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5 Styling Tips to Rock Indo-Western this Summer

By Somdutta Mazumder

Updated - May 9, 20243 min read

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From denim sarees to dresses in stunning Ikat print, we've seen a lot of variety in Indo-Western trends. But the best part of this fashion fad is the subjective taste and creativity involved in putting together an outfit. There's plenty of room for experiments, and you can try multiple things before you settle for the fusion niche that works best for you.


While you go about discovering your Indo-Western picks, we have listed 5 styling tips you should bear in mind. 


Play with prints! 

  1. One of the easiest ways to carry the fusion look seamlessly is to pick out a typically western outfit in a beautiful Indian print. We're talking Bandhani crop tops and Kalamkari midi dresses!
  2. You can also pair solid coloured pants with ethnic prints, or vice versa.
  3. Another great way would be to combine two complementary prints in your ethnic kurta and western bottom duo.
  4. Geometric prints with an Indian touch are a great idea as well. 
  5. Cleverly pair these with white sneakers or plain mule flats. 


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Footwear is foremost 

Throwing Indian footwear into the mix is also an understated yet highly effective way of fusing Indian and Western styles in your daily attire.

  1. Embellished juttis with jeans and a solid top look minimal and ultra-trendy.
  2. Tan or colourful tasselled Kohlapuris is another appealing footwear trend you can opt for while creating an Indo-Western, look.
  3. Experiment with the material, colours and style to determine what you like the most. 


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Contrast can be the key!

Putting contrasting colours together in an Indo-Western look will make you stand out almost instantly.

  1. When done right, two contrasting shades in your ethnic top and western bottom choices can look very elegant.
  2. You don't need to limit yourself to contrasting colours only in the case of your garments. You can also incorporate them into your accessories, like a colourful beaded choker paired with an all-white outfit. 


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Choose quirky hemlines

The usual rules don't apply to a trend with the primary objective of defying fashion conventions.

  1. Asymmetrical kurtas with printed culottes or flowy tops with bottoms in a fitted silhouette are some ideas for experimenting with fusion-friendly cuts.
  2. There's no universally trending cut/hemline when it comes to Indo-Western - which makes it even more fun. So, go out and pick a cut that stands out to you!


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Tinker with accessories 

If you aren't comfortable with an all-out Indo-Western look, you can pair a western outfit with some edgy Indian jewellery.

  1. A button-down shirt and jeans combo can be amped up (the fusion way) by throwing in an Indian oxidised silver necklace
  2. Another idea could be putting on a pair of Polki stud earrings with a black-on-black western outfit
  3. A Bandhani dupatta with a simple white shirt also looks extremely graceful. 


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