You know how sometimes we are gifted saris that are just not our style. There is nothing that you can do because we all have that one super enthusiastic aunty who is convinced that shiny bright orange sari is meant for a young girl like you. Yes yes you know exactly what I am talking about.
I love an understated elegant sari and usually run away from saris with heavy work and a lot of bling. I just feel like I can never carry it off and also I never seem to find an occasion to wear it.
When I came across this sari at Usha’s design studio, I really liked how it looked but I knew that it isn’t something that I would normally pick up for myself. Aunty suggested that I take this to style for a blog post and I almost said no. Then in the last minute I changed my mind. It would be a great challenge to style this and step out of my comfort zone.
I searched my wardrobe high and low for a blouse to suit this and I couldn’t find anything!! I was so annoyed because when I picked up the sari from the boutique, I had a visual in mind about how I wanted to style this and NOTHING I owned was fitting into the image. I didn’t have time to head out and look for a blouse to match the sari, so I had to make do with something that already existed.
Finally, I decided I would just hunt for a black blouse and then suddenly, it hit me, I had a faux leather crop top! I had bought this from Faballey quite some time ago which I had never used. (Yes I have now used it twice. You saw it in yesterday's post as well.) I tried it with the sari and I loved how it looked. I knew that I couldn’t pair this with any traditional accessories and instead decided to go a little grunge for the look. I chose a handmade choker from Macreme and black filigree style earrings. I completed the look with strong kajal lined eyes, and faux leather bracelets. I was so amazed at how well the look turned out.
I love how this experimental look worked out. I think it makes the sari wearable and brings a bit of an edgy feel.
What do you guys think about pairing faux leather with a shiny shimmery sari? Does it look edgy enough?
Sari sourced from Usha's Design Studio
Here is the address:
Usha's Design and Fashion Studio
5A, Block II, Alps Estate,
460/ 1 Kaikondranahalli
Bangalore 560 035
Styling by Krupa aka Me