When East meets West, when the world of desi and videsi come together, when the traditional style merges with that of urban, a magical thing called fusion happens! It is interesting to see the shift of preferences from ethnic to modern and back to Indian styles happening in the jewellery industry. More and more Indian women are exploring the realms of the outer world as working professionals by wearing fusion styles and even the homemakers aren’t lagging behind from trying a great combo of styling by mixing and matching ethnic jewellery with western outfits. There are certain ways of incorporating the fantastic amalgamation of the two different worlds, and how to do so? Keep reading so you can embrace and wear such a combination at the next important event or occasion or even at work to gather compliments!
Statement Neckpiece & Statement Ring
Have you ever come across the pictures of Malaika Arora and Sonam Kapoor Ahuja wearing statement necklaces along with equally fab rings with a sultry gown or a top and skirt? Doesn’t that look posh and fashionable? Yes, indeed! This is a great way of pairing your statement necklace from the wedding collection to wear with a white shirt and a knee-length skirt or capris and set a trend among your peers.
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Traditional, traditional, traditional! Anklets are so Indian in their essence but what’s the best way to pair them with a western outfit? Try a long side slit dress or pants with a top and wear anklets with them and a nice pair of wedges. This is a fun way of mixing two distinct styles, where the jewellery retains your traditionalist while the outfit gives you a modern edge of looking fashionable.
Kundan or Jadau Earrings
Oh, so lovely creation by the Indian craftsmen and jewellers! Kundan or Jadau Earrings that you stored so carefully in your trousseau box will finally find a way of getting in the limelight when you pair such earrings with an LBD or any cute dress of your favourite colour. You can even pair it with collared Indo western kurti and pencil pants, which will blow the minds of all the people around you.
The best way to highlight the beauty of gold jhumkas is by wearing them over off-shoulder or one-shoulder shirt or top and bell-bottom pants. The vibrancy of the gold will add Mida’s touch to your look and is most appropriate to achieve a great fusion fashion moment.
Polki or Diamond Bangles
The process of making these stunning Indian baubles is commendable and when you have a beautiful collection of Polki or Diamond bangles in your box, why not flaunt them by wearing them with a cut-sleeves top and a long straight-fit skirt? The brightness of the diamonds or almost white-transparent or sheer looking Polkis in your bangles will light up the entire get up when you wear them with a casual, coloured top and cute denim shorts.
Other than these, kamarbandhs, maang tikkas, and for that matter, naths, can also be brilliantly paired with western outfits. The key is to carry the lovely fusion style with elan and confidence.