How to achieve an Indo-Western style like Alia Bhatt from 2 States
Wearing ethnic outfits everyday can take a toll on your wallet and your wardrobe. To save you, you have indo-western styles. This is a beautiful confluence of Indian and western clothing. Pair your favourite kurti with jeans. Pair your white shirt with an Indian motif skirt. Wear hot shorts, a plain t-shirt and a funky dupatta.
Mix and match some western elements with traditional ones and you have a whole new outfit for each day. Inspired by the exquisite and vibrant wardrobe adorned by Alia Bhatt in the movie ‘2 States’, here we have 4 outfits. Kurtas for women are the most versatile item of clothing for an indo-western wardrobe.
1. Kurti with jeans
This is the classic look for any indo-western outfit. You can pair one of your favourite sleeveless Aurelia kurtis for the summer seasons with light wash jeans. This will give you a casual and chic look. If the kurti is of a vibrant colour then pair some silver or gold chunky jewellery. When you shop online, kurtis are available by the dozen. The brand Aurelia, online-e, has a very similar indo-western vibe that would match that of Alia Bhatt perfectly.
Dupattas are an easy accessory to add to any normal outfit to make it slightly ethnic. You do not need a vibrant kurti to give off an indo-western vibe. Add a beautiful printed dupatta to a neutral outfit such as a white ethnic top with jeans and add a dupatta. You can wear it as a stole or carry it over your shoulder to add some variation.
3. Palazzo Pants with Tops
Another thing she is seen wearing is skirts, however, if we take a western spin you can pair palazzo pants with ethnic prints. Pair these funky pants with plain t-shirts or tops to give a laid-back look. You can also add a denim vest over and pair some oxidised jumkas.
4. Short Kurti with jeans shorts
For the warmer months we understand that shorts can be a go-to weekend wear. For this reason, pair your most comfortable pair of denim shorts with a short kurti. This kurti can be in a bring vibrant colour of a subdued pastel. Make sure you accessorise it will with fun jewellery.
For footwear always stick to mojaris, kolhapuris or ethnic wedges. Invest in silver and brown footwear since it goes with everything. As for bags you can experiment with jholas from street vendors or leather shoulder tote bags.