“Not So Boring” Workwear Lookbook : Indian Edit

Hi everyone, Welcome back to the second part of the workwear series. I want to start this post with “Oh my God, I can’t thank you guys enough for the love you send me” vibe. I love you guys for all the amazing messages that you send my way, it gets so overwhelming for me and fills me up with so much positivity that only assures me even more that I am headed in the right direction. Thankyou for loving the last post, just keep that coming in 🙂

I know I said that this post would be up in a couple of days, and its been a week now.  I know and I seek apology. Since it’s already been too long a wait, I will straight away jump and show you my version  of “Monday to Friday Indian Workwear Lookbook”. And in case you are new here and haven’t read the “Western Edit” of the Workwear series, you can catch it here . Let’s roll in, shall we..

Printed Stoles for Mondays, Please 😉

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Stoles in check prints or aztec or anything graphic can be easily teamed up with a solid kurta and pants like I have done here. Point to note in order to make a statement look for workwear, let just one thing do the talking. As in this case, let the stole do all the talks.
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About the look : The sleeveless off white kurta is a part of my full fledge cotton layered suit , it comes with a front slit jacket over it which I happen to use in the Tuesday look that I have created down below. You guys know how much I love mixing and matching my whole wardrobe. Paired it up with cropped black wide leg pants and used the black fabric belt of the pant to clinch the stole and kurta together along the waist line to achieve a more put together look for work.
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Details !
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In case you don’t like wearing cut sleeves or showing much skin at your workplace, but you want to wear that sleeveless kurta of yours, this look can surely come handy. All you have to do is just spread the stole a little across your shoulder area, highlight that border a bit and you are sorted.
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And here’s the good old way of taking a dupatta/stole. All I am trying to say is, ditch those regular plain solid dupattas and get yourself some modern touch yet indian looking stoles. Throw them upon those solids 🙂

Slit It Out Tuesdays !

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What’s the best way to deal with a Tuesday ?? Front slits in colours and patterns that scream Indian.
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If you are soo done with those regualr kurtis and leggings/jeans look, welcome to the “Kurta over Pants” club. Yes, wearing a kurta with a legging/salwar is our proud way of doing Indian; but once in a while taking away that layered jacket front slit kurta from its suit set can be refreshing.
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Details !
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Now, this might be the most simplest look that I have created on the blog, but its definitely not boring.
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Happy Tuesday fellas !

Bottoms Up Wednesdays 🙂

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Getting half way through the week has to be in style.
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Bottoms that make a statement are such an easy peasy way to dress interestingly for work. Today the markets are flooded with indian prints on cotton pants that go well not only with kurtas/kurtis but also with tank tops and shirt blouses. Their versatility is right on point.
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Printed pants come in a variety of styles as well. This one is a cropped straight fit, which is totally apt for work scenes. But, you can get your hands on such in palazzos style, dhoti pants, even cullotes, basically whatever floats your boat 🙂 And, I am sure each style will look equally appealing and work appropriate when styled sensibly.
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About the Look : In order to achieve the current look, I used a white tank and layered it with a white button down kurta that has been my personal favourite for years now. I chose to keep it open in order to add more definition to the look. I think it worked well.

Top It Off With A Saree Thursdays 

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And it’s the happiest outfit day. An Indian work wear Thursday must include a saree, no.. a cotton saree !! FYI, this is the only the second time in my life that I attempted to drape a saree by myself. And this being a cotton one, was surely not an easy task. But, just after a couple of trials of following a youtube tutorial step by step, I found myself wrapped up like this. And, was I delighted ??
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I know it wasn’t the perfect drape but, it definitely seemed to serve my purpose at the moment. When I came up with this series in mind, the first look that I was most certain of was the “saree with a shirt look”. But then, came this high neck beauty. Why not shirt you ask?? Because, a cotton saree is something that is quite stiff and it almost gives a fluffed up look. So, in order to balance out the fluffiness of the saree , a fitted top is your way to go.
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BTW, the high neck top idea was given to me by a very dear friend; I already had this red high neck in my wardrobe but, I wasn’t quite sure of it until I tried it on. I would suggest it to all of you to give this look a try. Try your saree with a high neck, an off shoulder, a strappy top, just anything.. The uberness of such tops instantly add a modern appeal to the ages old saree wear and it almost transforms the whole way of looking at a saree.
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It is super comfortable, super good looking, super pleasant. And I refused to get out of it even after the shoot was over. It was definitely my happiest outfit ever.
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And now, I can surely say that I can wear a saree to work “monday to friday”. Try it yourself to know if you can too.

Scarfy Fridays 🙂

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How about tying all the Friday Fun around your neck??
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Quite often when we want to dress fun, we opt for the western wardrobe. Reason : Wide scope of fun dressing options. But, I think that the Indian wear can become so much fun too by adding just a couple of western inspired elements.
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Like in this particular look, I wore a basic cotton anarkali and pyjamas and gave it a whole new look altogether by adding a scarf tied around the neck and oversized glasses. I loved the vintage feel of the look.
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Now, the same scarf when worn just a little differently looked quite more Indian and blended.
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Who else is Friday ready for work ?? 🙂 Now, I know a full fledge duppatta is more Indian but, a scarf with a suit is definitely a more “Not So Boring”.
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And, of course the widely popular “Anarkali as Dress” is always to your rescue when you can’t decide what to wear to the fun day at work. Just throw upon a fun scarf and add that belt. Always working it up!

And the post comes to an end. Thankyou for being here you guys. I really hope that you enjoyed this edit as well. Looking forward to your comments and messages. Please do let me know if you liked it, also if you didn’t. Your feedback matters a lot.

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Pick your fave !
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Until next time ❤

Outfit details :

Look 1 :

Stole – Tilak Nagar Market (INR 175) , Kurta – BIBA (part of a suit set) , Pants – Jabong (quite old)

Look 2 :

Front slit kurta- BIBA (part of a suit set) , Pants – Marks & Spencers (INR 1,999)

Look 3 :

Printed Pant – Rangriti (INR 699/-) buy it here , White vest – Marks & Spencer ( INR 499 p.s. it is the softest fabric ) , White kurta worn as jacket – BIBA (very old)

Look 4 :

Saree – Gifted 🙂 , Red Top – KOOVS (INR 499/- 350) Out Of Stock

Look 5 :

Anarkali – Sangria (INR 1299/- 600) sold out , scarves – random purchases , White cotton pants – Fabindia (old purchase)

Shoe & Bags used same as in last post.

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