Take a look at a couple of ways to build an ethnic wear capsule wardrobe that'll bring back the joy of rewearing our favourite outfits
Ethnic wear peppered with trinkets or laced with delicate borders has always been a staple in our wardrobes. A lot of this, today, comprises kruta sets, kurtis, gorgeous long anarkalis, lehengas and saree blouses, which often don't see the light of the day till an occasion props up. And even then, we restrict it with age-old pairing patterns. But now no more! Let us look at a couple of ways to build an ethnic wear capsule wardrobe that'll bring back the joy of rewearing our favourite outfits.
But before, we deep dive into it, what's a capsule wardrobe, you ask? See below!
What exactly is a Capsule Wardrobe?
It is a limited collection of clothes that complement each other. The idea is to essentially cut the clutter and limit the wardrobe to pieces that are timeless and classic. Wear the items in a classic collection in several ways to make fashion statements!
According to research, people use only 20% of their wardrobe 80% of the time. They continue to wear more comfortable clothes and tend to miss the rest.
It allows you to create many distinct looks from a limited number of pieces.
Tips on how to rewear your favourite ethnic wear outfits
Combine and contrast
Mix and match complementary pieces with various ethnic items. For example, black and white churidars go well with most kurtas. For a pop of colour, try mixing neons with muted shades or even upcycyling your old Bandhani saree into a duppata to well with neutral tones and whites. Take a page from Sara Ali Khan's book to nail a look like this.
Invest in accessories like belts and kamar bandhs that can be wore over long kurtas and jeans to make a desi look go from basic to fabulously stylish. Do this with saree blouses paired with contrasting drapes. Pictured below is one of Binks' oldest customers, Anusha, who's done the same.
Choose dynamic footwear
Sure, we've seen the saree and sneaker combination a million times, but it's also a great way to stay comfortable while donning ethnic wear. Pair white sneakers with lehengas, throw on a white shirt and voila, you have a whole new look.
Marry different silhouettes
Ethnic wear is versatile as it can be readily matched with other items of clothing. You should be able to style all items in your capsule collection in various ways and for multiple settings.
To select an item, consider its fabric, quality, and other characteristics such as length, silhouette, and sleeve style. You should also consider the ease of cleaning and maintaining the item.
You should find it easy to combine an item with other items in terms of colour, pattern, and occasion. You should also be able to wear them throughout the year, irrespective of the seasons.
Your capsule wardrobe will help save money and enhance your experience of dressing stylishly in Indian clothes. Customise your ethnic wear outfits to accommodate all varieties of seasons and occasions.
To get the best look from the items in your collection, ensure that they fit you perfectly. The clothes you wear should neither be too tight nor too loose. It is best if you try the clothing items before making the purchase. Get them altered to get a comfortable fit. Of course, if you've gotten your clothes tailor-made from Binks, you already know that we offer a Free Lifetime Alteration service. Know more about us here: getbinks.com
Binks is a personal fashion brand for urban Indian women. You can now visit the Binks website to design tailor-make outfits from scratch. You can also recreate styles from the comfort of your home. Click here to learn how to update your wardrobe with Binks.