Saree is the most important element not only in the culture of Odisha but all over India. It has been in fashion since ancient times, and is still considered trendy. But if you’re bored of just wearing saree the same traditional way, worry no more. Here are some interesting ways to style your saree. So, take that saree out of your mom’s wardrobe and amp up your saree game!
1. Put a shrug on
Drape your saree as usual, but wrap your pallu around your neck like a stole. Layer a waist-length shrug above the saree. Give your silhouette more definition by tying a belt around your waist. Accessorize well with a pair of block heels and a small handbag.
You can also use a long kurta-shrug. For that, drape your saree the traditional way; layer it with the long kurta shrug. Complete your look with long silver or oxidized neckpiece and a sling bag. It gives a very casual yet chic look.
2. Suit it up
Now wear your favorite saree to your office, because why not! Pick a solid colored chiffon/georgette saree and wear it with a black blouse. To give it a formal look, put on a well-fitted black blazer. Accessorize it well with a long neck chain and a classic wrist watch. Go for black pumps and a black boxy baguette bag, to get a more formal-chic look.
3. Pants at the bottom
Wear your saree with a pair of fitted pants, jeggings or even denims! For this, start pleating one end of the saree and tuck it in your pants. Take the saree around your waist like you usually drape but just once. This leaves space for your legs to show your favorite pants. Pin the pallu on to your shoulder. You can even wear a crop top instead of the regular blouse. Complete the look with statement necklace. You can also tie a belt to accentuate your waistline.
4. Layer it up with a Jacket
It’s well said that jacket is the jack of all fashion outfits. Wear your saree with either a short or a long ethnic jacket. You can keep the buttons open or even button it up to make your look more elegant. Complete your look with statement earrings and an elegant clutch or a sling bag.
You can even pair your saree with a denim jacket for a more casual look. Pair it with a pair of sporty sneakers and sunglasses. This is one of the most daring yet inspirational indo-western looks.
Saree is the most basic and versatile item in one’s wardrobe. You can play around with the draping styles and mix-match with all your other western tops and bottoms. So, keep on experimenting and slay your saree look.