Pair Your Jewellery in Fun, Fusion Ways
A lot has happened in the country recently. With the demonetisation in progress, liquid cash to indulge in that new jewellery set may be a little on the low now. With the wedding season coming up and all those pre-wedding parties that you have planned, you don’t want to be caught without something interesting to wear. How about working with what you have but pairing them with something completely unexpected.
Perhaps one of the most common pieces of jewellery we all have stashed away for those large functions is a Kundan work necklace. These necklaces, with its mix of coloured stones and very characteristic shape, work really well with A-line and figure hugging solid colour dresses. Think white dress, with red and gold Kundan necklace around your neck. A deep neck evening gown in green will be beautifully offset with a gold and green Kundan necklace too. Choose to go with either a multi-tiered necklace or a solid choker.
Heavy earrings in the form of jhumkas are also an essential part of any jewellery collection. Teaming them up with a lacy white top, or a collared white shirt can give your look a wonderful pick-me-up. Solid coloured gowns, or those with colours that complement the primary stone in your necklace will make you stand out. To add in a touch of glamour, pile all your hair over a single shoulder to reveal the earring and all its beauty.
Have a set of gold anklets with you but are unsure of what to do with them? Break the stereotype that anklets are meant to be worn only with Indian attire. Delicate single strand anklets with one small, or multiple small charms make for wonderful accessories when worn with short dresses and pumps. If you are wearing a gown with long side slit then these anklets highlight your legs even better.
Have a collection of maang tikkas and are at a loss on what to do? Simple—if you have a heavy maang tikka, pair it with a dress or gown that does not have too many colours or does not shimmer too much. This creates the perfect offset. Add to that some good eye make-up and you will find yourself transformed in the most gorgeous of ways. Alternately if you have a delicate maang tikka, pair it along with a dress that is glamorous and bright. Contrasts always work well.
Bangles and kadas are a part of our ethnic jewellery collection. Besides the ghaghras and the sarees that we like to club these with, they go extremely well with long sleeved dresses or shirts. Plain gowns get that touch of glamour when you pair them with kadas.
These are some of the ways in which you can bring together the most unlikely of ethnic jewellery with western wear. You give your jewellery a whole new look, and in the process look completely in sync with the latest of trends.