As you might know 15th August was the Indian Independence Day. Since it was a long weekend this time almost everybody I know had decided to go out of town for a quick weekend trip. But I did get to celebrate at work the next day where we had a mini celebration with everyone showing up in traditional Indian clothes. I wore a sari! Its definitely fun to see folks you’ve only seen in business suits dressed up in bright and vibrant Indian colors.
I love wearing saris and I’ll take any opportunity to wear one. The fun thing about saris is that you can wear it in a gazillion different ways. I’d originally planned to drape this one Bengali style but unfortunately I have no idea how to do that and I didn’t have time to go to a beauty parlor and get someone to help.
Though this sari came with its matching blouse piece in the same color, I didn’t even bother to get that made as I know I would probably never wear it with that. Its way more fun to pair it with a contrasting blouse. I choose my black blouse and matched my bindi to it! 🙂
Even though a saree is a traditional outfit you can make it fun in various ways. It can be paired with crop tops instead of a normal blouse, can be worn in tons of different ways and you can even play with fun jewelry. I decided to wear a choker with this one because..well I’m obsessed with chokers right now and also why not? It seemed like a fun option.
Indian clothes are lovely, and if you find a saree too difficult to handle please check out these beautiful lehengas. They are to die for! I draped this saree myself but if I’m going for a wedding or a more formal occasion I always go to a parlor to get it draped professionally. So try that if you’re having trouble.