I am from Assam, a beautiful state in the north eastern part of India. Festivities are in the air at the moment as we are celebrating the Assamese New Year called Bihu.
On the occasion of Bihu, me and two of my blogger buddies got together to try out something experimental- an Indian attire with a twist.
It was quite challenging for me at first because the concept was new and so not the kind that I would usually wear. But again, what is life without challenges, eh? So, I took up the challenge and put together this Indian attire with western fusion and must say, it was fun doing something unusual for a change!
To tell you more about my look of the day I have to go a bit into the details of traditional Assamese attire. We wear a Mekhala (a skirt that we pleat in the front and tuck in), a Chador (an over-sized stole) and a blouse (kind of a crop top, mostly front open). The beauty of this attire is that it’s entirely handcrafted. The one I am wearing is hand woven mulberry silk with intricate golden patterns.
You will be a better judge of my styling of the day, but I am definitely biased towards the beauty and richness of the fabrics!
I know all my Indian readers would definitely relate to the description but I am trying to be as detailed as possible for my international readers, who probably wouldn’t have much idea about Indian outfits! 🙂
For the styling part I tried a fusion of Indian and western elements. I wore an all black western outfit and then used two ‘Chadors‘, one in blue and one in off-white. I used to blue Chador to create a pleated asymmetric skirt with one leg of the jeans showing and used the off-white one as a stole. I wore a golden belt and some golden jewellery to match the golden details of the outfit. That pretty much completes my festive look of the day.
As I mentioned in the beginning of the post, this outfit post is a part of my collaboration with two beautiful fashion bloggers from Assam. Bloggers Pongkhi and Priyanka created their version of fusion outfits which you simply can’t miss. Check out Prettily Petite and Love Curvy Me for festive look inspiration.
I hope you enjoyed my Indian attire today. I wish all my Assamese readers a very happy Rongali Bihu and a very happy new year to all the Indian who are celebrating. For the rest of the world, enjoy your weekend my loves! 🙂
Shirt : Allen Solly / Jeans and Shoes : Dorothy Perkins / Belt : Zaful / Bracelet : Rosegal / / Ear Rings and silk stoles : Local shops in India