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 colours.
(Also hope you know you can buy some of the unique saris we make?)
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.