Tuesday, April 23, 2013

East meets West

We all have been inspired by our grandmothers at some point in life, so no matter how many trends we follow, how short we go on the LBDs, Indian girls can never get rid of their fusion streak. We all love mixing. Following trends while adding a little bit of Indianness to the outfit can very unique and refreshing at the same time. Western stylish teamed with Indian fabrics and colors is not only innovative and interesting but also flatters the Indian body type and complexion too well.

How to do it your way-

1. The Dupatta(drape)- You could use your dupatta or your mother's old dupatta as a scarf around the neck on a dress or tee to add the Indian touch.

2. Indian fabrics-  Mixing Indian fabric with western designs is the basic key to the Indo-western look. Wear brocade pants instead of churidaars with your kurta/kameez or even a LBD/LWD. See Outfit Here

3. Printed pants/salwars- Bright colorful prints are a trademark of our culture, and so you can't get an Indo-western outfit right without it. A pair of printed pants worn with a tunic would look just right, or a salwar worn with an overized shirt/button down shirt can be uber cool.  

4. Beaded clutches- Clutches and bags with thread work/bead work , Indian motifs are a fabulous way to throw in some ethnicity to the outfit.

5. Jewellery- Bold ethnic pieces, multistring beaded necklaces, Kadas with the intricate Indian work, jhumkis, anklets, statement stone rings are all ways to grabbing eyesballs. You could also wear glass bangles with an outfit for a flashing Indian touch. Ethnic jewellery with a gown, for eg wearing kundan with a silk gown for a cocktail party can be quite a stunner. See Outfit Here

6. Jodhpuris/ mojris- Embroidered mojris can add crucial finishing touches to a western outfit and add can also make a great Indo-western outfit. Wearing mojris with a tunic/maxi or Rajasthani chappals with denim shorts can be a few options. See Outfit Here

7. Embroidered jackets- Jackets with Indian motifs or patch work can look chic for running errands or going for dinner to a fancy place. You could experiment with the length for several occasions. Like a patched/mirror work silk jacket can be a good choice to funk and ethnic touches to a basic white shirt-blue denim combo, cropped brocade jacket over a maxi can look sassy for a dinner date, while a zari jacket over a lehanga can look equally flamboyant.

8. Corsets- When we talk of western designs corsets cannot be missed. Halters, strappy garments and tube necklines  in Indian suits and  blouses/cholis are a hit with designers for the classy brides.
 Go ahead and have a colorful Indian summer:)

Im wearing a poppy top with stone-work long skirt with Gold cuff


  1. Oh my goodness, this is one of my favorite looks on you! So pretty! I love it!

  2. Very nice outfit, inspiring!



  3. this is a cool culture fusion, i wish i had family from somewhere more exotic than the UK haha

    -Tara x


  4. lovely skirt!!

    xoxo, Mich

  5. love the outfit,the post is great.
    wanna follow each other?
    greetings from Kenya

  6. I love your blog name :D and this is a great post...I enjoyed reading it and came to know a lot about indian design...You look great and the indian touch perfected it <3...following you right away via GFC and g+.. do visit us whenever you can



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