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Indian clothing at its best| Chikankari and Brocade

Summer is here and I couldn’t be more thrilled to shrug some spring/summer transitions in my wardrobe. What gets me the most excited about this whole summer-winter transition is the fact that I’ll be able to dress up in some ethnic wear without having to layer even a little. Perfect, isn’t it?

Summers for me, in general, are all about getting myself into some breathable, flowy silhouettes. I truly enjoy pulling off a carefree summer look, where you don’t want it to seem like you’ve tried too hard, or even tried at all and this where “Indian suits” come into play.

They’re dressy, they’re easily workable, you can accessorise appropriately and take any simple look a level up, you can experiment with fabrics, necklines, length and what not.

For today’s blog, I am styling two solely ethnic looks , that you can totally look forward to if you have a wedding in the family/ a housewarming party/ any event where you want to look prim and proper and go all Indian.

For Look-1, I came across this gorgeous chikankari, Ivory white anarkali that literally ticked all the boxes, and was precisely what I was looking for. It’s lightweight, comfortable, as well as elegant. The hemline with the gotta patti patches is to die for. It’s usually these tiny details that make/break a look and here this detail is outshining everything else for me.

This chikan Anarkali is a blend of magnificent, regal, traditional and stunning all-over details and to top it all up this sky blue dupatta adds the right amount of colour and grace to this look as a whole.

To accessorise, I am wearing these silver baubles that compliment the gotta patti work on the dupatta and the hemline.

Also, can we please take a moment and appreciate this neckpiece, isn’t the motif in the centre amazeballs? And the entire coin detailing Ah!B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L. Simply LOVE IT.

Neckpiece: 925silverjpr (Instagram), Dupatta: Free-living store, Kurta: Gulabo Jaipur, Footwear: Fizzy Goblet, Earrings & Hand Accessories: Janpath

Another thing, that I really love about this look are these bangles, I bought them recently from Janpath and oh boy, aren’t they stunning. I am sucker for such statement pieces- they instantly elevate your fashion game up a notch. Everybody should have a few of these statement jewellery pieces in their wardrobe, it’s a must. Let me know if you’d like me to write an entire blog post on how and where I shop my jewelry from- I’d love to pen it down for you guys.

Moving on, I have finished off this look with these amazing juttis, I am fan of the neon thread work it has and you’ll definitely see me wearing these a lot many times this season. That’s all for look -1.

Ahead, for Look-2, The moment I set my eyes on this floor length anarkali suit, I was taken back, I was in Loveeeee! The fabric,, the colour, the gold foil detailing , the flattering neckline- everything about this piece was so much on point that I couldn’t help but fall in love with it. I teamed up this brilliant ensemble with a red brocade dupatta. Brocade has been a part of Indian traditional clothing since centuries and yet is one of the most revived fabrics of all times. It has been worked and reworked upon in so many ways by generations of weavers and designers that even today it looks every bit updated. I love incorporating different fabrics in my Ethnic wardrobe and I have to admit, brocade is my most favourite one to play dress up with.

Anarkali: BIBA, Kohlapuri: Paharganj, Bag: Edgability, Earrings: Voylla

Additionally, The white and red combo is royal and sophisticated, it never goes out of fashion. Remember Deepika, pulling off a similar look while making heads turn, in one of her appearances after her grand wedding at lake como. Btw, are you over that mystical wedding ? Cause I definitely am not.

This look, helps you vision how you can merge two completely different pieces in the same fabric and look smashing.

For accessories, I have ditched my silver jewelry this time and gone for the gold ones in stead. When selecting your jewelry- it is very important to keep in mind that it should blend with your outfit , it shouldn’t be something completely out of the box. Here, I’m wearing these earrings that add slight ornamental touch to the entire look. I am also wearing these bangles that are not mine but my mom’s. Totally in awe of the way this entire ensemble looks on me. For footwear, I haven’t opted for anything too glamorous, just these basic kohlapuris, you can definitely wear your heels and make this look a little more dressy.

That’s it for this blog. Putting together these Indian looks was so much fun. As always, don’t forget to tell me how do you like these looks in the comments below.

Until next time- LOTS OF LOVE!

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