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The Fleecy-Ethnic Fusion!

The Fleecy-Ethnic Fusion!

Winter is that glorious time of the year when you revive your all warm clothes that are rather piled up at a secluded corner of your wardrobe. The shuddery chills of the season brings out the zippy side in you. Knits become your best friends as your body craves for warmth. Sleeves roll down in anticipation.

While most girls prefer wearing jeans or long silhouettes to escape the cold, the desi girls aren’t left with so many options. ‘How would a Salwar Kameez dress go with a jacket?’ or ‘Won’t it look funny wearing a beanie hat on a Saree’ are some queries bound to create confusion in the minds of girls for whom traditional wear is routine. So does that mean those pretty sweaters are going back to the trunk? Not a chance!

Worry not, we bring solutions to all your unanswered questions, for most of these combinations are not only a style guide for your garb but are also the funkiest trends in the world of fashion in recent times!

Suit up with this article and learn how to pair your winter wear with your regular ethnic outfits!


1. Soulful Sweaters


What’s in winter without doing sweaters?

When you think of winters, your favourite sweater should immediately pop on in your thoughts. High-neck, fitted knit tops, turtlenecks and shift sweater dresses to name a few. And how do you pair them with Indian outfits?

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If you are into the Saree league, bring out your solid colored, turtle-neck tops and snaz them up as blouses with a saree. Make sure that the two of these overlay each other in a contrasting manner. Don’t forget some chunky jewelry to make a statement to the bling quota.
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The cropped sweaters you might use as a layer for sarees would look cute on a Patiala dress. You can add up thermal inners for extra warmth beneath crisp cotton bottoms.

WM Tip: You can put your sweaters to work by tucking them in your colourful bottom wears, looking distinctly attractive at the same time.


2. Jolly Jackets


Jackets are certainly the cherry on the cake of the wintery weather. They are the trademark of extravagance and daintiness. No matter what you wear them with, they always appear classy and manic! If you’re wondering that it is practically inappropriate to wear jackets paired with desi outfits, think twice.

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Giving a little twist to your circular skirts or lehengas is never a bad idea! A denim jacket could be great at it! Just shrug it above your top or choli and let the game show!
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Well, what about a leather jacket? They go miraculously with sarees and kurtis and add up to the edge of your flamboyant outfit. When worn with lehenga cholis, they complement the outlook of your fashion statement with a boyish glint. Tan leather jackets can be an amazing layer!
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Velvet jackets are sultry, especially if custom created with lots of brocade finery. When teamed up with anarkali dresses or sarees, they not only flatter your figure but also elongate your silhouette. These can be your stylish substitute to blouses and help you to shield the cold.

WM tip– If you are all traditional and want to avoid the Indo-western fusion, invest in linen material nehru jackets with threadwork in the front bodice and detailed collars. Keep them up to the length of your waistline and play with silhouettes.


3. Cozy Coats


When the blue sky turns grey, the need for more and more layer is naturally realized. As much as we don’t want to, we have to get used to these essential cover-ups and throw them on, abandoning our fashion sense. But not anymore! The season’s come forward with a variety of chic coats, which, when drawn correctly with your desi wear, keep the looks as pep as they were in summer. Only with a few tweaks, you can easily stand out from the rest.

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Blazers or Pea jackets are best known for their formal and classy feature. They offer just the right poise when worn with any Indian attire like the salwar kameez, anarkali or saree. Make use of smaller blazers with bold colors like red or black, same goes with Pea jackets.
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Don a blazer over a saree and drape your pallu over the collar bodice. Don’t be conscious, it will not appear overt; just carry off the look well and slay!
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Trench coats have been a great buzz off late. Unlike woolen coats, they are light-weight and waterproof. Hence, you can easily pull them together with heavier garments like Sarees. To work up a western touch clinch your waist with a belt, never compromise with flaunting your curves!

WM tip– Adorn yourself with just the correct amount of accessories so that they don’t appear over-the-top. Keep it simple yet elegant!


4. Fuzzy Thermals


How about beating the cold without the knowledge of a single soul! Thermals to your rescue!

Everyone of us own a pair of their favourite outfits that we don’t wish to ruin with winter pieces. Like, your first saree for which you undertook so much efforts to get designed. They only way we can honor our favourite clothes without casting a shadow on them is by wearing a pair of thermals underneath!

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To those who love experimenting with warm clothes and coupling them differently with your outfits, here’s news for y’all! Wear a plain black thermal top and leggings and drape your saree over these apparels. Tuck in your saree in the fitted leggings instead of a petticoat. And let the leggings show!
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When deciding on this look, ensure that your saree is fancily embellished. Wear thermal bottoms with lehengas and conceal them just enough that they are not visible. Wear high-heel pumps that cover your toes, instead of sandals. Kindle your diva side and don’t bother the cold!


5. Shawl and Scarves!


Nothing comforts better than a snuggly shawl in the chill!

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Shawls are the most convenient winter wear options in coastal areas like Mumbai where winters are minimal. They look gorgeous when worn with plain salvar kameez or long kurtis and there are so many overwhelming ways to tie them!
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Kashmiri embroidered shawls or Pashmina scarves are ideals! Pick one that makes up with your complexion and outfit shade, of which your kurti must be long, and drape it across your either shoulder. Bring one of the corners on each side to the next side and tie them together. Add charms to the beauty with a pair of light jhumkas and look worth a dime!

WM tip– If you miss your shawl while wearing a saree, don’t let the pallu go! Drape it across your neck like a scarf and boost your artsy quotient!

Be it any time of the year, scarves are always welcomed! For a guide to choosing scarves and how to drape them, head over to our article ‘Scarf Craft

Being warm and at ease is imperative in winter. So no more freezing your body by giving up winter-wear in the name of style! Jazz your desi outfits with the thermals and look chic! This windy season, don’t follow trends; create your own fashion statements instead!

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