When we talk about Indian fashion we usually imagine traditional wear with sarees, dupattas, kurti, and other beautiful items. Yet modern fashion isn’t limited to that! If you look at Bollywood stars you’ll notice that there’s a huge mixing trend going on. Western style of clothing that is so popular all over the world, including India, gets merged with elegant Indian garments, creating a beautiful new style that is both hip and sophisticated. And not only that, new fashion trends call for experiments, bold fashion statements, and unique colour combinations. Here are 9 fashion tips every Indian girl should follow.
Mix with denim
If you follow Sonam Kapoor, you know that the latest trend is merging traditional Indian wear with denim. It’s comfy, modern, and edgy in a very sophisticated way. If you’re tired of wearing saree everywhere or want to wear one, but in a more comfortable way, try wearing half saree with a pair of jeans. If a Bollywood diva can pull it off, you can do it, too! It’s all the rage in the fashion world right now.
Pair your kurti with a skirt
You’ve probably never thought of wearing your kurti with something other than salwaar and churidra, but rest assured kurti looks just as great with a bold printed skirt. You can also go for a plain kurti and skirt, pairing it with a gorgeous printed shawl. Throw in some must-have Indian-style accessories, and you’re good to go!
Go for a fabric jacket
Leather jackets are last century fashion! Now it’s time to rock some of those gorgeous fabric jackets that come in all shapes, colors, and styles. Boho jackets, ethnic jackets, jackets with beautiful embroidery and jackets with crazy prints… there’s so much to try! Of course, denim jackets are among the coolest and they’re making a huge comeback as we speak. If you like to wear bold jackets, make sure the rest of your outfit isn’t too gaudy. Keep it simple!
Wear dhoti pants
If you’re looking for a truly modern Desi look, then look no further! Go to the nearest shop and grab yourself a few pairs of stylish dhoti pants because they’re hitting the fashion world big right now. From hip college girls to Bollywood divas and house wives – everyone is trying out the new style! You can wear them with various tops or tees, pairing with comfy sneakers or elegant shoes. You can style them anyway you want!
Wrap your dupatta in a different way
There’s hardly an Indian girl out there that doesn’t wear a dupatta. It’s gorgeous, comfy, and can be combined with either Indian or Western style clothing. But now it’s time to experiment with this gorgeous garment! Try wrapping it in a different way and make sure it looks good with your attire. If you have prints and statement pieces then it’s best to go for a plain dupatta. If you’re wearing simple designs, then you can go all the way with an over-the-top dupatta that will tie the whole look together.
Wear your kurti as a jacket
Yes, kurtis are becoming more versatile and flexible as to what you can pair them with. If you happen to own a kurti with an open front, it can easily become a type of jacket! Wear your favourite denims, a simple top, and that gorgeous kurti of yours. It will look fresh, unusual, but totally Indian!
Up your saree game
If you can’t imagine your life without a saree but feel you need to somehow up your game in this department, and then go for the new printed sarees that have all kinds of designs from playful florals to stripes and circles. You can also opt for an elegant plain-coloured saree to keep your look low-key. Add some beautiful accessories to create a more Bollywood-esque look. Oh, and don’t forget to wear a crop top instead of saree blouse!
Try a waist belt
Belts are among those accessories that just never go out of trend. Now it’s time to get back to high waisted belts. You can pair them with anything now! Dresses, sarees, kurtis… wear them any way you want as long as you remember the golden rule – choose an ornamented belt if your look is casual or basic, go for a simple belt if your look incorporates prints. Leather belts look really good with boho outfits.
Accessorise with Jhumkas
When we talk about accessories, Jhumkas are widely underestimated. They might have drifted away for a while, but now they’re back with more designs than ever. It’s a must have for any Desi look! Indian fashion has ignored these gorgeous Jhumkas for quite some time, but now they’re making a comeback. Make sure you try the cool-looking tribal designs!