The thing about Indian festivals and their festive trends is the fact that they make you want to go all desi girl, deck up for the evening, and then eventually make you keep the fragments of your outfit like the patiala pants, salwaar or the leggings at the back of your wardrobe, until you’ve arrived at shaadi season. But does it really have to be that way, is what I wonder? There are little-little things about all of our outfits that we repeat, and we re-style them based on the look we’re aiming to go for. Then why not re-use these eclectic pieces that come from exotic origins like India (and Arabia) as well, right?
Today I’ve picked out two pairs of bottoms, one harrem and another patiala salwaar to show you how you can pick one neutral, in between everyday and formal look, and a dash of desi-ness with the help of these almost long lost pieces of your wardrobe. Both of the pants I’m sporting in the looks below are from this fabulous new brand that I discovered online, GoColors, which specialises in great fits and comfortable fabrics. From the adjustable waist sizes that come with little buttons (so all my girlfriends can borrow these from me) to the fact that they’re both super light weight and easy to iron out, these bottoms are convenient substitutes to denims; which let’s face it, get pretty clingy and annoying in this humid weather. Plus, I wore the harrem pants a little above the usual ankle length of them, so as to give them a more cropped look, which is so in vogue right now.
Keeping in mind that I was aiming for a look that’s essentially a minimally fusion one, I chose a casual T-shirt, layered with a sleeveless trench-coat. I truly believe that the culmination of these three pieces helps keep the look well balanced, and I can definitely go from casual, dressy to formal in this, depending on the makeup and hairstyle with the look. Anyone who reads my blog often enough knows that I love to experiment, and playing with colours could definitely qualify as my favourite hobby. Keeping these factors in mind, I think it’s safe to say that the result of this shoot and the look in general pleased me. To me, each look represents the melange of western cuts, modern silhouettes that are marrying in with a dash of the Indian vibe – and which girl wouldn’t like a taste of that?
T-shirt: Bangkok market (unbranded) / Trench-coat: Forever 21 / Earrings: Bohemian (also seen here) / Harrems and Patialas: GoColors / Heels: (With the black harrems) Intoto & (With the red patialas) Bangkok market (unbranded)