The thing with following trends is that you become part of a larger herd. So, how do you stand out? How do you make your own style statement that will make people remember how you styled yourself? We say return to the maang tikkas, haath phools and bangles, but not in the way you are probably imagining.

We show you how to style your western outfits with Indian ornaments that will surely get you noticed. So, while the rest of the world is styling their ghagras and sarees with ornaments, go ahead and style your western outfits with little ethnic accessories that will show just how sassy you are!
Statement necklaces/earrings
 

Statement necklaces/earrings

Team a simple, monochromatic dress with statement earrings or a heavy necklace. Keep the dress low-key as you don’t want it to clash with the jewellery. Kundan or meenakari pieces work very well with a strapless gown or halter and sweetheart necklines.

Bangles galore
 

Bangles galore

Team as many bangles as you like with a monochromatic dress or even a simple white tee and jeans look. Choose from oxidised, thread, glass or ghungroo-laden bangles that will instantly lift your spirits as well as your outfit.

Maang tikka
 

Maang tikka

You have been living under a rock if you still think a maang tikka is just for the bride. You can totally rock a maang tikka with a simple cocktail gown. Just remember that the focus of your look is the accessory, so keep the rest of the look simple and clean.

Haath phool
 

Haath phool

For the rock-ethnic (yes, we just invented the genre) look, wear a haath phool with your jeans and t-shirt look. Whether you go for an elaborate or dainty haath phool, be assured that it will invite appreciative looks from everyone!

Anklets
 

Anklets

The humble anklets have always been around; we always wear them with flats or flip-flops for a relaxed, boho look. But, did you know that you can just as well wear anklets with stilettoes? Picture this: ankle length jeans, sky-high stilettoes and anklets! Pretty as punch, right? The next time you’re going out with your girlfriends, try out this look and tell us how many compliments you got!

Nose ring
 

Nose ring

You can always add a quirky nose ring to your outfit. Or, if you are the experimental kind, and reading this, you could probably try a septum ring. These are tiny rings that are worn on the little partition of your nostrils. They add a charming note to any outfit and help you ace the music-festival, indie-rock look.

Golden belt
 

Golden belt

Long worn as a bridal accessory over a saree to cinch your waist and make you look curvy, this is a versatile piece that can add oomph to any outfit. Make sure the rest of your outfit does not overpower the golden circle around your waist!