A good dress- some nice jewellery- a statement bag- high heels and the right shade of lipstick- being impeccably styled is tedious art. How often do you look at your closet and feel blank even when there’s a lot of fabulous stuff placed in there? Buying the best of brands and designer labels is one thing and putting all of it together is altogether a different task. Creating the right look is a stylist’s job, but thankfully we all women possess that skill, hidden somewhere in our creatively wired brains. Mix-and-match, choose the right elements and create an ensemble that does justice to you and to each and every thing present in your wardrobe.
“One Outfit, Many Looks”
Live by this mantra and you’ll always step out looking different each time, even while you repeat that black georgette party saree or your everyday white cotton kurti. To give a push to your style experiments, we have compiled 10 gorgeous looks that will keep you at par with what’s trending this season.
Pepped Up & Light: Cotton Outfits
Under the sweltering heat, cotton suits and kurtis will be your modish saviours. For those long summery days pick cotton outfits, loose and breathable silhouettes. Choose bright tones and lively prints. Pep-up your comfort fashion look with light tassel earrings or a thread necklace. Pompom or tassel slippers will give you a head-to-toe spirited feel, ready to conquer the day with full energy!
The Game of Highlights: Contrasting Details
Working around with outfit highlights can be tricky- your accessories should complement the highlighting details of your outfit without taking over its charm. For example, if your saree has pink tassels, then you can wear pink coloured beaded jewellery or similar tasselled ones and match your footwear with it. As an alternative, a pink statement bag can be picked while playing low key with the other add-ons. Just take care to avoid too much of highlight repetition else you might just ruin the charm of its exclusivity!
The Grown Up Little Girl: Net & Tulles
This look will surely strike a chord with most of you, for every woman is a little girl at heart. Take yourself back to those carefree childhood days, when you wore those light net frocks and tulle skirts. While frocks may not be your thing today, you can adapt that feel with net sarees and net or tulle lehenga cholis. Choose delicate stone jewellery, like a pair of chandelier diamond earrings to go with those dreamy looking outfits. Sum it up with a pair of Cinderella heels and step out to relive your childhood moments!
The Same Tribe- Twinning Tales
Play dress-up with your mom, sister or bestie- double up your gorgeousness by twinning your outfits. You need not duplicate every little detail; some discrepancy can make your twinning tale more interesting, especially for weddings. So while one of you may choose a lehenga choli, the one other can opt for an Anarkali suit with the same fabric. For the rest of the ensemble details- copy and double up!
Contemporary Indian: Fusion Ensembles
It’s a delight to be in sync with present day trends while holding on to your roots. For a contemporary Indian look, you can pick a half-and-half saree, dhoti suit, jacket suit, or any other fusion ensemble. To complement the modern vibe of your outfit, you can either team it up with quirky or chunky jewellery or stick to the idea of minimalism. For this look, it is best to avoid traditional metallic and pearl ornaments.
The Sassy Diva: Denim Kurtis & Tunics
Denim is not limited to your jeans anymore- you can wear the fabric as a tunic or an ethnic kurti dress. Denim kurtis are the talk of the town this season. A treat for fashion mavens and bliss for comfort seekers, these light denim dresses look best when worn with a pair of sneakers and colourful loop earrings. Level up your casual chic look with a snazzy sling bag or a waist pouch.
The Bohemian Chic: Easy, Breezy and Colourful Silhouettes
The feel-at-ease vibe, colourful and free-spirited, you can carry the Boho-chic look for any informal occasion. To get this look, you can work around with printed tunics, trendy palazzo suits, jacket suits- even a contemporary sari. All you need is some Bohemian jewellery and some off-beat casual add-ons, like printed scarves, cowboy boots, bead detailed slippers and colourful hair accessories. Make an exclusive combination and be open-minded, for that’s what the Bohemian look is all about!
Frilly Delights: Ruffled Sarees
Frilly details can instantly uplift your look- especially for parties where you’re not keen on wearing heavy Indian outfits. Plain or printed ruffle sarees are attention getters- be ready to get noticed! To style such chirpy outfits, use one or two statement add-ons, like long tasselled earrings and a classy clutch bag. Complete your party look with winged eyeliner and bold lipstick!
The Ultimate Desi Look: Traditional Sarees & Suits
If you think being traditional to the ‘T’ is passe, you need to update your trend alerts! Every diva in Bollywood these days has been sporting the ‘total desi’ look so enthusiastically. Silk sarees, sharara suits, metallic ethnic jewellery, hair buns, bangles- they’re all a part of the present day glam world. So go ahead and flaunt that old Banarasi sari lying around in your closet since a decade, get your family necklace polished- it’s time to show off your treasure!
The Dressy Lady: Pakistani Suits
Loose bottom palazzo and sharara suits– with lace edges and embroidered prettiness are one of the most loved outfits of the season. Pakistani suits look dressy and appeal best when accessorized with heavy earrings. Jhumkis, chand balis or statement danglers- pick your favourite and sum up the look with chunky block heels.
These outfit ideas are not exhaustive; you can do much more with your collection. Yet these 10 looks will guide you through this season, adding on to your wardrobe score.