Indian Roots – Dhoti Kurta and Bindi !!

You can take an Indian out of India but you cannot take India out of an Indian. 
Us Indians are inherently passionate people and our historic struggle for freedom and independence of our country I guess has made us fiercely proud and patriotic. Today India stands on the brink of a new beginning, youth are taking keen interest in its governance and are vocalizing their opinions and taking action (voting)
When you live away from your Motherland the feeling of patriotism multiples by manifolds. Here is wishing India grows by leaps and bounds and let us all work towards making this happen.

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India is not just in my my mind and heart but my Indian roots have spread to my Wardrobe as well. 
Summer is perfect season to wear Indian silhouettes. Easy and breezy cotton and silk are my all time favorite fabrics. If I do not wear Indian for a while I actually get withdrawal symptoms. I wait for an occasion to wear Desi gear. 

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One such afternoon I was visiting a friend from University days. I jumped  at the chance to wear Indian Garb. 
The Outfit of the day- Shades of Green with accents of Red and Pink.

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  • A Kurta is a quintessential element of every Indian girl’s closet. For the uninitiated a Kurta is a tunic that could be short or long and can we worn with fitted or flared pants/ skirt. I love to stock up on plain tunic separates as they are easy to mix and match. I shopped this emerald green Kurta with a golden lining at the neck from Pantaloons a few years back.You can get such basic separates from Lifestyle, Pantaloons, W etc.
  • Such basic tunics are perfect work wear options.
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  • I am wearing printed silk dhoti pants here as a salwaar. I shopped this in Ishka in Melbourne. They have dhoti pants for sale each summer. Check out their website for some cool bohemian pants click here
  • I love the panel of pink that is running vertically through the Dhoti pant. Dhoti pants are versatile and can be worn in many ways. This is how I wore my Dhoti pants before – Option 1 and Option 2
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    Some gold chandelier earrings and traditional green and red (bridal bangles) arm party and a dull gold coin ring was all the bling that this outfit needed.

  • Metallic and pink chappals and a dull pink bag were a perfect accompaniment just like a pickle is to a paratha. This is how I wore this bag before click here to read the full post.
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  • Was having a good hair day when I left home however the wind had a mind of its own and by the time we shot these pics the hair had decided to bow down to the wind. So do not mind the tousled hair. 
  • A strong red lip and a big red bindi helped bring the outfit together.
  • This is a perfect outfit for Indian Work wear. Only thing I would change if wearing this outfit to work is to wear stud earrings and wear a more neutral lip colour. So all you ladies out there stock some tunic and bottom separates now. 
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Outfit Details 
Kurta- Pantaloons-Gifted by Mom-2012
Dhoti Pants- Ishka- 2012
Earrings- Really Old do not remember
Bangles- Various-Mumbai
Coin Ring-Lovisa- 2012
Chappals- Temt- 2013

Bag-Colette-Gifted by a dear friend-2012

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Concept and Styling by Sharvari P Mehan
Photography by Ankit Mehan 

So Go Desi or Go Home !!
Hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed bringing it to you. Do leave your feedback in the comments below. Have a great week ahead. 

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