Gone are the days of our childhood when we could trust our mothers to lay out the ideal ensemble for a day out. Adulthood comes with its fair share of decision fatigue and wearing the same outfit everyday might be advocated by media moguls but it’s hardly a feasible idea for us fashionistas. Here are a few mix and match style rules to help make the process of putting together that perfect outfit a whole lot easier!
1) Comfort is key
Probably the most important rule of mixing and matching is to remember that comfort is imperative! Comfort gives you the much-needed confidence you need to rock your unique outfit. Urmi Daga of What Wear How shows off her excellent summer style by pairing a kurta and a midi skirt, an unusual combination that can be thrown on for a casual outing, work or a dinner party.
2) Print on print
Remember all those style blogs that warned you against using more than one print in your entire outfit? We’re kissing that boring advice goodbye and climbing aboard the print on print train! Print mixing is not just for the models in magazines; take chances by picking similar looking, subtle prints that complement each other. This style blogger’s mix of kantha work ad block print has left us fascinated!
3) The Indo-Western combination
Combining Indian and Western attire is a lot like assembling a dream team; you get the best of both worlds! Go crazy with lehengas and tee shirts, or saree blouses and jeans.
This street style mix of colours is the perfect example of Indo-Western done right and we’re loving the bright pink patialas paired with the basic tee. Don’t forget to pile on the accessories; from chunky bracelets to ethnic necklaces, there’s no end to the creativity.
4) The saree solution
Our style favourite, the saree can’t be left out with all this talk of mix and match. You could play it safe and try out different blouse designs or take it a step further and pile on the layers with a jacket or even a funky scarf.
5) Stop, crop and wear
Who would have thought that the crop top would turn out to be one of the most versatile items in your closet? Don’t stick to wearing it with a pair of denims, it works great as an alternative to a lehenga blouse and even better on a pair of palazzos.
Ready for some mix and match? Check these cool casual styles that will help you do just that.
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