Ethnic And Casual: Fashion Elements That Double Up As Both
Admit it, a 20 something lady never really runs out of her casual wear. A sneak peek into her closet and you would be looking at pairs of denim of every possible colour and piles of sheer tops! But eventually, she's in a fix when it comes to a traditional occasion because she's out of ethnic wear. The Brunette Diaries brings you a list of those go-to fashion elements which double up as both, ethnic and casual! Make sure you buy these during your next shopping trip and easily switch between ethnic wear and casual wear.
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Always keep a heavily embellished or a phulkari dupatta in your wardrobe. Apart from the known uses of the dupatta, which have been quite the same since time unknown, there are various other ways to use that seldom used dupatta to spice up your look! Team it with a pretty dress or use it with the regular jeans and top and you're sure to make heads turn!
Okay, the maang teeka or the mathapatti, which is the heavier form of a maang teeka, spread throughout the hairline, is not restricted to only marriage ceremonies! These gorgeous pieces of jewelry are forgotten after the occasion is over. Use that rarely-worn maang teeka as a statement accessory with an elegant, flowy maxi dress. Keep the rest of the look simple and let your accessory speak.
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So you've worn that pretty lehenga at your cousin's wedding? Don't know how to wear it more often? Team up the skirt of the lehenga with a sexy, crop top in a solid colour and ethnic jootis, the next time you go on a dinner date! Thank us later!
That thing may be quite tiny but do not underestimate the power of a bindi. Have you ever noticed how a bindi completely changes your look and gives you a more feminine appeal! Put on a matching bindi with a maxi dress or even a spaghetti top and see the difference! Be sure of wearing the correct size, though.
An elegant saree can do wonders instantly! Revamp your look by draping your saree in a trendy and non-ethnic way. You could also look for old sarees and get a trendy dress stitched using them! Don't hesitate to experiment.
Use your monotone A-line kurti in more ways than one. Wear your kurti like a dress and tie a narrow belt around the waist to make it a little more fitted. You could also tuck it inside a pair of bold hot pants, adding an oomph factor to your look. Long kurtis also complement palazzos of a contrasting colour really well. Chic yet comfortable!
Leave out the kameez from your suit and wear the salwar like a trouser with an A-line long kurti. This will make you look poised and smart, instead of traditional. However, ensure that you bring together complementing colours.
Keep these pointers in mind during your next shopping endeavour and stop fretting about maintaining two sets of clothes: ethnic and casual. Whether you wanna look like a desi diva or a videsi fashionista; just pull out any piece from your closet and you're good to go!