Fashion is continually evolving, introducing new ideas to experiment with. Casual ethnic wear has particularly become a favorite apparel among modern women due to its ability to blend western fashion with a traditional flair. Now a simple Kurti paired with jeans looks pretty. If planning to add a few ethnic ensembles to your wardrobe, here are some ideas to help you flaunt them:

1.   Accessorize

With the right kind of accessories, you can pull off the perfect ethnic look. Essential accessories you should pair with an ethnic attire include:

  • Jhumka: It’s a staple if wearing a Kurti. Both long and short versions of these earrings blend in well with any ethnic look. However, if you aren’t ready to spend 100 bucks on a pair of Jhumka, oxidized earrings will still do the trick
  • Silver bangles: A bunch of plain silver bangles in one hand also come in handy when rocking an ethnic attire. Consider pairing them with bracelets to ease the look. Also, color-coordinate them with your Kurti or dupatta
  • Nose ring: It adds an intense look to your face taking your ethnic style a notch higher. If you don’t want to go the grueling task of piercing your nose, buy a clip-on nose ring
  • Finger rings: Rings also add intensity to an ethnic look. Be sure to wear two or three simple round rings on the same finger. The thumb is also a striking place to add a ring when wearing ethnic wear
  • Juttis: They should complete your ethnic look, and the fact that they are comfortable on your feet means you can wear them all-day

2.   Add Some Creative Transformations

If you’re big on wearing trendy Indian sarees, you no longer need to follow the strict Indian traditions. A few creative ideas and you can give this age-old attire a modern vibe.

For example, you can combine flair pants with the bustier, crop tops, or monochrome tops. Also, consider adding a long high collar throw jacket to enhance style. Unlike traditional Indian sarees, which was dull and predictable, modern clothing has rich patterns tailored to the modern woman’s style and taste. Also, you can pair pleated palazzos with embroidered crop tops, chiffon shirts, or a cut-work bodice to flaunt your figure.

3.   Pant Reversal

Churidars, patialas, and salwars make great ethnic ensembles. However, if working in a harsh environment where you need to be agile and comfortable, a pair of palazzos should come in handy. Pair them with a long kurta to give the whole attire a sophisticated touch. Kalamkari paired with kurtis in plain colors is all the rage nowadays. Be sure to style your hair too to complete the look. You can twist it into a braided bun with a side partition and throw in light jewelry.

4.   Restyle the regulars

Do away with the traditional decorative and embroidered lehenga and opt for playful designs. Add bold and bright colors pairing them with asymmetrical prints and large florals to create an elegant look. You can wear oxidized nose studs or statement jhumka to add the right desi flair for the accessories. Swing skirts paired with matching crops also makes an excellent alternative to traditional lehengas.

5.  Add Scarves or stoles

A scarf makes an excellent substitute for the shawl in Indian ethnic wear. You can style it in different ways based on what you’re wearing to redefine your outfit. It could also save you from the scorching sun during the summer season.

Ethnic clothing can be as stunning as other modern clothing, with the right accessories, style, and clothing combination. Note, you can create chic styles that resonate with any contemporary style.

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