The average Indian woman has two sets of apparels – the ethnic set and the western set. And often, the challenge lies in not being able to match the two. For instance, you know that your t-shirt goes well with jeans, but if you pair it with a beautifully printed stole, you’ve just added one more look to the collection without spending an extra buck. And that’s how fusion wear makes all the difference.
You could be a fashion diva who’s constantly experimenting with new styles. You could be a busy corporate machine who needs to pull off smart, yet sophisticated ensembles from the wardrobe in a few minutes. Or you could just be a regular girl looking to work wonders with your wardrobe. And we’ve got one word for you – Fusion Wear. Here are four interesting and easy ways to mix-and-match your ethnic and western wear. So, let’s begin.
- The Patiala Pyjamas
These aren’t just any average pajamas and it sure wasn’t meant to be paired with kurtis alone. In fact, Patiala pajamas work great with most western tops. A razor-cut top, a graphic-heavy t-shirt, or even a shirt – a Patiala pajama can be worn with these. It’s great for when you need to step out for a lazy, casual occasion. It’s easy and very comfortable.
- Crop Tops
Crop tops have always been a little tricky to deal with. Most often, we just shy away from wearing something that’s a few inches above the waist. So how do you pull it off without feeling very conscious? The best way – substitute it for your saree blouse. From Sonam Kapoor to Alia Bhatt, fashionistas across the sub-continent have been spotted wearing a crop top with their saree. It’s edgy, smart, and skilfully bridges
ethnic and western wear.
- Long Skirts
The next time you have a party or a high-brow event, don’t head out shopping. The best ensemble is right there in your closet. Choose a dazzling lehenga with exquisite border-work or a long, skirt with traditional motifs. Team it with a crisp white shirt, a silk kurta, or a crop top. And that’s all you need to stand out from the crowd.
- Coats & Shrugs
Don’t wait for the summers to end to get your jackets out. Whether it’s a cute peacoat, a blazer, or a shrug; get these out of your closet for an evening out. Pair it with a fancy stole or a sleeveless kurti and you’re good to go. Lace shrugs, in fact, are a great addition to ethnic wear.