If you’re bored of wearing your kurtas, kurtis and sarees the same way...here’s some help! You can totally experiment with your same old Indian wear to give it a new lease of life in a jiffy! Here are 10 ways to mix and match Indian wear in your wardrobe, for a unique desi style every single time.
1. Wear your kurtas as a dress
All those anarkalis with fun, cool prints you love wearing. Ladies, time to ditch the churidaar and wear them as a dress. Casual anarkalis make for great tea-length dresses that you can wear to office, lunch with your friends and even for a movie date!
2. Belt it up well
Image: Ami Patel on InstagramCinch your waist in the best possible way with a statement belt on your shirt kurta or even a regular kurta. It adds a western touch to your Indian wear and will make it look casual and cool.
3. Biker jackets for some swag
Image: Sonam Kapoor on InstagramThrowing on a jacket will add that dash of swag to your Indian wear outfits. Be it a kurta, a saree or even your ethnic skirt. You can add a denim jacket, a leather jacket or a jacket in any other fabric to give a little break to your regular style. Layering is a trick that will always work in making you stand out, ladies. Do try it!
4. Ethnic shrugs and jackets to the rescue
Image: Ami Patel on InstagramAn ethnic jacket can give your Indian wear ensembles a new lease of life. It adds volume, flare and style to the simplest kurtas, anarkalis and even kurti tops. You can pair an ethnic waterfall shrug to add a festive twist to your everyday Indian wear clothes. We love this colourful jacket!
5. Pair your lowers differently
Image: Ami Patel on InstagramPair your Patiala salwars with kurtis, long tops and even peplum tops. Use your churidaars as jeggings and wear them with long slit tops. You can also pair your regular palazzos with formal shirts and crop tops. You can even pair it with a blouse and add a dupatta to make it more festive!
6. Perk up that ethnic skirt!
Image: Sanam Ratansi on InstagramEthnic skirts are really in this season and there are just too many ways to pair them! Wear the same ethnic skirt with different tops. Try it with a long kurta, a fitted crop top, a crisp white shirt or even a bralette if you’re comfortable wearing one. These can really save you a lot of money and we assure you that you will look stunning and edgy, each time you step out wearing any of these. The easiest way to put together a last minute festive look is by pairing a pretty ethnic skirt with a crop top or a saree blouse and a dupatta in a contrasting, bright colour. No one will know you put together your ensemble in under 5 minutes!
7. Kurti with shorts
Remember Alia Bhatt from 2 States? We loved her style and think it’s a really casual, fun way to pair your basic kurta and give it a sexy makeover. Instead of pairing them with just jeans, wear them with your favourite denim shorts, hot pants and even cotton shorts in different colours. In fact, this can be a really cool beach outfit too.
8. Add some character with a dupatta!
Image: Neha Dhupia on InstagramWho said that your dupatta is only to be used with your regular kurtas. Use the dupatta as a stole or scarf with your dresses, skirts and even a formal do. You can also use your old dupattas and make capes out of them to wear with gowns and anarkalis.
9. Make a statement with your accessories
Image: Sophie Choudry On InstagramBling is always the answer to give the same outfit a breath of fresh air. So why not add some statement jewellery to your Indian wear to make it look different, each time you wear it. Instead of your regular jhumkas, mix up your ethnic style game with pretty chandbaalis instead, maybe? Experiment with necklaces, earrings and bracelets to create a new look with the same clothes!
10. Fusion saree
Image: Monisha Jaising on InstagramYep, that’s right. You don’t have to wear your saree as a saree, girls. Pleat it like a skirt or even drape it with your jeans and a jacket. Try a different drape every time you wear the same saree. You can also add an extra stole to it and try the double pallu style. Go on girls, it’s time to experiment!