Wondering if all your pretty kurtas, sarees, dhoti pants will go on the back burner of your wardrobe during the winter months? Not anymore! If you’re confused about styling your beautiful kurtas with western winter wear, we’re here to help! Here are 10 tricks on how to style winter wear with Indian outfits and look hot!
1. Trench Coat
A classic trench coat paired with your six-yard saree is a winter and Indian wear combination you can’t skip. The combination will not just keep you warm but even give your saree a mini makeover! The trench coat is a great winter wear investment because you can wear it with almost anything, it really is so versatile and easy to style.
If you’re confused about what shoes to wear with you wear desi ensembles, we’re telling you, bring out those boots. Yes! They look amazing when paired the right way. Opt for ankle length boots with heels, they’ll look great with dhoti-salwars, palazzos and even sarees.POPxo Recommends: Fringe Heeled Boots(Rs 2,195)
3. Wear a sweater as a blouse
Attending a winter wedding? Don’t freeze in the cold. Just put on your favourite cardigan or sweater as a blouse. Yes, it’s comfortable, glam and totally makes a statement-worthy look. Contrast it with the colour of your saree and layer it with lots of jewellery to make it dressy. It’s such a great way to stay warm and stylish!POPxo Recommends: Wine Coloured Sweater (Rs 749)
4. Woollen leggings with dhoti pants
Love dhoti pants but your legs will freeze in the chill? Just slip into the comfiest woollen leggings you own and wear your dhoti pants over them. In case you don’t want the leggings to be seen at the bottom, fold them up or cut them to wear with your dhotis. You can do this for salwars as well.POPxo Recommends: Woollen Leggings (Rs 399)
5. A leather jacket
Image: Rhea Kapoor on InstagramIf there’s a lesson in doing edgy Indian wear, you’ve got to learn it from Sonam Kapoor. Add a biker leather jacket to your dressy, heavily embroidered traditional ensemble. It will not steal focus from your outfit but will bring some swag to your whole look!
Shawls today are no longer the boring, monotone ones our mothers used to wear. They’re available in a spectrum of colours, with embroidery, shine and lot of sequins too. Pick one that goes well with your suit and use it instead of wearing a dupatta. You can also use it as a second pallu with a saree.POPxo Recommends: Blue Printed Shawl (Rs 2,245)
7. Drape your saree pallu as a scarf
Image: Mini Mathur on InstagramThis is just one of the cheat tricks you can try to feel warm and cozy, without having to lose out on style even a bit. Take the pallu of your saree and wrap it around your neck to cover it up and drape it like a scarf. It’s also a great way to amp up your saree game and stand out from the crowd.POPxo Recommends: Black Chanderi Saree (Rs 2,899)
8. Swap those churidaars with your kurtas and anarkalis
Ditch those churidaars and palazzos pants and opt for warmer options instead. Wear warm, straight-fit pants in teri-wool or corduroy or even merino-wool. These fabrics are light, flexible and will look great when you pair it with your kurtas.POPxo Recommends: Bhagalpuri Pants (Rs 1,799)
9. Jacket style anarkalis and lehengas
Image: Deepika Padukone on InstagramA beautiful, long bandhgala jacket with an anarkali or lehenga is such a stylish look and a great way to beat the winter chill. Add a rich velvet or a thick silk jacket over your festive, dressy anarkali to make it look more haute! This is a really easy way to accentuate your desi style and take it up a notch!
Yes, instead of wearing a top or a kurti with your palazzos, layer it with a cardigan instead. You can opt for a high neck sweater or even furry cropped sweaters to give it a twist. Skip the kurti and wear this with your Indian wear lowers instead! Another great idea is to slip on a warm cape over your kurtis and sarees. Remember Sonam Kapoor at Cannes? It really can bring a high-fashion vibe to your look.POPxo Recommends: Slouchy Midi Cardigan (Rs 2,295)Which one are you going to try first?