Late dawns and foggy mornings make you lazy but the chilly air is a much-awaited respite from the sultry summer days. Despite its beauty, winter could get difficult, especially for those who love embracing traditional outfits.
Be it for weddings or a casual day at work, if you love your kurtas and lehengas, there is no reason not to wear them all year round. Here are five simple ways to stay warm when styling your favourite ethnic outfits:
Have an undying love for traditional kurta sets? All you need to do this winter is layer up to stay warm. Go for flowy silhouettes like an anakarli suit for the cold days. Wear warm thermals inside to keep yourself comfortable even on a chilly winter evening.
Swap regular leggings with contrasting coloured woollen leggings and a heavy shawl. Fabrics like velvet with embellishments will help keep you warm and look incredibly stylish this season.
To add a funky touch to the basic anarkali look, add a floor-length jacket over your suit. It’ll keep you warm and bring a flair to the entire ensemble.
Don’t let seasons dictate what you should or shouldn’t wear. Love wearing a graceful saree on a crisp winter day? No problem. The combination of a saree and a classic trench coat is too good to be passed. A great investment for winter, the trench coat will keep you warm while adding a layer of refined class to your nine yards of elegance. For a pop of colour, play with tints like neon yellow, bright orange, and vibrant pinks while styling your trench coat over the saree.
Contrary to popular belief, sweater blouses are really common and look extremely chic. While it was mostly seen on older people a few decades ago, this trend has returned with a bang. Just replace your blouse with a contrasting cropped sweater and look gorgeous while staying warm! To be a little more comfortable, add a pair of woollen leggings under your saree or lehenga, and voila!
When it comes to styling ethnic wear in winters, it’s all about the fabric. India is home to some of the richest fabrics in the world. Drape a chic black chanderi silk saree in a slightly unconventional way. Use the pallu around your neck as a scarf to up your winter look while staying comfortably warm.
You can also pair classic black heel boots to bring a new layer of swag to your outfit.
Indulge in some leather love this winter season as you spice up your ethnic outfit with the good old leather jacket. Bid goodbye to shawls and sweaters as you infuse fusion to your sarees, skirts or even lehengas this winter. With a variety of leather jackets to choose from, embellished to classic, invest in one that lasts and use it to break the monotony of quintessential favourites.
Pro Tip: Denim jackets look equally cool and complement almost all ethnic outfits just like leather jackets.
Some might seem fun while others might seem farfetched, but these simple ideas are sure to help you brave the cold. Choose your pick and carry yourself with style. After all, fashion is what you want it to be. Shop for the latest collection of winter wear on Shoppers Stop online store and stay on top of the style game this winter. For more on women’s ethnic style, read our blog on Exploring Women’s Casual Ethnic Wear.
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