The saree is a staple piece in every Indian woman’s wardrobe, regardless of how often you wear it. For me, it’s something that I am always looking to reinvent season after season, year after year.
I am always asked for my opinion on sarees and their presence in everyone’s wardrobes. But that’s a lengthy topic for another time, here are some fun ways you can wear your sarees without much hassle!
LOOK 1 – The Cool Jacket Layer
WHAT – The Cool Jacket Layer
HOW – Add a sporty jacket to your saree and wear it with the sleeves pushed up or just drape it over your shoulder loosely.
WHERE – Great for college or casual events
LOOK 2 – The Corset Belt
WHAT – The Corset Belt
HOW – Add an oversized belt over the pallu to define the fall. Use a plain belt over a printed saree and pair it with a tube top as a blouse.
WHERE – A stand out look for events such as art exhibitions or gallery openings
LOOK 3 – The Ever-Ready Bridesmaid Look
HOW – A variation of the belted saree, tie a fanny pack around your waist to keep the saree in place and for storing all your essentials.
WHERE – The perfect accessory for your BFF’s wedding!
LOOK 4 – The Half Drape
WHAT – The Half Drape
HOW – Drape the saree normally; once pleated, pull up the pleats on one side and tighten the pallu accordingly. Wear it with a simple tank and some denim for the ultimate desi-grunge look!
WHERE – Wear it to college and turn heads with this look!
LOOK 5 – The Gutsy Knot
WHAT – The Gutsy Knot
HOW – Drape the saree casually over your shoulder like a shawl and tie it at the front. Wear a pullover or a sweater as the blouse to get this look.
WHERE – Perfect for cold weather events or evening soirées.
LOOK 6 – The Cold Weather Saviour
WHAT – The Cold Weather Saviour
HOW – Tired of holding your pallu everywhere? Drape it like a scarf and be hassle free.
WHERE – Ideal for a sangeet, where you can dance the night away without worrying about your outfit.
LOOK 7 – The Elegant Trench Look
WHAT – The Elegant Trench Look
HOW – Wear a casual saree with a denim trench for a cool and put-together ensemble.
WHERE – A creative look for brunch with your girls
LOOK 8 – The Dupatta Drape
WHAT – The Dupatta Drape
HOW – Give your pallu a twist by pulling it across your shoulders like a dupatta for a somber and sophisticated look.
WHERE – Great for family events or office parties, where you can make an elegant statement.
LOOK 9 – The Cool-Girl Cap
WHAT – The Cool-Girl Cap
HOW – This look’s the simplest, really! Finding a cap and saree that go together, will be the ultimate challenge.
WHERE – A standout look for casual events
That’s all folks! Which were your favourite looks? Let me know your thoughts and what more you would like me to write about in the comments section. If you try out any of these looks, make sure you tag me on Instagram @masabagupta and use #FolksOfMasaba!