The world is surely becoming a smaller place to hang out. We travel for work or leisure, we pick up a few new traits from other countries and leave a few of our own. We represent our culture and become style icons of our own country. This has led to a major indulgence and increase in love for our roots.
The scope of this trending connection has caught up with the fashion territory too. Indian textiles have been an underrated area of interest for a long time. But no more. With Ikkat, Kalamkari, Phulkari and block-printing being showcased at runways and fashion stores, the fascination to sport them have taken over the modern market.
When it comes to hues, Indigo, in particular has succeeded in becoming a culturally rich colour. The colour has a history dating back to the history of our country itself.
Let us take you through the scope Indigo extends towards our daily dressing. Bathe in the hues of Indigo with us.
Dip your work wardrobe in shades of Indigo, a worthy corporate ally. From shirts to tunics and tailored full piece attires, it lends a royal touch to your ensemble. Pick up a dual tone, indigo tinted shirt and go for collar variants to don an interesting look. Just a plain indigo slip dress is enough for you girls to fit right through the corporate radar.
Celebrate the spirit of being free on your weekend getaways and travel expeditions with a hint of indigo in your luggage. A shade known to own your attire will be a lit addition to your travel bag. Bold indigo shirts styled with a pair of jeans, chinos or shorts surely will be your staple favourite. Breezy silhouette dresses, or an overall monotone indigo selection with a jacket, trousers and a basic tee paired with sneakers will enhance the casual vibe.
Your wardrobe is surely incomplete without a statement piece of printed clothing. Why do we say that? Look around, it’s raining prints all over! Kalamkari, Batik, Ikat and so many more prints are steaming up the market. Choose a statement piece – a printed tunic, a shirt or a pair of trousers, and team it with lighter tones for an effortless combo. A white tank top with a printed pair of trousers and grey chinos with a printed shirt makes a great combination too.
Art, as we all know, is an important facet of life and we find it inscribed in all the cultures. Open your wardrobes to the idea of cross-culture dressing by fusing clothing from different cultures and creating a contemporary twist. Experiment with fine-constructed jackets, flowy silhouette, baggy blouses, tunics, straight-fit trousers, freestyle-overalls and tailored pants to create interesting looks.
A mix and match kind of blend is surely the way to go in the current setting.
Parties and social gatherings are all about standing out from the crowd. In a sea of shimmers and sequences, a strong colour like indigo will help leave an impression. Go ahead and dive-in to pick pieces in indigo to gain all the attention at the party. A colour that imparts a royal touch. Dresses, gowns, kurtas and two-piece suits in indigo are a major hit for the parties. The vibrant hues mixed with the charm of sequence and shimmer will also never fail to impress.
Indigo has always been a colour of richness and confidence. Explore the colour with numerous prints, patterns, textures, styles and fabrics and we are sure it would soon turn into your wardrobe’s most trustworthy friend.
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