Sunday, October 26, 2014

How to do Indo-western flawlessly!

When you are running short of time during festive or wedding season, you don't necessarily need to pick up any outfit just for the sake of it. You can create an indo-western outfit which would look just as chic as any of those designer humdrums your cousins would be wearing. When all of a sudden, it was decided that we need to wear traditional outfits for our last day of the office before Diwali and I had all heavy anarkalis and sarees which I could not carry off during a hectic bridal shoot which was scheduled for the last day, this happened:  

{Dress - Koovs, Leggings - Sakshi Grover, Necklace - Jewellery shop from my hometown, Shoes - Christian Louboutin}

I paired a midi length black dress with a peach colored leggings from an anarkali and topped it off with a heavy kundan necklace. The dress had a beautiful silhouette with high neck and quarter sleeves on the bodice and a draped skirt both attached on the waist leaving a tasteful gap which showed some skin and saved the look from being too stuffy. I maintained the chic look of the whole ensemble by going with straight hair and I think it all turned out quite nice, what do you think?

If you decide to try this out, keep a few pointers in mind:
- Choose a dress with an appropriate length which can pass for a kurta
- No prints unless it's paisley or some other Indian motif
- Choose subtle colors like nudes, peaches, black, creams, etc which are mostly used in Indianwear
- If you want to go for colors, go for jewel tones like emerald, rich purple, etc.
- Accessorize with Indian jewellery and don't be afraid to pile them on, just don't go too much overboard.

If you try this technique, do share a picture on Twitter or Instagram tagging me!

xoxo,
Stay Chic!