Hi guys! With the festive season coming up, I decided to go ethnic and do a few Indian-inspired looks. This one’s the first of them (Yes, there’s more to come!). Having grown up in Goa and being raised Catholic, I wasn’t very much exposed to dressing Indian because we only celebrated the Catholic festivals at home. The only Indian clothing inspiration I had was through Bollywood movies or when my friends invited me over to their houses for Diwali, Eid and Ganesh festivities. And to be honest, I am terrible at choosing Indian apparel. I love Indian outfits on others and myself, but I suck at pairing them and choosing the right items to go with them.
With this Festive Dressing series, I stepped out of my comfort zone and tried incorporating traditional Indian elements into my everyday western dressing and I loved how all the looks turned out, this one especially!
Let’s get right into the outfit! The top I’m wearing is a bright pink, raw silk crop top by Westside. I LOVE this top and had originally purchased it for an ‘Ethnic Day’ occasion at the office. This works great for Diwali because it’s so vibrant and festive with it’s gold paisley print.
I paired the top with a dusty pink suede skirt from Primark. My mom bought it for me when she went to UK last month (She’s got great taste!) The color of this skirt compliments the top perfectly. I also made sure that the skirt fit me perfectly at the waist so that I could comfortably show off my midriff.
For shoes, I went with bright fuchsia block heels from Forever 21. These are one of my faves from my shoe collection. The color is TO DIE FOR! and the fit is extremely comfortable. The heels aren’t very high and overall, it’s a great option to wear for festivals that require you to stand or run about for long hours.
I finished off the look with a blush pink sling bag from Forever 21, pom-pom hoop earrings from Koovs and a gold cut-out cuff from Forever 21.
That’s all for this outfit. I thought it was a nice modern twist from the usual traditional attire. I hope you guys liked this post as much as I loved shooting it. Speaking of shooting, my photographer behind the lens was Aishwarya from picx_medias. I had a great time shooting with her and although she’s new to photography, she’s done a great job with my photos! So go check out her Instagram for more such content.
If you guys want to shop a similar look, you can click the links below and shop similar items. Also, stay tuned for Part 2 of Indian Festive Dressing which will be coming up super soon!