As an Indian woman, you love your traditional Indian jewellery and perfectly match it to your ethnic wear. But have you ever thought of pairing western outfits with your traditional jewellery? Wearing jewellery has moved from just adding glitter to your outfit; today it is more to do with making a statement and stepping up your style quotient.
The Indo-western clothing-jewellery combination is quite a bold fashion statement, one that shows off your fashion sensibilities and how creative you are. When done right, western clothes, with our elegant Indian jewellery makes for a stunning ensemble.x
Here are a few hints to help you nail the pairing.
Statement Necklace with a Crisp White Shirt
White shirts are the epitome of formal, office wear and professionalism. However, they can be quite drab after wearing them multiple times. Give new life to your well-worn white shirt by pairing it with a stunning statement necklace. You could continue the Indo-western vibe by wearing an ethnic skirt, or you could opt for jeans to keep your necklace the focal point of your outfit. Pairing your white shirts with a statement necklace can give you an edgy look and can be worn to work, family get-togethers, functions, etc.
Kundan Necklace with a Strapless Gown
One of the latest trends of 2018, Kundan jewellery is no longer a traditional set seen only at weddings and special occasions. If you have a black tie event to attend, opt for a strapless gown and flaunt your gorgeous Kundan necklace. With several leading ladies in Bollywood sporting the trend, this is a tried and tested pairing. Kundan necklaces are usually light in colour and grand in size in design. Choose a simple gown in a dark colour to beautifully offset and complement your Kundan jewellery.
Silver Jewellery for a Boho-chic Look
Silver jewellery has a unique charm of its own, different from other precious metals. Pure silver or even oxidised silver jewellery give off a very boho-chic vibe. Want to try out a maxi dress? Pair it with a silver coin necklace to nail the look. You can also pair your necklace with a cold-shouldered top to maximise your boho-chic look. If you prefer a more sophisticated look, pair your silver necklace or a pair of silver danglers with a formal shirt. You could also use an entire set – think necklace, rings, bangles and earrings to jazz up a simple bodycon dress for a trendy look.
Jhumkas with an LBD
When in doubt, always go for a little black dress. This classic piece of clothing is timeless and versatile as it is appropriate for any occasion and comes in an exhaustive number of styles. Give this timeless classic a twist by pairing it with your favourite pair of jhumkas! Even the simplest of outfits can be lifted with the right accessories. By pairing your LBD with some gorgeous jhumkas, you’ll be sure to have heads turning in your direction.
Gold Bangles instead of Stacking Bracelets
Stacking bracelets may be one of the biggest trends this year, but fashion is all about breaking the rules and finding your own style. Take this trend a step further by wearing a stack of gold bangles instead. Ensure your outfit is monochrome – nothing with a loud print or pattern so that your bangle stack stands out.
Maang Tikkas instead of a Headband
The idea of pairing a maang tikka with your western outfit may seem a little peculiar, but with the right design and style, this look will have at the centre of attention wherever you go. Don’t wait until the next wedding or a big family celebration. When you choose an outfit for your next party, birthday celebration, or an outing with friends, take out your favour favourite maang tikka and pair it with a simple hairstyle.
Anklets with Cropped Jeans
Another piece of jewellery that every Indian woman owns is a pair of anklets. From simple silver payals to decadent gold ghungroos, anklets are an ancient tradition that has adorned our feet for centuries. Give your entire look a fashionable boost by pairing your anklets with cropped jeans or pants. If you’re someone who likes fusion wear or likes to stay trendy, then this is the look for you. You can even opt for a single anklet instead of a pair and make your own style statement.
Indian jewellery has myriad styles, designs and categories. By pairing with western clothes, you open up an even vaster set of choices. With these handy tips, you can make even the most mundane outfits look magnificent. Head over to Gehna today to add to or complete your jewellery collection.