Every girl loves her stash of blingy baubles and our desi wear is never complete without pretty, sparkly jewellery. But traditional Indian jewellery, right from chandbalis to kundan stones to jadau neck pieces, can be tricky to pair with western wear. When done right though, this mix of western styles and opulent ethnic accessories can look stunning! Solet our ever fashionable celebs show you how to pair traditional jewellery with western outfits. Learn a thing or two about styling these like a true diva!
1. A Statement Affair!
Image: Maneka Harisinghani on InstagramAdd a heavy-duty neckpiece to your maxi dress or gown. We guarantee it’ll help you shine and make a serious style statement just like Malaika Arora Khan!
Image: Viral Bhayani When Bebo bares her shoulder and decides to opt for traditional Indian jewellery instead of a dainty piece, you know this trend is catching up. Keep your outfit really simple and add a look-at-me accessory.
3. Some Sparkle For The Ears
Image: Nargis Fakhri on InstagramA rich plum dress with frills and layers is a hero in itself. Pairing it with beautiful chandelier chandbalis gives it a festive feel and look. You can try this look with your favourite LBD too!
4. Layer It Right!
Image: Anushka Sharma on InstagramA collared shirt and a good ol’ kundan ka haar can never go out of vogue. Anushka Sharma pairs her shirt with a lehenga skirt but you can totally switch it up and wear distressed denim instead. This look is the perfect mix of nailing the Indo-western trend right!
5. Jhumka Lagake
Image: Sonam Kapoor on InstagramSonam Kapoor and fashion are flip sides of the same coin. And hence, this diva pairing traditional jewellery with western wear is worth taking note of. Take a cue from the fashionista and add a nice pair of jhumkas to your party dresses, gowns and even off-shoulder tops.
6. Baalis Galore
Image: Sanam Ratansi on InstagramSilver jewellery isn’t very difficult to pair, but mixing heavy-duty earrings like Aditi Rao Hydari’s can be a bit overwhelming for some. So if you plan to try this, put on a front open jacket, or a kaftan to balance the look. A western outfit with a slightly Indian print can also help.
7. Banjara Goes Boho
Image: Shaleena Nathani on InstagramGot a lot of silver jewellery? Wear them as a stack of necklaces with a cute skater dress and add a fringe or even a simple summer blazer to it. This is a beautiful yet really easy combo you can try today!
8. Bling Out The Bangles
Image: Allia Al Rufai on InstagramUnstructured glam is all about adding a little bit of bling to an otherwise plain outfit. Anushka Sharma has accessorized her fiery red dress so well, that despite the jewels being simple, they make a great impact. Add a kada or a few polki bangles to your plain outfit to freshen it up!
9. Mix And Match
Image: Sanjana Batra on InstagramSteal this clever trick from the stunning Shilpa Shetty Kundra. If you’re wearing a bright outfit, make a statement by keeping your jewellery simple but in contrasting metals. Who thought, it could look so chic?!
10. Less Is More… And Beautiful!
Image: Viral Bhayani If there’s anything you can learn from Konkona Sen Sharma and her style, it’s a lesson on subtle elegance. The actress gets it right in this simple mustard dress that’s so Indian in colour, but western in every other way. We love the subtle addition of ethnic earrings and a really thin necklace.
11. Chunky Yet Grand
Image: Dia Mirza on InstagramWe all love chunky, junk jewellery that we hoard every time we go street shopping. Dia Mirza shows you how to wear these pieces without a second thought. Try on a statement neckpiece with a jumpsuit or a pair of culottes and be sure to nail the look. Dressing in earthy colours will definitely be a plus point.
12. Bare And Flare
Image: Sanam Ratansi on InstagramA really big, bold shoulder-grazing pair of danglers with emeralds or any other coloured stone is enough to make any outfit come alive. And that is exactly what Shraddha Kapoor has done in this sheer dress for an unforgettable look.
13. Gear Up For Some Headgear!
Nope, you don’t need to wait for a shaadi to wear a mathapatti. Wear it to your college festival, or even a birthday party without looking OTT. Just pair it with a sexy dress and we assure you, you’ll be grabbing attention for all the right reasons!