7 Indian Wear Essentials For Your Office Wardrobe

By Tanvi Deshmukh

Hello everyone,

Have you ever thought, how lucky we Indians are to look as elegant in tapered trousers clubbed with a solid colour shirt having deep plunging neckline, as much as in an ethnic kurti and a long skirt? However westernized you may have become, a tad bit of ethnicity by means of clothing will reflect the aesthetic beauty of your Indian features, hence bringing out the best in you. But when I talk of Indian wear, I don’t just mean a kurta and chauridar or the traditional salwar kameez. There’s much more to it now. The designs and styles don’t just make you look fashionable, but also keep you fashionably ahead of everyone, making you a trendsetter. But before you make a decision about what to wear, have you got a wardrobe check for all the Indian wear essentials that are a must have for you? So today, we’re going to help you gather your ‘must have’ Indian wear pieces that you will need for office.

Black Beauty:

No matter what, you’re sure to look bold and beautiful when in black. Next time, you’re attracted to a heavy embroidered designer kurta, remember that is not going to help you in a crisis situation. A three quarter sleeves black chikanari kurta with a stylish neckline with a knot in the back is a piece that every girl must own. Pair it with solid colour churidhar or a printed Patiala or even a basic salwar, it’s an all rounder. And you can look stylish in just one piece over and over again. Make sure, you accessorize it with the perfect jewellery and a trendy handbag.

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Ankle Length Loose Pants:

It’s time to get quirky and trendy! Ditch your comfortable churidars and salwars and try these new Pakistani ankle length loose pants. These pants are unique and will bring in some diversity to your wardrobe. When paired with tunics, long kurtas or kaftans, you’re sure to make heads turn when you walk on the streets. If you’re the taller one in your group, add a pair of mojaris to look uber trendy, but if you’re a shorty, try a pair of slight heels to avoid looking plump.

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Leggings in all Colours:

If comfort is your concern, then a pair of leggings is something you cannot miss. Black and white leggings are a necessity for every woman’s wardrobe. Leggings are very comfortable and one such apparel that you can go in all-day-all-night. The cotton leggings complete your look when paired with a contrast coloured kurta and a printed stole. It offers the flexibility to be worn with a kurta of any length and any style.

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A Long Ethnic Skirt:

Were you the one who lusted over Alia’s bright and attractive skirts in 2 States? If you thought they were gorgeous, then why not have one in your wardrobe. Give your personal style a touch of elegance by wearing this solid colour full-length ethnic skirt. The bright red coloured ones will simply make you outshine the sun, when you step out of the house. Wear it with the black kurta or with a basic white top and scarf of your choice and play your mix and match. However, remember the most important point about this waistband skirt is its fall, so wear it right below your belly button to get the right look.

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A Heavy Embroidered Dupatta/ Stole:

A dupatta with a heavy patchwork or beautiful embroidery is also one of the must have pieces in your wardrobe. The worked dupatta adds richness and style to your dress while keeping it simple and classy. Also, a silk printed stole can be paired with a long ethnic skirt or harem pants and a sleeveless top to get the perfect Indo-Western look while keeping it trendy.

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A Silk Saree:

Sarees symbolizes the richness of Indian culture. And you cannot look any more sophisticated and Indian, than you’d when you’re draped in a saree. When you want to attend an office function, you can dress up in a silk saree with a traditional pearl or jewellery set along with an ethnic clutch. On casual days, just keep it simple with delicate necklace, as the fabric itself will be enough to make you look graceful.

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An Ethnic Jacket:

And when you get bored of seeing yourself in the same leggings and kurtas, you’ll need this one. The multi coloured ethnic jacket will add colour and style to your plain kurta. Accessorize it a bit and you’ll surely catch everyone’s eye. When you want to look your ethnic best, pair it with flared pants and a fitted kurta and we’re sure you’ll fall in love with your style. To complete your look, carry a jhola or a potli bag to add a style quotient to your outfit.

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10 thoughts on “7 Indian Wear Essentials For Your Office Wardrobe

  1. Wow… Sice u hve said them as must have.. I hve to complete the list asap… Especially the ethnic jacket.. I m dying to have one in my wardrobe.. Awesome post dear…

  2. really really good post nandini. A lot of women who like to dress up in indian wear are confused about what to wear to office. this post is super helpful. 🙂

  3. Errr..There has been a small confusion here.. This wonderful article was written by Tanvi..
    Thanks for this very interesting article Tanvi… 🙂 We would love to hear more from you!

  4. Nice post. I would love to try long skirts- Fab India perhaps..I have atleast 5 black kurtas/kurtis..just love them. It is so easy to match with black.

  5. that jacket and dupatta are just sooo gorgeous yaaaaa 🙂 i wish i find something like thta.. your post is definitely going to help a lot of ladies 🙂

  6. Thank you so much everyone 🙂 so glad you all loved the post 🙂

    @Rati: thanks a lot 🙂
    @Nandini: thanks for giving me this opportunity 🙂

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