Mix and Match: Indian Fusion Wear
Honestly, I don’t buy too many clothes. I have enough clothes to satisfy any human being but I don’t see the point in going overboard. I love my ability to pull the same thing out of my closet over and over again and style it in different ways. Take for example, these pants. You’ve already seen me wearing these before in my post for Anomaly. They’re a beautiful pair and I love wearing these in different ways quite often. I personally love to roll up the bottom of these pants and wear them in a relaxed manner. So instead of pairing them with a cute crop top, I decided to wear them with a kurta this time. Initially pairing something like this seemed like a daunting task to me but now I usually just jump to the thought where I’m convinced that I can definitely work it in some way but I need to work on the EXACT way. Since Phulkari embroidery is my personal favourite, this particular stole was a natural addition to my wardrobe. Over the years I’ve collected a good number of Phulkari duppatas from my numerous visits to Amritsar. This particular form of embroidery finds its origin in Punjab and is well known for the use of bright colours owing to the fact that the designs are a representation of the flowers blossoming over the fertile lands of the state. The bright colours and the beautiful designs add instant ‘happiness’ to any look.
What I loved about the entire look was how the bindi just brought it all together. It’s not just a cosmetic item that enhances beauty. It is of significant importance in Hinduism. It’s the point where creation begins, a symbol of unity. Additionally, it is also said to retain energy and strengthen concentration. It’s a beautiful addition to any outfit and I suggest trying it on a little more often, even with your western wears.
All together, this outfit has a very relaxed feel to it, especially with the tasseled bag from Phive Rivers hanging by my side. Comfort level with any outfit has been of utmost importance to me and hence you would be most likely to find me in flats. As much as I love wearing heels, I get a little uncomfortable form time to time, which is why they usually find their way to the farthest section of my closet.
Take a look at my complete outfit below –
Kurta – Ekmatra (Meherchannd Market, New Delhi)
Phulkari Stole – Punjab Emporium, Delhi
Shoes – Charles & Keith, Dubai
Bag – Phive Rivers (www.phiverivers.com)
Make up – Lancôme
Hair – Alaya Spa + Salon, Saket, Delhi
Earrings – Local jeweller from GK 1 market, Delhi.
Ring – Kathmandu, Nepal