4 months ago | BY Ruhi Baweja

​‘Cuz it’s Independence Day

This year, we’re choosing to channel our patriotism via our beloved tri-colour and kick it up a notch with unholy pairings.

You had a dream you wore chinos with your saffron kurta? It’s time to make it reality.
1Shop: Svanik, Mustard Yellow Solid Knee Length Kurta, ₹750; Svanik, Orange Solid Kurta,₹490; Even, Solid Red Nehru Jacket, ₹840; Alvin Kelly, Orange Solid Nehru Jacket, ₹2899

Trainers with ethnic wear, Kolapuris with cuffed joggers and flip flops when you feel like taking it easy- why the eff not!?2Shop: Puma, Duplex Evo Orange Sneakers, ₹3600; Superdry, Cork Colour Pop Orange Flip Flops, ₹1493; Mochi, Orange Slippers, ₹1890

Hey what if you wore your formal shirt with a dhoti? Or your kurta with ankle length trousers? It’s all about hit and try ‘cuz (thankfully,) the fashion police is not real. 3Shop: U.S. Polo Assn., White Solid Slim Fit Mandarin T-Shirt, ₹1045; Highlander, White Printed Slim Fit Casual Shirt, ₹600; Even, Beige Cotton Kurta, ₹504; See Designs, Solid White Kurta, ₹760

How do you think chinos + trainers became a trend? It’s ‘cuz we had the freedom to think it up.5Shop: Ennoble, Blue Solid Slim Fit Chinos, ₹900; Jack & Jones, Blue Solid Regular Fit Chinos, ₹1750

Or on the flip side, taking inspiration and pairing Nehru Jackets with trainers.4Shop: The Design Factory, Solid Blue Casual Jacket, ₹2999; The Design Factory, Solid Blue Casual Jacket, ₹2999

When your inner Jitender is just dying to be let out; and lets be honest these shower slippers are not just for the shower. 6Shop: Nike, Kawa Shower White Slippers, ₹1595; Vans, Chima Ferguson White Sneakers, ₹4800; Diesel, Dz1405 White/White Analog Watch, ₹6495; Levi’s, White Canvas Belt, ₹700

Trying to pull off tone on tone with a green kurta and chinos? We’re all for breaking rules but just make sure you pick the correct tones. 7Shop: Fabindia, Green Solid Kurta, ₹1374; I Know, Solid Green Kurta, ₹680; Blackberrys, Green Solid Skinny Fit Chinos, ₹1995; Moda Rapido, Green Solid Slim Fit Chinos, ₹1530

A fun clapback to people who question your fashion choices- All you need is emotionless eyes and a wide grin-  slowly nod as they pick apart (and try to make you feel bad about) your parrot green shoes.
8Shop: Tommy Hilfiger, Green Leather Belt, ₹2113; Esprit, Green Chronograph Watch, ₹7596; Jack & Jones, Spider Green Sneakers, ₹880; Roadster, ₹700

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