Wondering why some of Deepika Padukone’s recent ethnic looks have been causing all the buzz in the fashion community? They are just regular Indian pieces styled with one quirky detail added to them. From belted sarees to faux blouse sleeves, check out her recent offbeat looks!
Deepika’s insistence on creating unconventional ethnic looks got us thinking, how are some of the ways we can upgrade out desi collection without burning a hole in our pockets! After much discussion and careful consideration, we have curated a list of fashion hacks that will instantly upgrade your old Indian outfits. For instance, imagine adding a gathered sleeve to your old suit and an embroidered belt to your old suit and achieving the same effect as Deepika’s Anamika Khanna look. All it takes to achieve this feat is a quick trip to your trusted old Marsterji!
From lace overlays to tasselled dupattas, here are 7 simple ways you can revamp your old ethnic wardrobe.
The uber-trendy dhoti pants are going places. And luckily, a saree has just the amount of material to stitch one! Grab your old brocade number for a heavy stitch or convert a silk saree into a drapey sleek dhoti pant, you're spoilt for choices here!
Go Bohemian and pair your cool dhoti pants with this pleated flared top from Vajor, available for Rs 1,635. Buy it here
There are so many things you can do with your old kurtas and one way to enhance them up is by adding lace details to the bottom. Add a strip to the bottom hem to elongate it, alter the sleeve hems or create a complete lace overlay to go over your solid numbers
Add details to your sleeves with this dainty border, available for Rs 600. Buy it here
Flared trousers and palazzos have been at their peak this year. Fashionistas don't seem to be letting go of this trend anytime soon. Revamp your traditional ensembles by replacing the churidars or salwars with flared palazzos. Make sure to get them stitched to match the colour palette and pattern of your kurtas.
Pair your solid stitched palazzo with this chic shibori kurta, available for Rs 4,600. Buy it here
Old dupattas come in handy in so many ways. But rather than slicing it into pieces to create different looks, just rush them to the tailor and add fun details to it. For starters, tassels and embellishments can be a chic add-on to give them more texture and body.
Add some pearl embellishments to your dupattas with these bead strings, available for Rs 925. Buy it here
A good way to add body to your old ensembles is to skip the dupatta and put on a layer of an ethnic jacket over them. Just grab your old long kurtas and put them under the needle to slice open and create a front-open jacket.
Pair your custom ethnic jackets with this gorgeous kurta with pants set, available for Rs 1,999. Buy it here
Even the popular off shoulder trend can be incorporated into your ethnic wardrobe. Sadly your solid cholis will have to go under the knife for this! Ask your local tailor to alter the sleeves on the blouse to get the off-shoulder look. It's so much more exciting and stylish than a regular stitch!
Switch things up and pair your off shoulder choli with this ethnic skirt, available for Rs 2,999. Buy it here
Have a bunch of fabric lying around from your last stitch? Add them to the sleeves of your suit to create bell sleeves. This modification will instantly change the look of your simple kurtis and anarkalis.