Desi Swag


My Favourite time of the year is here. Yes the Festive Season has dawned upon us and I am very much in Aamchi Mumbai this year. You may be surprised however I still have not had the time to head out for shopping yet as I wanted my little man to settle in before I ventured out.

Mumbai shopping scene is super dynamic and keeps changing at a rapid pace. Right from Street Shopping to High Street Brands all share a happy space in this awesome city with each enjoying its own kind of customers. So its always a win-win situation for retailers and shop owners.

Personally I love to mix it up when it comes to the clothes I wear and where I shop. As much as I love High street stores such as Zara or Vero Moda I love shopping on linking road or Irla markets whenever I am in Mumbai. I also plan to checkout some new Desi wear stores that predominantly retail online such as Missamore and Stalk Buy Love.

Being in Aamchi Mumbai takes me back to my growing up years, the fun, the family, the food and the fashion that makes this one of the best places to BE. 


So what is trending in Desi Wear in 2016 you ask! I shall be writing a separate trends report soon. However this year I have noticed has been a year of mixing different silhoettes. Pretty much everything is in trend albeit with a little twist.

The Anarkali tunic has been trending for the last couple of years and is still going strong. This year one has seen variations in its length with shorter versions that are being preferred over its floor length counter parts that were a rage last year.

Similarly teaming anarkalis with trousers or straight fit pants or shorter ankle length pants is another trend seen this year. Palazzos are my favourite and I decided to team them with my A line dress which I wore here as an Anarkali.


The Outfit of the Day- Anarkali with Palazzo Pants and Phulkari Dupatta

I shot this post in December 2015 when I was about 6 months pregnant. Obviously A- line silhoettes were super comfortable as they also hide that baby bump really well.

I wore my favourite A-line cotton dress as an Anarkali Tunic and teamed it with Palazzo Pants by Global Desi. Clashing colours and silhoettes gave this look a different vibe.

Lots of blue, purples and hint of dull gold and paisley print all came together to give this look a richer feel. I decided to wear my Phulkari Dupatta with its shimmer and multi coloured embroidery to add more drama to an already busy look. The dupatta also is what blended the whole outfit together.

I wore red pumps and kept the accesories simple by wearing self customised gold and red beaded chandelier earings. A swipe of red lipstick and a couple of coats of mascara was all that was needed to balance the outfit.


Outfit Details

Tunic Dress – Pantaloons- 2011
Palazzo Pants – Global Desi- 2014
Pumps – Payless Shoes
Phulkari Dupatta- Chandigardh-2014
Earrings- Self Customized- 2000

I hope you enjoyed today’s Outfit Post. Definitely leave me your feedback in the comments below. Have an awesome festive season ahead. Until next time keep your Desi Swag on !! 


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