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SLAYING DESI

4 months ago | BY Ruhi Baweja

An ethnic makeover of our fav trends

We’ve been loving so many trends this past season, we didn’t even realize when they snuck up on our ethnic wardrobe! From the Bardot to metallics to refurbished classics- we can’t get enough! 

If you’re the kinda gal who likes mixing it up with ethnic feels every now and then, you need to see these desi babies that are killing the #TrendAlert2017 game! 

We know Ms. Bardot left us with an undying trend, but we saw it blow up this past year- so why not incorporate it in our ethnic wear? Whether it’s the classic ruffle Bardot, or a deconstructed one-shoulder Bardot- you’ll definitely have people double take.1Shop: Aks Brown Solid Kurta, ₹630; Aks Green Printed Kurta, ₹630

You know when you’re feeling lazy, but it’s imperative that you look your #GlamBest? Go for the cold shoulder for some effortless glam, it’ll make your plain cotton suit also look LIT. 2Shop: Sassafras Aqua Blue Solid Anarkali, ₹825; Sassafras Black Printed Anarkali, ₹825

Something about the ethnic vibe that makes an already romantic trend feel that much more romantic and feminine; a tiered kurta dress is perfect for a first date and the tiered suit perfect to meet the parents! Don’t miss the pompom detailing! 3Shop: Sassafras Navy Blue Solid Kurta, ₹1799; Aks Orange Golden Print Tiered Anarkali, ₹1020

For my risqué desi girl, who’s not afraid to show a little skin where necessary- go for the waist-down slit for some extra zest. 4Shop: Biba Black Solid Cotton Kurta, ₹1150; Desi Weaves Red Printed Cape Kurta, ₹1890

The allowance ethnic wear gives for layering makes way for playing around with prints- whether it’s just your kurta and palazzo’s with dual prints or a full skirt set with a kurta and gilet- print on print is always a sure shot way of leveling up your outfit. 5Shop: Varanga Grey Printed Palazzo Kurta Set, ₹1752; Rain & Rainbow Navy Blue Printed Palazzo Kameez Dupatta With Lining, ₹4895

Let’s be honest- is your wardrobe really complete without a plain black kurta though? Whether it’s sheer or embellished, black looks good on errbady. There are infinite ways to style it but if you’re having a lazy day you can always fall back on the classic #AllBlackErrthing 

9Shop: Only You Black Embroidered Kurta, ₹1540; W Black Embellished Acrylic Kurta, ₹1265

Speaking of layering- we all know that one girl who feels naked without stacking up with a gilet (or kimono, shrug). It gives your outfit depth, texture and makes your thumkas a little more noticeable! 10Shop: Akkriti By Pantaloons Turquoise Printed Shrug, ₹600; W Navy Blue Embellished Cotton Gilet, ₹1265

Sometimes all you need is one statement element to turn up a basic outfit- statement sleeves is the pick of the season RN. 6Shop: Sangria Round Neck Full Sleeves Indigo Top With Pink Thread Detailing,₹1699

Asymmetrical hems, too, can lend your ensemble a certain grace, paired with structured accessories and bags- it makes for a perfect street style look.7Shop: Sangria Round Neck Sleeveless Embroidered Anarkali With Cape, ₹2999; W Brown Textured Acrylic Kurta, ₹1815

Who’da thunk our fav silk would help us out with one of the bigger western trends? Metallics are the perfect substitute for your neutrals to set off stark colors! 8Shop: Shree Beige Solid Kurta, ₹899; Shree Mustard Yellow Solid Regular Fit Coloured Pants, ₹799

The cropped, flared bottoms aren’t restricted to just your denim. Your regular cotton printed ‘pyjamas’ under a long kurta doesn’t just look on-trend AF, but it’s also quite the breezy ‘fit. 12Shop: Sangria Off White Detailing Flared Palazzo With Side Pockets, ₹1299; W Blue Solid Regular Fit Palazzo, ₹935

Thinking of breezy, wrap-around dresses have got to be the #1 no-fuss outfit in our closets. They’re easy, they’re comfortable, they cinch that waist, look flattering- what else do you need!? 11Shop: Faballey Indya Wrap-Around Maxi Tunic – Tree, ₹1600

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