There comes a time in every Indian woman’s life when she gets inclined towards Indian wear. Maybe it’s just the change in taste, or maybe you want to have some great outfits for family occasions where you’re expected to wear Indian dresses, the reason could be any, but the confusion around the subject of building an Indian wardrobe is great.
How can you build an Indian wardrobe without spending too much money on it? How can you buy timeless pieces that will stay in fashion even after ten years or so? How can you purchase the essentials of the Indian wardrobe without getting confused over what to buy?
Here are some tips to help!
Designing basic Indian wardrobe
Grab some embellished kurtis
The reason why you need some embellished kurtis is that kurtis are a very versatile piece of attire that you can tone up and tone down to fit several occasions. You can completely change the look by changing the bottoms. Moreover, with one kurti, you can have so many outfits.
For example, you can team up a kurti with a salwar for a Punjabi college look and then the same kurti can be teamed up with a lehenga for a festive look. You can wear that kurti with pants and rock the ethnic day at the office with a perfectly styled ethnic cum formal look. There’s so much you can do with just one kurti!
So, grab a couple of kurtis with moderate embellishments and in a neutral color to have it work with multiple outfits.
2. Grab a pair of basic trousers
Obviously, you need some basic bottoms to team with your kurtis. Think of these bottoms – palazzos, long skirts, pants, leggings, churidars and Patiala salwar. These are the most popular bottoms that go with Indian wear, and I would suggest that you have at least three of these. Grab leggings in basic neutral shades like black, white and nude ones. That’s how you can build up your Indian wardrobe.
3. Sarees are timeless
We talked about having some timeless pieces that will never go out of fashion. You can keep these products for a long time and still wear them like you just bought them for these never go old. There are so many classic variants of sarees like banarasi self-weaving work sarees, bhagalpuri silk sarees and typically printed sarees that will never go out of style. You should have a couple of these in your wardrobe, and then you can change the blouse designs to turn these classic sarees into new outfits every time you wear them.
4. Focus on details
While building an Indian wardrobe, you must remember to pick dresses that would last for years. How can you make last? First of all, grab high-quality fabrics. Don’t run behind the less cost, rather pick dresses from a well-established brand, like Brijraj, and rest assured that these fabrics will last for over a decade. Then choose designs that are classic rather than new trending ones. For example, a straight suit and Anarkali suit are two classic pieces that will never go out of style. Resham and zari embroidery is another example of such timeless design details. Patiala salwar and churidars are another ones.
5. Pick basic golden and silver footwear
Golden and silver pumps are a must that can go with every Indian outfit. So, grab some of these so that you can totally complete your Indian wardrobe and have a perfect Indian look whenever you desire.
6. Grab some jewelry
Now, the jewelry should basically be some jhumkis. They always go well with Indian wear. You can also go for some chaand baalis. Have jewelery that has an Indian tone to it. Once you have these, you can also pick a couple of traditional necklaces and bangles.
There you go! That’s how you can build an Indian wardrobe with minimum investment, and that would last you over a decade. Do comment below with what you think!