With the festival season a few weeks away, it’s time to dust off your best ethnic ensembles and have them looking crisp and ready for pujas, feasts and dancing. Now, if you were looking to get yourself a versatile desi outfit that could be repeated on a couple of occasions, look no further than a basic white kurta. Choose a simple design like this straight-fitted striped band collar kurta from Aurelia, and read on for tips on how you can style it up as occasion wear:
1) Play it up with the bottom wear:
Look at a white kurta as a blank canvas. You can splash some colour to the overall look by pairing it with colourful and/or embellished bottom wear. The simplest trick is to opt for vivid coloured leggings like this pair of red solid ankle-length leggings from Melange by Lifestyle. It can instantly lift the overall look.
If you want to add some sparkle, go for pants that have an extra element on them, like these Melange by Lifestyle straight fitted pants with surface pattern. The gold-hued artwork is sure to add grandeur to the white kurta. And the pant pockets totally add a dose of comfort.
2) Wrap yourself in a stole or a dupatta:
If you are someone who likes to mix and match your outfits, then an important style hack to remember is to arm your wardrobe with a few dupattas and stoles in a variety of materials like silk, cotton, and chiffon or georgette. So if you were wondering what goes well with a white kurti, go grab a rich embellished dupatta in any bold colour. This Melange by Lifestyle dupatta with printed work all over spells classy and will add the right amount of sparkle to your white kurti.
If it’s a casual, no-fuss look you are going for, throw a stole around and you are good to go. Biba’s printed stole is versatile and the tassels add an element of playfulness. It pairs well with almost any outfit – be it a black dress or a white kurta.
3) Have a party with your shoes:
A white kurta suit set doesn’t have to be muted at all. So instead of going for neutral flats or black shoes, go for embellished shoes. Add notches to your height and your look by stepping into these Catwalk shimmery pointed-toe kitten heel sling-backs. Ideal for a dance party or a Diwali card party.
If comfort is your top priority, go for flats that stand out. The beaded work on this pair of Catwalk flats exudes a bohemian spirit that is tough to ignore.
4) Go chunky with jewellery:
An ethnic look is only always complete with jewellery. When it comes to an outfit that is as sober as a white kurta, a good styling tip is to literally go overboard with your jewellery. Go for those layered necklaces and chokers and big jhumkas. This Estelle embellished pearl necklace set will add a touch of grandeur to your look. If the white and silver combination is more to your taste, these silver jhumkas embellished with beads from Estelle will nail your Desi Girl look.
5) What’s the time?
Make your white suit look classier by accessorizing with a watch. Go bold with a big dial or stay elegant by going for this Timex Solid Analog watch. Its gold round dial and thin metal strap watch make it a dainty, evergreen accessory to have.
If you are among those people who think that watches are jewels, then you should think of adding Titan’s embellished analog watch for women. Made of brass and ceramic and enhanced with a jewellery clasp, this watch in its lovely shade of blue is a worthy indulgence.
6) Hand baggage extra:
The last style tip to get the perfect white kurta set look is to round it all off with an eye-catching bag. Get experimental here by picking from bright- coloured, shimmery, or embroidered designs. This Code women’s bag with its gold tones and the chain strap is perfect for a black tie party. If you want to ace the royal look, you can’t go amiss with this Lavie embroidered clutch. The cream and pink hues and gold thread work will perfectly offset the white kurta. And its spacious compartment will comfortably fit your phone, lipper and sunglasses. What more do you want?