20 January, 2019
What is the one thing that you like and dislike about winters? You can tell me your answers in the comments section below. Now, if you ask me, then I like the tranquil winter mornings. The winter mornings are so peaceful that it makes me sleep like a baby. And you have to admit, that your alarm keeps on snoozing until it's just too late for work or college. I could give up anything to get that untroubled sleep everyday literally. Coming to the thing that I dislike the most about winters is that, all our summer outfits, especially the ethnic wear take a backseat. The moment winter sneaks into our lives, our lovely ethnic ensembles are bygones. All my ethnic outfits are washed and carefully kept in the back of the cupboard by my very sweet mother as soon as she senses the dry weather creeping in. I am sure the story is same for all Indian girls out there. This is a complete disappointment for me as I like to keep experimenting with all sorts of outfits. So, this year I asked my mom not to worry about my ethnic clothes and certainly not to keep them at bay. Styling an ethnic wear for winters and keeping yourself warm in the process is not a difficult task at all, if you ask me. You would think that I am lying and it is just not an option. Well, I hate to tell you that you are wrong this time. Last year, I created a post that would tell two different ways to style a saree at a winter wedding. This time I am going to tell you how to style two different outfits from Oxolloxo that will help you rock in winters. Oxolloxo has always come to my rescue whenever I am looking out for the best fashion trends at affordable prices. Be it a summer floral dresses, ethnic ensembles, plus size fashion or even maternity wear, Oxolloxo has got your fashion takes covered. Without much ado, let me take you through the two fusion looks I created with Oxolloxo.
Look 1: Fusion Wear - Styling a Silk Dress
For my first look I have selected a Navy Blue Silk Dress from Oxolloxo. This dress has a bright and bold hue which makes it a perfect pick as a party wear. The silver embroidery over it accentuates the ethnic vibes and take them a notch up. Though, this outfit is suited for summers but I strongly recommend that you don’t put this on the backseat for winters. Why? Well, the outfit is made up of Polyester. Now, it is a known fact that polyester helps in keeping you warm during winters. Knowing the material of your apparel will definitely help you in choosing the outfits that can suit and survive the weather. I know that some of you might not concur to this and would still cross your brows over how a silk kurti is able to survive the harsh and cold winds. Well you are somewhat right. I have to give you that credit for sure. The best part about this kurta is its bold colour and the boat neckline which enables you to wear thermals inside your kurta to keep you warm throughout without giving up on your style game.
Once you are ready with your outfit, you move onto the next step which is accessorizing. Since, we are talking all ethnic, it is discernible that our jewellery should have that traditional inclination. So, I accessorized my look with silver jhumkas, a silver bracelet, a silver oxidized ring and a silver clutch. To keep the look simple and tone down the shine and glitter, I choose a multicoloured embroidered strap flats. Instead of simple flats, you can also go with flat mules or mojari too. I finished off the look with a shiny makeup and curled hair let loose. This was all about my first look, where I showed you the simple yet effective way to style ethnic dresses gracefully and elegantly on a winter day. Whether it be a casual lunch date or a family outing at night, this look will help you grab some extra attention. Let us now quickly move on to the second look for the girls who does not want to keep it simple.
Look 2: Fusion Wear - Styling a Casual Pant
Coming on to our next look for the girls who believe in making bold and edgy style statements. For this, I have chose a Silk Navy Casual Pant from Oxolloxo. Now, the pants are of the same colour as that of the Silk Dress above. It is bold, bright and shiny which allows it to be an ideal fit as an ethnic wear. Again, the fabric here is polyester which will aid you in surviving the winter chills. Now, let us move onto the styling steps. I have tucked in a black high neck sweater and wore a black shawl as a scarf. The black shawl has intricate traditional prints over it, which highlights the traditional side of the overall look. You can very well choose a scarf that has either traditional prints or embroidery that keeps the ethnic vibes in harmony.
Moving to the most crucial step of the look, i.e accessorizing. Again I have chosen silver oxidized long necklace and layered it with a silver choker. Layering is the most impeccable fashion trend which is religiously followed in winters specially. So, why not layer our jewelleries? Next, I added silver square shaped earrings, a silver bracelet and silver rings on both of my hands. To finish off the look, I chose black combat boots. Remember the edgy factor I talked about. Here it comes. The boots bring the much needed edge and also keeps your feet warm throughout the day. Makeup is minimal here and the hair is again let loose. This look is perfect for a casual city stroll or a night party. The choice is yours.
Pair the Silk Navy Dress and the Silk Trousers together to make a complete ethnic set for any traditional occasion.
I feel that after reading this post, you will think twice before allowing your mother to put your traditional garbs at the corner of your closet. It is the time to bring out your ethnic outfits and put them to a good and stylish use. Tell me which look you like the most in the comments section below. The elegant and gracious dress look, the bold and edgy fusion look, or you wanna be the one to go all ethnic by pairing the outfits from these two looks. Whichever look you choose, remember to be the desi girl you always want to be and inspire us with your fashion stories.
Until next time,
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