If you think that traditional gold, silver and Kundan jewellery can be worn only with ethnic outfits like sarees, lehengas and anarkalis, then think again, because you couldn’t be more wrong. That’s right ladies; you don’t have to wait for Dusshera, Diwali or weddings to wear your precious jewellery. You can wear them with everyday western outfits as well. In fact, wearing traditional jewellery with western outfits is in vogue right now, with the style divas of Bollywood are opting for a fusion look and wearing Kundan necklaces, chandbalis, maang tikkas and Kamarbandhs with western ensembles.
The trick here is to choose the right kind of jewellery to pair with the right outfit. Here are some tips and tricks to master the art of wearing traditional jewellery with western outfits:
1. Kundan necklace with dresses:
While I won’t deny that the intricate pieces of Kundan necklace look best when worn with ethnic outfits, but with a little care, you can wear them with western dresses as well. Pair them with elegant gowns, especially neck-baring off shoulder dresses and little black dresses for a head-turner look. However, it is advisable to not overdo your look by wearing Kundan earrings as well.
2. Maang tikkas and maatha pattis as hair accessories:
Maang tikkas and maatha pattis are coming back in a big way. Yes, you mostly wear them at weddings with lehengas and shararas, but that doesn’t mean that you cannot rock them with western outfits with an equal elan. Maang tikkas and maatha pattis make for great hair accessories. With just one single piece, you can change your hairstyle and add an edge to your overall look.
3. Statement Jhumkas and baalis to compliment your look:
Every girl has at least a pair of statement jhumkas and baalis in her jewellery box which she probably takes out only for weddings and family functions. Now, it’s time to change the way you wear jhumkas.
You can and SHOULD wear your much-loved jhumkas and baalis with western dresses, just like how Sonam Kapoor carries her baalis with this chic gown.
4. Bracelets to add a boho-chic vibe to your look:
While simple bracelets are perfect for daily wear, but you can always opt for stacked or cuff bracelets in gold or silver for the days when you want to make maximum impact. They inject an instant elegance to your work as well as play attire.
5. Anklets to make your simple footwear look glamorous:
Anklets are a perfect accessory to pair with cropped jeans, cut-off shorts and even cocktail dresses. Worn best with sandals and stilettos, ankle bracelets are one of the simplest ways to make your footwear look more glamorous. With numerous jewellery offers on Voonik available online, finding a chic anklet that goes well with your boyfriend style jeans won’t be difficult any longer.
A Kamarbandh is one of the cutest accessories a woman can wear. It beautifully accentuates your waist like no other accessory can. Although they are usually worn with lehengas and low waist sarees, but it will be definitely interesting to pair it with low waist jeans or a skirt and crop top. You can even wear it with fitted maxi gowns as well.
So ladies take out those stunning and elegant jewellery pieces and flaunt them with élan with western ensembles. However, it is advisable not to pair your traditional jewellery with prints. Keep things as simple as possible so that your jewellery has a chance to stand out and make a classy statement.