Thanks to the digital dominion, fashion isn’t runway-reserve anymore and pedestrians are donning it as fiercely as industry professionals. Fashion Influencers too have had their play in deeming these out-of-the-ordinary trends, a household regime. Naturally, unconventional fashion has become the new convention and people aren’t afraid to broaden their chique horizons. What a great time to be alive !!!
Now, let’s get to the point. Since festivals and weddings are going to imprint their hallmark upon us, we know you too want to shatter glass-ceilings with your trends, don’t you? But, like the rest, you are overwhelmed with everyone’s recommendations, right.
Don’t worry Darlings (Yes, it was a Harry Styles’s reference, can’t help)
As always, you have arrived at the right place. If you too are tired of donning Salwars, Anarkalis, and sarees in a prosaic manner, we’ve got your back. Trust us, we are not letting your demeanor turn monotonous.
Here are the fashion-forecasts that are going to make you the IT Girl, this time around. Try these style-hacks, be the talk of the town, and click tons of pictures. We’ll take your gratitude later.
Long Shrugs Paired With Ethnic Ensembles
To add a dramatic, yet amped-down discourse to your ethnic outlook, a shrug is your best-bet. Think a heavily embroidered blouse (we’d recommend the one with tassels or danglers at the hem), pair it up with a contrasting bottom, a pant, a skirt, or, even a sari for that matter.
After you are done with the skeletal of the garment, it’s time to accentuate this dreamy facade with breezy silhouettes of the mighty shrug.
Yes, it exemplifies the beauty of any garment, even if it’s a sari. Especially Sari, we would say. Style connoisseurs Katrina Kaif, Sonam Kapoor, Komal Pandey, and Masoom Minawala have all sported this trend, and it’s time for you to weave tales of eccentricity by sporting this look.
We’ll be waiting for your snaps !!!
Sari Paired With Mismatched Blouse
If you still feel matching blouses with the sari in some manner is the only way to proceed, you might not be unlocking this attire to its fullest potential.
Of course, it works fine conventionally, but you know what works even better, something totally unpredictable. This divergent inclination which was once only seen on Actresses and Fashion Critics, is now every second snap once you scroll popular hashtags on Instagram and Twitter.
A forever favorite of the likes of Mouni Roy, Tamannah Bhatia, and of course Komal Pandey, this ensemble announces your presence way before you’ve set foot.
So if you are planning to don a Red Saree, we’d recommend the blouse in the shade of gilded-green, or midnight blue. Print on print is here to stay, and sarees too have on boarded.
Solid Anarkali Suit With Banarasi Silk Dupattas
Dupattas have decided not to be a mere prop of any garment, they demand their own stature, and rightfully so. If there’s anything we've learnt from Komal Pandey, it’s that Dupattas are the show-stopper and if done well, hold the potential of carrying the garment’s grandeur. So how about we pair our Anarkalis with a premium, preferably multi-coloured Banarsi Dupattas.
We’ll have you know that donning two dupattas at the same time is a style aesthetic we did not know we needed. This millennial-manga has been doing the rounds all across social media, and for all the right reasons. If your anarkali, or kurta isn’t heavily embroidered, let your dupattas take the spotlight. Add in trails of junk-jewels, kohl-eyes, and crimson roses on your bun to complete the look.
As seen on Aishwarya Rai, Diya Mirza and Sonali Bendre, the regality of Banarsi Dupattas makes it an instant show-stopper, so get ready to sparkle, like moonlight during luminous darkness.
Kurtas, Trousers With Bandhani Ajrakh Dupatta
While we’re on an unconventional saga, another hack we’ll be disclosing is something of an Indo-Western fusion. Okay, so take a kurta (choose one with micro, but impactful patterns, preferably brocade, peacocks, or florals), pair it with a well-stitched pair of trousers. Now, instead of keeping your dupatta mundane, drench in a Bandhani Print Dupatta.
For one, the Bandhani Ajrakh Dupattas are vibrant in hues, so you are festive ready, instantly. Secondly, the comfort of this fabric is almost orgasmic, so while you run festive errands, light those diyas in the evening, or click pictures while you make that Rangoli, this dupatta swears by to be the only accessory you need to feel festive.
White Shirt And A Banarasi Skirt
Continuing our ride of Indo-Western fusion, here’s a look that Gen-Z is obsessed with. A plain white shirt, tucked inside a Banarsi elongated skirt (preferably high-waist), with junk neckpieces to glide the two aesthetics together. Compose the entire look with a statement earpiece, let your hair open, and tadaa. Your skirt could be Banarsi, could be of any other fabric, but the key here is keeping it regal and desi. We’re talking intricate embroidery people, something that reciprocates with the richness of our culture.
Go for a plain white one like Deepika, if you like it toned down, but like us, if “more is more” is what you preach and practice, let Alia be your instructor.
Paying homage to the mirrors, you could also choose a skirt that features mirror-work, and twirl around. For an elongated disposition, we’d recommend platform heels (only if you’re comfortable, or like us, you could also use heels only to click pictures and then get back in your juttis).
In case your mom does not approve of wearing white, you can always go for a different shade, something vibrant, something bright (or as our mothers like to call it, ‘teekha’ or ‘chatakh’). If you can get a satin-stitched shirt in time, nothing like it. Take cues from Huma Qureshi, Sophie Chaudhary, Raveena Tandon, and Anushka Sharma’s iconic character Alizeh in Ae-Dil-Hai-Mushkil.
We’d recommend kohl-eyes, a statement neck-piece and chand balis in case you decide to ditch necklaces completely.
Also, your white shirt could also become a wide-collared, bell-sleeve crop-tops if you’d like to take looks off the runway, right away.