I recently pulled this outfit out of my wardrobe and it got me thinking. When it comes to Indian clothes, I find myself more precious about giving them away. Having accompanied my husband on a 5-year assignment in Mumbai a few years ago – I have more casual and formal Indian clothes than I probably need. As a result, unfortunately, the less formal ones do not get the repeat wear they deserve.
I have always enjoyed wearing this outfit. I bought this simple kurta and a set of matching bottoms at Westside in Mumbai many years ago (I love the Zuba brand of clothes in there which are beautifully composed and pocket-friendly). Both the fabric and the pattern appealed to me and I thought I could match it with a dupatta I already owned. This traditional dupatta was a part of the goodies I received at my ‘mehndi’ when I got married and it has always had that special feel-good factor about it.
Indian outfits can be expensive and range from simple to the most complex of designs and handiwork and who am I kidding – I love them all. Today, however, I wanted to give a shoutout to those more humble pairings that we all have in our wardrobes and pull out occasionally. These ‘simpler clothes’ are a great reminder that an effective fashion statement is not dependent on how much money you spend, designer brands or the latest trend. I find that my personal fashion statement is most effective when I like what I have styled, I am comfortable in it and the clothes make me feel happy when I am wearing them. Wearing this outfit again was a great reminder that a simple style statement can be every bit as effective as a more complex one.
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