It’s either the traditional Indian wear or the chic western wear, where’s the fun in alternating between these obvious choices? The fashionistas around have taken a cue from the global scene and are pepping things up with a sartorial mash up of the ethnic and western styles. And the best bit of news is that the fusion style makes fashion accessible and economical. All you need is to get creative with your wardrobe. Here are some tips to get started!
» Gone are the days when belts were used only with jeans/pants. Belt up your saree and lehenga to give the old drape a trendy makeover. Top designers like Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Anita Dongra and Syamal-Bhumika are all fans of this accessory that flatters the feminine figure.
» Peplum tops are obviously trending. Team it with a simple saree, dhoti pants or palazzo for a chic office look or stylish party wear.
» Lehenga is undoubtedly a must-have in your traditional wardrobe. To give this heavy piece of clothing a contemporary twist, you can try pairing it with crop tops, shirts, t-shirts and capes.
» Style divas have pulled off the denim shirt-saree look with elan. But not to worry if that’s unpalatable for you. You can still put that most versatile of garments – denims – to good use by pairing it up with kurtis and lehengas. Take a cue from Alia Bhat who flatters in her oft-seen maxi dress-denim shirt look.
» An aesthetically paired cropped pants and kurta is one of the easiest indo-western fusion wear you can put together. Slitted wear, anarkali, assymetrical kurta – almost anything will look chic with cropped pants.
» Pant saree or dhoti saree has been trending on the fashion scene for some time now. Churidar pants, leggings, or even your trouser pants can be used to try this look.
» If your jumpsuit has stopped looking exciting, just drape an ethnic print duppatta around it. Off-shoulder salwar jump suits seem to be catching up too.