As unwise as it is to leave wedding outfits to the last minute, it happens to the best of us. If you find yourself in a situation as absolutely dire as this, then you are left with no other option but to work with whatever is in your wardrobe. This can be a difficult thing to manage, so we suggest investing in a range of versatile pieces year-round that can be worn in several different ways. Once you have that down, these helpful hacks will be super easy to pull off.
In a crisis like this, your western pieces might just be all you need! Mixing eastern with western ensembles has become a fashion statement of sorts, and is also extremely easy to do. Have a heavily embellished lengha that’s too heavy to be worn to an acquaintances mehendi with both the choli and dupatta? Why not try it with a button down!
Similarly, an edgy embroidered top can be used as a choli — just drape a plain sari over it, or wear a long, embellished jacket with a plain jumpsuit, or a silk camisole and trousers.
Mix And Match Your Desi Wear
Your eastern wardrobe is probably hiding unseen gems that can be mixed and matched to create a completely new outfit. Have a plain raw silk lengha choli or chikenkari kameez and churidar? Wear it with a heavily embellished chaddar or shawl. Have a turquoise shalwar that compliments a deep blue kurti hidden somewhere in your closet? Pair them together for a beautifully mismatched look.
Focus On The Colour Wheel
While mixing and matching outfits, keep one thing in mind – the colour wheel. As a rule of thumb stick to three colours in your outfit. This will add an element of festivity to your outfit, and also allows you to experiment with complimentary colours and designs in your wardrobe. If you want to stay safe, then work with two neutral colours and create a stark contrast with one jewel or bright tone.
Use Jewellery To Dress Up An Outfit
When all else seems to fail, use the oldest trick in the trade. Dress up any outfit with a pair of statement earrings, or a statement necklace, and watch how your simple outfit can transform itself into a bold fashion statement.