Style Guide – Trend Alert: Ethnic accessories with western outfits | Fashion tips
Gone are the days when Indian traditional jewellery was only worn with saris and lehengas. Just like Indo-western clothes, you can even mix up traditional jewellery with western clothes. Take the case of Sonam Kapoor, who wore ethnic jhumkas to go along with couture. Just like earrings, traditional necklaces can also work with gowns and modern silhouettes. Think meenakari or jadau neck pieces with an off-shoulder gown to work the style a la Kareena Kapoor.
Another big accessory trend seen on the runway are the golden accessories, says Ankit Khullar from Purab Paschim. Be it a gold cuff or danglers, gold hue stands out and instantly updates the style. No matter how the slick the gown is, there’s always a piece of Indian accessory that can work well, he explains.
The best way to blend this trend is to team an outfit of a sharper silhouette with intricate, traditional jewellery. For a subtle statement, you can opt for diamonds, says Ankit. You can even wear coloured and semi-precious jewels to keep it peppy. For starters, you can try to experiment with one statement piece like a jhumka with a structured gown or use it as a hair accessory. However, try to keep it simple by working it with one statement accessory only like shoulder duster earrings, blingy hair accessory or the chunky necklace. Knowing where to stop is quintessential to pulling off a western gown with traditional jewellery.
(Images/Sonam Kapoor: Getty Images)
(Images/Kareena Kapoor: BCCL)