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Wear Velvet in Winters.

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I love velvet in winters. This material has a nice shine to it, and looks royal and classy. For a small ceremony at a friends place, I wore this velvet long kurta with a velvet dupatta. My jewelry was ethnic, in gold and kundan.

You can also wear velvet in a simpler print and without the gold embellishments, for a simple dinner in winters.

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Enjoy!

Winter Florals.

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Florals are not always about summer. Depending on the fabric, you can wear florals in any weather.

Here I am wearing a formal long crepe floral kurta with a shimmery motif.I have paired it with formal silk trousers.

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I am wearing a pearl and silver necklace for added glamour.

ENJOY!

Brown Paisley Print in Winters.

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The small floral buttons on the kurta are delightful.

It has been a task always to add variety to my winter wear.

Here I am wearing a long silk kurta, with paisley print. The brown color gives a nice change from black and greys. On top , i am wearing a long brown sweater with collars. The richness of silk adds sophistication. There is not much need of accessories, if the material is nice.

The kurta has collars which I have buttoned up.

A nice comfortable wear for work.

Enjoy!

Long Black Sweater and Kurta.

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Wearing shrugs, like I did in my last post, is good when it is not too cold. But it is surely, not a very good way of beating the oncoming  severe winter. To make Indian wear more comfortable in winters, I am going to show a look that can keep you more warm.

It is a task to make Indian wear look smart and chic in winters.

The short sweater and shawl look is very boring.

Here I am wearing a mauve long printed satin kurta with a mauve drape and tights. To make this outfit wearable in more cold, I have layered it with a nice long black sweater, a multicolored stole and black boots.

Actually, a long black sweater, black boots and a multicolored scarf should be a part of your winter capsule wardrobe.

As usual ,I love my favorite silver accessories. Here I am wearing a silver Amethyst necklace.

Go, check it out.

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Long shrug.

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I am a great fan of long shrugs. Especially, ultralong ones are a boon for a slimming effect.

Here, I am wearing a long multicolored Rajasthani Kurta, with black palazzos and a sleeveless lycra black shrug. This is a typical fusion wear. I love this shrug, as it has come to my rescue a number of times ,when I need a flattering silhouette

The long multicolored kurta gives a nice break to the black outfit.

The light layering is enough for the slight chill.

I have accessorized very less in this outfit, as the colors of the kurta stand out.

Nude ballerinas are perfect for this attire.

A great outfit for women who don’t want to let go of their ethnic wear.

ENJOY!

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Long Kurta with Animal Print

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I am a huge fan of traditional wear but I love a slight twist. Today I am wearing a long yellowish beige kurta with an animal print patching on the neckline and on the hemline.

I have paired it with a simple silver hasli and diamond earrings.
To beat the chill I have picked up a black shrug.
Beige  ballet flats complete the look.
The key is not to go OTT and let the animal print stand out.

This is a nice outfit for fall. It is traditional yet has a contemporary touch to it.

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ENJOY!

Back to Fashion.

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So finally my blogs are sorted. One for fashion and one for my usual and unusual ramblings.I just wish I am that sorted out in my life too.

This time around I am  also going to write about Indian Wear for women. After all, I wear that and fusion clothing most of the times. By fusion I mean something that is not purely ethnic and Indian, but a mix of Indian and western influences both. Before starting let me introduce my fellow bloggers to some terminology we use in our clothes.

1) KURTA. A loose collarless shirt worn by people from South Asia, usually with a salwar, churidars, or pyjama.

A kurta  (also kurti for a shorter version for women) is a traditional item of clothing worn in Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. It is a loose shirt falling either just above or somewhere below the knees of the wearer, and is worn by men. They were traditionally worn with loose-fitting paijama (kurta-paijama), loose-fitting shalwars, semi-tight (loose from the waist to the knees, and tight from the calves to the ankles churidars, or wrapped-around dhotis but are now also worn with jeans.Kurtas are worn both as casual everyday wear and as formal dress.

2) SALWAR.

 A shalwar kameez, also spelled salwar kameez or shalwar qameez, is a traditional dress of SOUTH ASIA. It is worn by men and women in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Shalwar are loose pyjama like trousers.. The legs are wide at the top, and narrow at the ankle. The kameez is a long shirt or tunic, often with a western-style collar.

3) CHURIDARS.

Churidars or churidar pyjamas ,are tightly fitting trousers worn by both men and women in South Asia. Churidars are a variant of the common salwar pants. Salwars are cut wide at the top and narrow at the ankle. Churidars narrow more quickly, so that contours of the leg are revealed. They are usually cut on the bias, making them naturally stretchy. Stretch is important when pants are closefitting. They are also longer than the leg and sometimes finish with a tightly fitting buttoned cuff at the ankle. The excess length falls into folds and appears like a set of bangles resting on the ankle .

3) DUPATTA.

A dupatta is traditionally worn across both shoulders. However, the dupatta can be worn like a cape around the entire torso. The material for the dupatta varies according to the suit: cotton, Georgette, silk, chiffon, and more. A length of material worn arranged in two folds over the chest and thrown back around the shoulders, typically with a salwar kameez. Can be draped in a number of ways.

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So welcome to this colorful journey….enjoy!