So you have the perfect outfit in your hand, and you know how to flaunt it, but you just don’t know how to accessorize it right?
That’s okay, we’ve all been there!
Having the right ethnic outfit ready for any occasion can be a delight but being clueless about how to style it can rain on your parade, just the same. This is why, we’ve curated a list of ways you can complement your look!
From Jhumkis to Chandbalis, here’s how you can shine like a superstar with the right ear-wear:
- Balance the bling in your earring with the bling in your outfit: If your outfit is plain, consider wearing heavy earrings (and other jewelry) to jazz it up, and conversely consider going light on the accessories if you’ve got an outfit that’s already peaked the shine quotient.
- Match the materials of your outfit with the material of your earring: This one’s a no-brainer but we’ll say it anyway. If you’re wearing an outfit with a gold border, wear earrings that have some gold tones. The same goes for stones and other details such as pearl earrings, for outfits with pearls and diamonds for you get the gist.
A dupatta has the power to tie your outfit together. What’s more? A Dupatta is quite multi-purpose in nature, which means you can style it with your salwar-kameez set like you normally do or incorporate it into your saree, just like Deepika Padukone’s babe look in Chennai Express. You can even fashion it as a shrug for a chic Indo-western look.
We’ve covered Chandbalis, now it is time to talk about Chokerbalis— and other necklaces women can wear to spice up their ethnic attire.
Worn in tandem, and often matching with, ethnic earrings, necklaces are one of the easiest ways of styling your Desi look.
While necklaces may not always work for casual and office wear or kurtis and blouses that are embellished or have embroidered work, they are a good choice to get a more traditional look when wearing ethnic clothes.
A bindi gives an instant makeover to your look and should be seen as the finishing touch to your face after your makeup. While not every outfit asks for or needs a bindi, they do have the ability to enhance ethnic wear, such as Sarees and Salwar Kameez suits, in most cases.
We suggest picking the right size and color of bindi to tie your look together.
With so many Bollywood songs highlighting this particular accessory’s role in enhancing one’s beauty, it’s understandable why. Bangles make your hands shine and stand out by adding that necessary oomph factor to your whole look and keeping your hands from looking barren.
From the traditional Rajasthani women’s big imposing white bangles to the bejeweled Kundan bangles, India has a long history of experimenting with hand-adorners.
Besides the five accessories that we covered above, there are several other accessories such as the right bag or the right footwear that you can match to your outfit and amp up your ethnic look.
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