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THE MILLENNIAL ETHNIC TAKEOVER

5 months ago | BY Huma Hazarika Sharma

We call it fusioncore

When it comes to reinventing the ‘ol or anything new, no one does it better than us millennials. In addition to the super viral selfie, we gave you Netflix and chill, among some of the other coolest stuff going around. So, when it came to fusion (a mashup between the traditional+the contemporary), of course we were going to go a step further and come up with the whackiest ways to do it. So, sit back ’n chill while we give you our fun quirky take on the trend.

JUMPSUIT+MAANG TIKA:

Nothing looks cooler at a sangeet than a flirty jumpsuit made to look occasion-appropriate with a blingy maang-tika. You can always go a step further and add some matching statement earrings and your highest heels.

2Shop: Dorothy Perkins Olive Solid Jumpsuit, ₹3293; Sia Golden Alloy Maang Tika/Borla, ₹438

 

CHOLI+HIGH-WAISTED MIDI SKIRT:

Walking into a restaurant in the middle of the day, or even the matinee show at the movies would have you feel awkward AF if you were in head-to-toe ethnic (we know we would). So, we decided to go for a printed cas choli worn with midi skirt in a contrasting print. You can always throw on a  pair of brogues and a sling bag to make the look even cooler.

4Shop: Inddus Red Block Printed Lehenga Choli Set, ₹2940; Sassafras Blue Striped Flared Skirt, ₹1799

 

EMBELLISHED BLOUSE+SAREE:

Nothing is more painful than having to do the runaround and get a blouse especially stitched for your mum’s hand-me-down sarees (yes, we know it’s painful, at least for the lazier ones among us). All you need to do is rummage through your cupboard and come up with your fancies top, and well, wear it as a blouse. Duh.

3Shop: Opt Mustard Yellow Embellished Blouse, ₹1399; Saree Mall Off White Printed Saree, ₹1008

 

LEHENGA+SNEAKERS:

Wearing sneakers with that heavily embellished lehenga has kinda become the norm, and thank God! For there’s nothing we’d put above our comfort, even at our own shaadi. So no matter how dressy your digs might be, a pair of sneakers you must wear always.

1Shop: Triveni Sarees Magenta Embellished Lehenga, ₹18,776; Kook N Keech White Casual Sneakers, ₹950

 

CAS TEE+BLAZER+DHOTI:

A few years ago most men wouldn’t be caught dead in a dhoti, but thankfully things are-a-changing’. We think the traditional dhoti paired with a tee and blazer looks quite something. Don’t you agree?

5Shop: Mast & Harbour Grey Solid Blazer, ₹3000; Roadster Olive Solid Round Neck T-Shirt, ₹250; Tag 7 Navy Blue Solid Dhoti, ₹1200

 

KURTA+BLAZER+HIGH-TOP SNEAKERS:

Nothing looks hotter than a man who can carry off fusion with complete ease – take it from us chicas at The Juice. Especially when the look in question is a kurta (like this asymmetrical one), pyjamas, a blazer and a pair of high-top sneakers. Pretty cool, no?

6Shop: Ennoble Grey Checked Blazer, ₹2795; See Designs Wine Solid Kurta, ₹1375; HRX by Hrithik Roshan Grey Sneakers, ₹1750