Summer Wardrobe Remix – Different ways to style your ethnic Kurti!
As promised earlier, I am back with another Restyle and Remix post that will talk about using one single outfit in four different styles. Yesterday it was World Environment Day and being an Environmentalist myself, I always believe in reusing your clothes and investing into timeless pieces that you can style differently and repeat many times. I have come across many friends who ask me how to wear a kurti differntly? I have been doing this earlier with palazzos but never a Kurti, so this time its an Ethnic Button-down Kurti from Max Fashion India. On my recent visit to my Mom’s place, I went mall hopping and spotted this beautiful Ikat print Ethnic Button down Kurta that can double up as a Shift Dress. It has pretty collar neck and came with a matching cloth belt. I have tried to style it differently for all the four looks and here are my four different ways to wear a Kurti.
Street Style with Distressed Denims
Distressed Denims & Cape or Long Cardigan is really the coolest combination ever. This college girl staple is the perfect blend of style with comfort and has a certain edge to it.
Here I style the kurta as a Cape over my basic white top & Distressed Boyfriend jeans and created a completely different look out of my ordinary ikat kameez. I paired them with my Black Stilettos and nerd glasses, and a white belt to break the monotony. I feel those heels give the whole look and Edgy touch.
Considering this is one of the “I don’t give a damn” kinda look, I tried something that I normally never do. I did a middle parting of my hair and let them fall the way they are. I believe a change in hairstyle can completely change your look at times and I do look very different here.
Kurta – Max Fashion India
Distressed Jeans – OASAP
White Top – Miss Chase White Top on Amazon
Gemstone Bracelet – Damselcode (Haul post coming soon!)
Sporty Summer Dress
Summer calls for a vibrant Summer Dress and whats better than wearing your kurta as a Midi Dress? This is the second look from my four different ways to wear a Kurti, wherein I have used the cloth belt that has come with the dress to cinch up my waist a little. I completed the look with a pair of crystal earrings, white sling bag and white sneakers. I guess this is my plain Jane version of this outfit. Basically this is the most simplest way to style the kurta.
Sassy Off-shoulder Look
Off-shoulder or Cold shoulder has become a Summer staple this year and this one trend is going down in history as the most adapted trend ever, the reason being simple. Off-shoulders are Sexy. Period! So I couldn’t possibly complete my post on different ways to wear a Tunic without one off-shoulder look, now would I?
For this style I unbuttoned the top few buttons and pulled up the neck to give a broader off the shoulder look. I have simply folded the collar inside and tugged the shoulders down. The belt here plays a major role in keeping the dress in place. Add a pair of shiny shoes, reflector glasses and lots of attitude to carry this look effortlessly. You will see there is a marked difference in the length of the dress in this look and the earlier summer dress look. This is because of the broadened neck that has pulled the kurta a few inches upwards giving it a perfect lenght for an off-shoulder dress.
My final look for this kurta is the Indian style and the most simplest of all. This one is going to be my most worn style for now since I am clad in traditional attire almost everyday. For the ethnic look, I have paired the kurta with a white chikan Palazzos and added a silver clutch to complete my outfit.
I have left open the bottom buttons to give a high central slit to the kurta. You can even wear a sleek stole or a cotton dupatta with this one.