Kurtas are the ultimate fix-it outfit for women. No matter what the occasion or space — formal, relaxed, conservative, o more — kurtas are the ultimate sartorial solution for Indian women. But these can be tricky to style. Men tend to only wear kurtas for festivals, weddings, and such events. But today, they’ve started experimenting in fashion. In fact, men have moved out of the style rut and are now wearing kurtas to work. After all, it’s a classic outfit exactly like your white shirt. That said, you don’t want to look like you’re coming to work directly post your wedding. Or you’re busy planning to participate in a protest. Which is why we bring you three unusual but stylish ways to sport kurta to work.
Khadi All The Way
Short kurtas are like the first cousin of casual shirts. Which is why, they are perfect as workwear. Pick a piece in an organic fabric, maybe a khadi one or an unusual weave, so as to make a statement. Complete the look with cotton chinos or jeans as these are difficult to go wrong with. Avoid anything too bright, heavily embroidered or embellished. Complete this look with leather chappals or shoes, and you’re good to go.
Easy Summer Hues
Be summer ready in an easy-breezy piece colored a light blue or green maybe. Mandarin collars are a big hit with men, and they are also perfect for the workplace. Complete this look with semi-formal pants, a watch, and lug a bag to lend you that office-ready look. If not plain, we think you must pick a kurta with muted details such as panel play or pin tucks.
Print Game Strong
Think prints are only for women? Well, no. Men have already taken the giant leap by accepting printed shirts into their closets. We bring you the perfect outfit to try with printed kurtas. While it may seem dramatic, it’s also formally acceptable. Interestingly, it conforms to corporate decorum. A word of caution though… if you belong to a staunch corporate workplace, and you are not the CEO of the company, you may have to rethink your decision of heading to work in a kurta, especially this one. But if you are a photographer, an advertising professional, work in an e-commerce or a fashion firm (like WODROB), then this look is perfect for you.