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Arpita Kala, Hindustan Times
April 12, 2014
Go global with your outfit to make merry this Baisakhi. Vintage blouses doubling up as crop tops, palazzo and cigarette pants instead of the usual salwaar and phulkari dupattas as wrap-around skirts — we tell you how to be chic yet traditional. Boys can also join the fusion bandwagon by ­­jazzing up their style. Waistcoats with neon-hued piping and phulkari stoles are ideal to add a dash of festive flavour to the ensemble. Here are four looks that you can rock at the Baisakhi party.


Choose an easy-breezy sari if you want to do things differently. Wear it over a fitted top and pin the pallu where the pleats are. Add some drama with bold gold ear-cuffs. Guys can make a statement in an elegant kurta pajama paired with a waist coat and open-toed


Wear your crop top as a blouse and throw the pallu around your neck. Finish up with a peppy-hued long coat. Guys, indulge in colour-play with a vibrant turban to jazz up your look. You can experiment with tie-dye or prints, too.


If you are game for some quirk, wrap around your bright phulkari dupatta as a skirt. Throw on a zari blouse as a crop top and fashion some cute raver buns. A phulkari potli and anklets are ideal accessories for this look. Dapper dudes can pair their cigarette pants with a kurta and throw on a phulkari dupatta for some desi tadka.


Team up your kurta with voluminous palazzo pants for a glam fusion. A simple side braid adds to the look. Love to make a statement, with colours, boys? Just pair your monotone outfit with a waistcoat with neon-hued piping and add a pop of colour with your turban.

concept & styling: Shara Ashraf models:
Harpal, Yla, Yaona & Arjun
coordination: Vogati Talent photo:
Raajessh Kashyap & Waseem Gashroo
props and phulkari dupatta:
saris: Anuradha Ramam, Sea green suit: Madsam Tinzin, menswear: Study by Janak & 1469
ear cuff:
Monica Sharma
Puja Taluja & Tasneem Subzwari