph’ factor as well!’ - Isheeta Sharma, Lifestyle Writer
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6. Mirror Work + Cold-Shoulder *Awestruck*
‘Combining my love for mirror work and cold shoulder tops, I decided to wear this customized outfit for Diwali! Fusion outfits for me mean loads of glam, without having to wear really heavy clothes. And the plus point? I can wear this top again as a saree blouse, or pair the skirt with a simple kurta to work!’ - Dakshee Haryani, Social Media Manager
7. Basics Be The Best
‘I don’t really experiment with Indian wear too much but I really like wearing my kurtas and kurtis with ripped jeans! It’s so comfortable and looks nice for pretty much any occasion!’ - Prerna Chauhan, Trending Writer
8. Summer Dress For The Win
‘I paired my blue and white printed cotton summer dress with my mum's blue silk dupatta. To complete the look, I wore a pink bindi. This is the first time ever I tried the fusion look and totally loved it! I’m definitely going to do it more often.’ - Bhavya Badola, Community Manager
9. Jack(et) Of All Trades… *Literally*!
‘I bought this jacket from Biba, and I simply love it. It’s all kinds of cool and it’s multipurpose. I like to pair it with jeans, dresses and trousers for a smart fusion look. It gives my regular tee and jeans look a simple yet stylish lift and works well with solid colours as well as prints.’ - Manika Parasher, Lifestyle Writer & Copy Editor
10. We *Love* Kurtas And Palazzos
‘I didn't know what to wear for Diwali so I paired an old kurti with white palazzos and wore my mom's silver earrings with it. This mix and match ended up being a hit!’ - Shivani Chatterjee, Social Media Coordinator
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11. The (Gorgeous) Lady In Black
‘I got so occupied with visiting friends and family for Diwali that I couldn't find time to go and shop for my Diwali outfit. That's when my mom showed me her dupatta and suggested pairing it with something. So I teamed it up with a black crop top, black palazzos and gold jewellery. Black and gold has always worked for me and I ended up getting so many compliments!’ - Akanksha Sharad, Social Media Coordinator
12. Simple, But The Best!
‘I love pairing colourful palazzos with simple, solid tops to make for a comfy look, and this look is no different. It’s perfect for a casual day out, with just the right amount of colour to brighten up a dull top.’ - Sanya Jain, Beauty Writer & Copy Editor
Published on Nov 4, 2016