STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: The Unconventional Traditional


Predominance of diverse cultures in India has inspired designers to blend the traditional with the global. It’s a land of diversities, which is depicted in its clothing designs. I spotted this Fashionista making a strong fashion statement with her ethnic print sheer blouse, traditional bag and footwear. All of it together blends perfectly well looking fashionably ethnic amidst the multicultural surroundings. Ethnic and tribal prints are usually loud and vibrant. But, this sheer blouse has an intricate black and white ethnic print which makes it unique. The colors of the bag are vivid and vibrant, adding spice and spark to the garment. The flat slip-ons are also atypical with appealing colors. What truly makes this look exceptional is the mix of traditional and classic. The black bottoms add the required modern twist to the garment.

All in all, I believe the trend of ethnic designs has created a bizarre in the glamour world which is never ending. Hence, create a head-turning look like this by shopping for ethnic print dresses or bottoms. Printed cotton shorts from ZARA are ideal for the summer. Just team it up with a neutral colored tee and shades. Not everyone likes to experiment with bold ethnic prints. If you’re one of them, infuse ethnicity in your outfit by opting for the right accessories from Forever21. They have a range of ethnic belts, bags, scarves and footwear. If you want to do something off beat and eccentric take inspiration from ancient Warli paintings and do some artwork on your stoles and footwear. Hand painted prints look simple and unique when incorporated the right way.


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