The Indian wardrobe is longer just Indian. Let’s face it, we all have a wide collection of Western clothes, accessories, and shoes.In this part of the world we can’t help it either. Western clothes are worn more often and frankly on a daily basis but Indian clothes are usually reserved for more special and religious occasions. Indian clothes, especially if reserved mainly for limited use, can be a bit challenging. There are a few wardrobe must-haves that will keep you prepared for whatever comes by. We’ve all encountered situations where we have to attend a spontaneous event but even with a closet full of clothes we have nothing to wear! It’s not that we don’t have enough clothes but rather that we don’t have the right ones. So keep in mind that it’s important to own a few essentials or have them easily available to you so that you are correctly dressed for every occasion. The right elements are an important part of every person’s wardrobe so don’t let your closet be without them.
THE BLACK SHOES
Black shoes, whether a traditional pair of mojris or not, are essential and widely versatile. They’ll not only go with every outfit but carry over well from daytime to evening looks.
THE BLACK BAG
Unless you just don’t carry bags, for whatever reason, you will most likely already have a black purse of some sort in your closet. It definitely goes a long way and is something you just can’t be without.
THE SARI COLLECTION
There is a lot that can be said about a sari collection. Basically, be sure to include a decent blend of everything from casual cottons to fine silks. Don’t leave out the embroidered party wears and sheer chiffons. Find saris that suit your taste and saris for every occasion. Try new and innovative contemporary looks and customize your choli by adjusting the sleeve size, neckline, and adding strings to the back.
THE VERSATILE CHURIDAR KURTA
No matter what anyone says, churidars don’t go out of style! Especially, right now when they’re pouring off the racks and in forms of anarkalis or paired with short kurtas.
THE ADAPTABLE KURTI
The kurti, all though it may have lost it’s craze from a few years ago, is still a great hit. Pair it with jeans for a casual yet stylish look. It’s the perfect piece of fusion wear and blends both contemporary with traditional.
WEDDING WEAR AND SPECIAL OCCASIONS
For weddings and special occasions be sure to keep some lavish outfits on hand such as party wear saris, extravagant lenghas, regal shararas and ghararas, and beautiful and flattering chaniya cholis.
Gold is better when embellished with stones but plain gold pieces will accentuate any outfit and go with everything. If you prefer to match, then create for yourself a collection of matching sets for every outfit.
DON’T BE WITHOUT BANGLES
Matching glass bangles will complete every outfit.
These are some basics that no wardrobe should be without! Don’t see something here that you believe is an essential?? Just leave a comment to add it to this list! Remember, the right elements are important to every wardrobe so if you’re prepared now you’ll always be prepared for whatever occasion comes your way.
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