White is such a controversial colour. In some parts of the world, white is the colour that is associated with weddings, whereas for us Tam Brams, white is a complete no-no for a wedding or the festive season. For my 10th and 12th standard graduation day we had to wear a white sari, and I remember my mother freaking out at the idea that the first sari I would wear would be a white one. She made me buy and wear a coloured sari first before the graduation day. Such is the taboo associated with white for festivities.
Today's colour being white, I decided to play with an indo western look that would look great for a Dussera/Diwali lunch party.
I got my sister to model for this look because well, lets face its, this is more her style than mine. She is the one who cringes at the idea of dressing up for the festive season.
The white tunic is from Wills Lifestyle. (I bought it and realised that it wasn't my style and that's how my sister landed up with it. I think it looks better on her than on me.)
There is a beautiful lace detailing at the neckline and the back. The one problem is that it it really sheer, so you cannot think of wearing it without a full camisole. The tunic is versatile enough to work for an Indo-Western look or a regular Western look. It really can be pulled off as a sleeveless kurti.
I paired this with a pair of skinny jeans from Wills Lifestyle. If you thought only I loved Wills Lifestyle clothing, so not true. My sister loves them as much as I do!
The blue stole is actually more like a shawl. One of the softest shawls that I own and so cozy as well. My sister loves dupattas/ stoles that are soft, so convincing her to wear this was a breeze.
The accessories are kept simple. A small black metal earring with thin metal bangles.
Then we had a problem with footwear. I just couldn't find the perfect set of footwear to go with this so we tried three pairs, just to give you options.
For those who love bright coloured ballets, I paired this with a glittery blue ballets from Ginger.
For those who want to wear this to work and not look like they walked out of a disco, blue ballets from a brand called Honey.(Ginger, Honey, I promise that we are not making tea.)
For those who love heels, a pair of white strappy heels with a wedge would work great to complete the outfit.
I cannot believe it is already day 7 of Navrathri. Just two days left.
Tell me how you would pair this top to make it more festive, and who knows, maybe I will incorporate your idea into an avatar post.