Mix it Up

The wedding season is back and my facebook newsfeed is filled with wedding pictures of friends and acquaintances. Wedding can become a challenging affair especially if you are woman. And in this day and age when all the pictures from all weddings are up on your facebook album, repeating clothes in consecutive weddings is a crime. I had made the mistake of wearing the anarkali I wore to one of the functions at my sister’s wedding to a friend’s wedding and almost everybody I knew at the wedding commented how they had already seen me wearing this – courtesy the facebook album. It was then that I decided that I would never repeat my wedding clothes – atleast not for consecutive weddings. Now now – that does not mean that I decided to shop before every wedding! I decided to mix and match stuff to be able to reuse some of my clothes and make them into absolutely new attire for a wedding. This look is one such experiment.





Black Blouse & Pink Dupatta – Custom Made
Black Palazzo – Zara
Slip Ons – Catwalk

For this look I paired this gorgeous embroidered top that my mom got custom made for me from Delhi with my black palazzo from Zara. I paired it with a bright pink heavy dupatta to add a pop of colour. If you do not mind wearing black to weddings (I don’t) this is a perfect look. The pink adds a pop of colour. The black embroidered top is so heavy that it requires no accessories. You can wear some heavy earrings – I chose not to cause I wanted to keep it simple. I paired it with a black palazzo instead of black skirt because I wanted to give the quintessential ethnic look a twist. This combination is a definite head turner and makes you stand out in the vicinity of lehengas and sarees.

Some tip for you: You probably have a heavy blouse yourself – your wedding lehenga’s blouse. Or a saree blouse?! Team that up with a similar/contrasting solid colour skirt. If your blouse is red with golden work – team it with a red or a golden skirt. Use a golden dupatta and accessories depending on how heavy or light do you want to keep it. And if you really want to stand out – team it with palazzos instead of a skirt.

So go ahead – open your wardrobe and give it another look. Take the concept of Mix-and-Match to another level! Tell me – did you like this look?


  1. Fathima

    Hey Ankita,

    New to your blog here and I love it!! ^_^ I was in Bangalore a month back and I frigging love that place! 🙂 I can understand why you are bangalored, I aspire to be bangalored soon too!

    Anyways, I do have a question to ask to the resident Bangalore expert,

    I am in need to buy some ethnic wear for my brother’s wedding, and I have heard that you can get pretty cheap but stylish ethnic wear (lehenga,sarees, mainly) from Banglore, but It would be a great help if you could give me a few pointers as to where exactly to look at. I know comm street would be a good place to start, but having been there once, I know how vast it is, and I know It’d be like searching for a zari thread in a haystack if I go without prior research!

    Thanks in advance! 🙂

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