Hope you are all doing well. Today I’ll be sharing my Ethnic wardrobe essentials for daily wear as part of the wardrobe essentials series. You can read my Western wardrobe essentials here.
Kurtas are one of the most comfortable ethnic wear. They come in different colours, prints and styles. I’d prefer knee length kurtas with 3/4th sleeves in black and white. They can be paired with different colours of bottoms and shawls, enabling us to play with colours.
Leggings are a saviour from the loose, unfitted tailored chudidars. They are comfortable, fitting and saves the tailoring fee for different chudidars. A few solid colours of leggings such as in black, white, red and you are sorted for a long time.
Patialas are a must, especially a white patiala which can be paired with bright coloured tops. These loose patialas are comfortable yet very ethnic. These are summer appropriate as they have so much room to breathe.
Palazzos are so much in fashion. They can be styled with both ethnic and western outfits. Look effortlessly stylish in a pair of palazzos and a kurta.
I strongly feel that a dupatta can either make or break a look. A dupatta with borders or embroidery in different silks increases the style quotient of a look. Look out for different colours and prints of dupatta to mix and match with your kurtas.
6. Ethnic Jackets
Ethnic jackets can be used as an alternative for dupattas. These can be styled effortlessly with a plain colored kurtas and stand out of the crowd. Purchase a printed ethnic jacket and you are good to go.
7. Long Skirts
Long skirts with ethnic prints can give a twist to your ethnic collection. Invest in long skirts block prints and dark colors so that it can be paired with a white or a black top and you are ready to swirl.
An ethnic wear is never complete without accessories, especially jhumkas. They come in different sizes, colours and metals. A golden jhumka with pearls is a timeless ethnic piece.
9. Juttis / Kolhapuris
A pair of juttis or kolhapuris are must haves in your ethnic wardrobe. They are comfortable, airy and are available in different colours and models.
10. Jute Bags
Jute bags are ethnic and eco-friendly. They are popular now and are available in unique patterns and models. They can be paired with all the above ethnic wears and complete your look.