The month of October seems all packed with festivities, Dussehra, Durga Ashtami, Diwali, Karva Chauth, Bhai Dooj and more. That and the whole wedding season that goes on till February/March! Most of you must have already started looking for traditional outfits as most boutiques get booked way in advance, the good stuff gets sold out and there are a plethora of options to explore which need time, hence planning well in advance is always the right thing to do. With the upcoming festivities, I too have been looking for possible options for myself for the various occasions.
Now suits, saris and lehengas are all the regular options that we always have, and the work gets richer and outfits heavier depending on the occasion we have to wear it to. I love being all decked up and adore all that bling and jazz for rituals and festivals that I am part of back home (read Delhi, with my family), but there are few traditional/social dos that I have to be a part of here in Hyderabad too. These are the kind of occasions which demand ethnic outfits but not the kind we wear at family dos –something lighter and easy-breezy, minus all the sequins and bling. I personally prefer minimalism for such occasions and look for simple outfits with not much work on the fabric so that I can play around with some statement accessories.
I recently got this ‘Corset Kurti-Phulkari Pants’ combo from VesaOnline for one of such do. It’s a ready-made outfit that I got as a combo, though the pieces are available separately as well for sale. It’s a perfect blend of ethnic and modern elements; the kurti has crochet details on a black sheer silhouette while the pants have Phulkari work. This is how I wore it…
As I mentioned earlier, I prefer simpler outfits and I team them up with some statement accessory pieces. Here, I added some statement pieces. The tassel earrings are from Aetee Designs and the pretty statement neck-piece and the edgy yet chic bracelet is fromYoushine.in.
I purposely kept less jewellery on my hands as I didn’t want to clutter the look with too many accessories.
As far as the utility of this outfit is concerned, besides just being worn together, the kurti and the pants can be worn separately as well with other items:
Kurti: The kurti can be teamed with ethnic (maxi) skirts, palazzos, pencil pants made of brocade and so on.
Pants: Basic kurtis, white button-down (long) shirts, crop tops, boxy tops and more work well with them.
Outfit Details – Outfit: VesaOnline; Earrings: AeteeDesigns; Bracelet & Neckpiece: Youshine; Heels: Zara; Clutch: BCBG