Ever wondered how you’d successfully sport an Indo-Aussie fusion look that is effortlessly chic? Come a day like Independence Day, it’s your perfect chance to try a new look!
I’m sure that sometimes, you wait eagerly for that weekend soiree to dress up in a gorgeous suit or swish around in an exquisite sari. Don’t we all love an occasion to flaunt our splendid Indian wardrobe and jewellery to match!
The key to a great fusion outfit is to blend the Indian piece seamlessly; trying too hard or adding too many pieces will only ruin the look. So how do you do it? Here are four easy pointers to get the look right.
1. Indian prints
Indian prints are so distinct and charming that you would create an instant winner with delicate paisley printed pants or a bandhani (tie and dye) skirt. The rest of your outfit can then be fairly plain with a neutral coloured flowing top and paired with a smart tote bag. One could safely say that printed ‘kurtis’ paired with jeans is almost the uniform for contemporary urban Indian women; this one’s a no-brainer fusion look for sure! Quirk it up by pairing the kurti top with coordinated coloured denim.
When we think of Independence Day, the colours that come to mind straight away are saffron, white and green. Can you actually team these up to create that look dedicated to patriotism? Ok, it’s not as outrageous as it sounds. One way to do it elegantly is to just wear a white or beige shirt with jeans, and throw in a subdued green scarf and a lovely ‘banjara’ mirror-work orange bag. Wear your fancy wedges or sandals and finish this look in style with a pretty set of silver and oxidised metal bangles.
That brings us to the next and perhaps one of the most important elements of an Indian look, jewellery. Statement necklaces are such a rage right now and you’ll be surprised how easy these are to work into a shirt ‘n’ jeans look, or even with a pretty evening dress. Indian jewellery is so versatile be it kundan, delicate gold and silver, or pearls. You can instantly glam up an outfit with pretty stone earrings, intricate bracelets or tantalising anklets.
If you are not able to identify your style in any of the above, I’m sure this one will have you nodding your head and smiling, because it can’t get simpler than this. Yet I promise these accessories can’t be underestimated at all! I’m talking about scarves with Indian prints and colours; just adding this one piece to an outfit will instantly make your fusion look complete, irrespective of whether it’s silk, wool or chiffon. The other easy accessory is an exclusive Indian clutch with embellishments, perfect arm candy, you will agree! And last but not the least is footwear – attractive Indian sandals, mojris or kolhapuri chappals all work magic in an Indian fusion look.
So go out there with confidence, sporting a fusion outfit to your Independence Day gathering and leave your friends spellbound by your super-stylish look!
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