Winter comes as an inexplicable incentive for the fashion aficionados. Sweat shirts, sweaters, blazers, leather jacket etc- you name it and they all hark out ‘fashion’! While discussing our plans for treating you all with winter style tips, we stumbled upon a significant issue. We realized whenever we think of winter fashion we come up with western coordinates. Being ardent lovers of Indian clothing, this was quite disquieting for us. But, we took the same on our stride and went on to (as we would like to say), globalize the winter trends! A little of this and a littleof that – we tried to style our sarees, the quintessential Indian drape with uber chic and funky western winter apparel.
Amongst us, Paushali always likes to keep her fashion quotient upbeat and funky, reminiscent of her cheerful personality. Keeping the same in mind, Paushali came up with a very quirky look. She chose an otherwise, mundane grey sweater and decided to pair it up with her green and blue chiffon. To add that extra albeit realistic oomph to her look, she wore her black sporty slip-on to go with it and carried a black day clutch. Paushali wanted this look to be convincing enough for all you lovelies to sport it at any hour, on any regular day!
I (Roshni) on the other am a sucker for all things elegant and classy. My fashion quotient too almost always reflects the same. In that light, I chose a suave western jacket and teamed it up with a pale pink chiffon. I wore my black block heels and carried a black leather satchel to complete the look. Post accomplishment of this look, I realized this can be a perfect workwear outfit because of the semi-formal vibes it was emanating!
By wearing quintessential western winter apparel with something as traditional as sarees, we wanted to convey a significant message to all the millennials out there. You see, it is very easy to lose your roots and envelope yourself in the exercise of aping the ways of the occident. However, having the right sense of your own roots can give you a beautiful sense of self-determination, making you a stand-out amongst the mob. So, don a little bit of this and little bit of that, without forgetting to be ‘Effortlessly Authentic!’
Roshni & Paushali
Photo Credits: Kallol Bhattacharjee