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Chic and Ethnic

It’s always magical to see certain color palettes and combinations sit in cupboards of women across diverse ages and personal styles. One such classic is the balancing of creamy white + burgundy red in an outfit.


The flair of this combination lies in two things, the first being the little details, the colors have to be balanced in such a way that they complement each other visually in terms of silhouettes and design details. And the second being, accessorizing it cleverly as these set of colors can be made to go from minimal to maximal with a few quick additions of stand-out pieces.

We played out around with a few looks to zero in on what really got us going and this is what are top picks look like

  1. Paint a Picture
  • Build an outfit for a brunch or an art exhibit by starting with a creamy white asymmetric kurta with an embroidered yoke in a faded white, this becomes the canvas for you to draw on. Make sure the kurta is long and doesn’t have any slits so that it can be styled as an ethnic dress. Next up add on a burgundy red silk dupatta printed with rich patterns and fasten it to your kurta with a medium width belt in black or the exact same shade of burgundy. Black would be easier as the same shade of burgundy might be hard to find. Accessorize with antique gold studs and a chunky watch and rings. And complete the look with either leather platform brogues in black or ankle-booties. We would go with the former for a contemporary twist.

  1. Seamless Silhouette
  • Next up, we chose something a little more hassle-free to wear to traditional baby showers, low-key mehndi’s, and pretty much any celebration which doesn’t require for you to go all the way with your ethnic wear. We are suckers for minimal looks with key pieces and this is one of them. At the center of this look is a rich burgundy button-down kurta with a cinch at the waist. Pair this with a structured Sharara in creamy white and complete the look with heels in dull gold. This look relies on accessories to glam it up or down. Go for chunky earrings in dull gold and stacked bangles in earthy tones. Keep your lips a shade of nude and sparkle up the eye make-up.

While we love both these looks equally, we are excited to try out the first and get our instagram buzzing.

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