Cracking The Code: How to Style Winter Ethnic Wear

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Cracking The Code: How to Style Winter Ethnic Wear

Get out of your winter style rut with these celebrity-inspired looks!

One peek into our wardrobe and we’d realize how we women just cannot get enough of our traditional outfits. During the summers, a crisp white cotton kurti teamed up with a pair of flared palazzo pants makes for a chic, breezy ensemble. But it is during the chilly months when our flair for indian clothing is on the edge! Styling winter ethnic wear is a challenge and we are here to help you crack the code!

Kareena Kapoor Khan - Winter Ethnic Wear
Kareena Kapoor Khan Slaying in a Saree paired up with a Chic Blazer

For our unanimous love for ethnic wear, here are 12 gorgeous, celebrity-inspired ways you can style traditional outfits even during the winter months.

Winter Ethnic Wear: Blazer Edition

Look Ethereal in a White Blazer

Sonam Kapoor Ahuja has taken her winter ethnic wear game up a notch in a classic all-white monochrome look. Pairing up a statement white blazer with a long A-line shiny white kurta, the actress hit it off in absolute style. We love the plunging neckline and slick, white flared palazzos.

Ace Winter Ethnic Wear in a Silk Maxi Skirt

Styling a maxi skirt is never easy as it suits differently on diverse body types. Kill it in a winter ethnic wear look like Sonakshi Sinha! Pair up a structured dark-colored coat with a silky, flowy, bright-hued maxi skirt. This look goes great with brushed-back, hair tied up in a slick low ponytail.

Neon Blazer for the Win

Take cues from style goddess, Rhea Kapoor and rock a chic winter ethnic wear look in neon, fluorescent green shade! Styling a lehenga gets boring after a while, with the same old embellished blouse and traditional jewelry. Instead, pair it up with a tight neon blazer, accessorize with a bold, glossy necklace and you are good to go!

Say it With a Warm, Chic Shawl

A chic, uber-pretty shawl can glam up any look. Here is Kangana Ranaut slaying in a beautiful grey shawl layered over an equally gorgeous white embroidered salwar-kameez pair. Create a cool retro look by wearing your hair in a low bun and acing your eye makeup game with the perfect winged eyeliner.

Wondering how to wear sweater with a salwar suit? Ace this winter ethnic look like Sonam Kapoor Ahuja by layering a long solid sweater with your favorite salwar suit.

Sonam K Ahuja - How to wear sweater with salwar suit

Let Your Jacket do the Talking

Six Yards of Sheer Grace

No Indian woman can think of ethnic wear without having her favorite saree on her the mind all the time. Judging by trends, styling a saree in the winter months can get complicated. Here is Sara Ali Khan solving our dilemma by pairing up a simple but gorgeous white saree with a long plaid jacket. Her unique brown leather belt amps up the game up a notch!

Hit it Off in a Monochrome Look

Want to take a more sophisticated dive into styling winter ethnic wear? Hit it off like Karisma Kapoor in a fully monochrome ethnic look. Pair up a long statement monochrome jacket matching your saree and let a chic belt come to the rescue. Round off the look with a smart clutch.

Invest in a Traditional Embroidered Jacket

Sonam Kapoor Ahuja is here to slay again! Traditional printed or embroidered jacket has been ruling the ethnic outerwear market for a while now but pairing it up with a matching saree requires some planning! So, instead of buying it at the store, get one tailored that matches your outfit perfectly.

Layer a glam ethnic jacket like a blouse with a matching saree. This is a perfect look for family gatherings and festivals where you want to look extra-edgy at your ethnic best! Glam up the look

Speaking of Jackets, Pair One with a Lehenga

Jackets are our one-stop solution during the winter months but have you ever thought about pairing them up with an embroidered lehenga? Get yourself an extra-long, super showy jacket and layer it over your favorite lehenga like Deepika Padukone here and ace the winter ethnic wear trend!

Slay Winter Ethnic Wear Look in a Leather Jacket

A statement leather biker jacket goes hand in hand with the chilly air in the winter months. Cannot seem to wrap your head around how to style one as winter ethnic wear? Take hints from Sonam Kapoor and gracefully pair it up with a gorgeous lehenga.

Accessorize with chic black sunnies and amp up your game with a pair of white sneakers. This look might seem too bold at first but this is as rebel as it gets!

Casual Ethnic Wear is a Thing?

Get Yourself a Matching Shrug

Your everyday winter ethnic wear options just got improved! When the weather is not super chilly, this look is as comfortable as it is chic. Pair up a co-ord maxi skirt set with a long shrug. Spruce up the look by going for trendy bell sleeves, latest prints like polka dots and boho chic jewelry like Sonakshi Sinha.

Winter Ethnic Wear With a Casual Twist

Bored of the regular styles? Get yourself dressed up in the winter ethnic wear look with a twist. Here is Yami Gautam slaying in a saree with a long mustard shrug layered over.

Take it Up a Notch With a Fusion Look

Let your showy, embroidered traditional bandhgala jacket to serve as a glam top in a fusion look like Gauhar Khan here. Wear your bandhgala over the saree and tighten it with a belt across your waist. Go for a single color palette when opting for this look.

Fashion is all about creating your own personal style and showing it off with flair. Wearing traditional outfits in winter can be quite a conundrum but with a pinch of confidence and our celebrity style guide, you will absolutely ace this trend. Which of these looks do you like the most? Let us know in the comments!

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