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Breaking Rules : Urbanising Traditional Styles!
The classic misconception of style articulates one to be in a position to splurge on expensive, branded fashion and lifestyle, but that’s a baloney. Style is the science of comprehending tones, textures, fabrics, silhouettes, aesthetics and accessories, and being able to play with the same in a way that defines personal style. Style is earned.
For years we’ve been conditioned to celebrity-styles or those of fashion influencers, restraining comfort and personal preferences from the ideal definitions. With repetitive emphasis on individual sense of being and the digitalisation of our every move, acquiring a bare sense of style isn’t difficult; all the inspiration one needs is a swipe away on Instagram.
One such trend of ‘Breaking the Rules’ found its throne beautifully amongst people. What was sought to be disastrous, blossomed in rich, sensuous styles, varied creative lookbooks that has inspired millions. Rules of patterns clash, colour blocking flourished immensely, but have you broken rules with ethnic wear? A leather jacket with saree or white sneakers with sequin cape? Or maybe pair exquisite urban-chic jewellery with traditional ‘aarti’ sarees and bindis? Not yet?
In India, paralleling sarees with elegance and grace has abstained women to tweak and create more styles. It’s surprising how a piece as staple and and as versatile as a saree has yet not witnessed innovative styling; the quest is an age-old one, we’ve been trying some unusual looks, but they fade away once off the runway.
Imagine what it’d be like to wear a saree with a bob hairdo, a halter blouse and mesmerising semi-precious stone chokers? Paints a rebellious picture?
Well, Fashion loves rebels.
Look at how these three women experiment with sarees paired with handcrafted, statement neckpieces by StyleAura, accentuating their personal styles in a rather traditional ensemble.
StyleAura is a studio for the evolved. The prowess lies in crafting natural stone jewellery, vibrations of which resonate high frequency energy resulting in stunning jewellery with holistic healing benefits.
Kasavu’s sophisticated white and gold medley has, forever now, been paired with gold jewellery resulting in a mundane look for years; get out of the box and team it with a long black Onyx and gold Baruk neckpiece adorned with a gorgeous natural druzy pendant for a much refreshing, stunning style that’s bound to make you stand out in the crowd.
The combination of black and white, and on cotton has and will be everlasting. Let us highlight a tad bit of maroon-red to it, sounds good? Check out the silver pearl baruks chain donning a red agate pendant that positions the idea of cotton sarees to a dinner party, just about perfect.
We believe structured sarees can be slightly tricky to pull off by every woman, given the body contours, but say you teamed it with an in-vogue shaded red onyx with tassel satin chandelier drop choker to up your fashion game in a way that hasn’t seen light yet.
Coming to fluid silhouettes in vibrant pop colours, a turquoise blue with bubble-gum pink seems a risky affair. Both bright, both quirky, it could be confusing as to which one dominates. Need not worry, because ladies, it’s all about stepping out of your comfort zone and experimenting. Check out how beautifully well the StyleAura’s natural purple pink druzy choker with gold phulkari beads compliments this turquoise blue satin-silk saree. And the bob hairdo gets all the heads turning.
Liquid love, that’s what silk blends are. One could simply get on with a silk blend contemporary saree, but accentuating and adding personal style is what fashion is all about. Take a good look at the 3 layer black onyx choker embellished with orange baruk choker on this ultra chic persimmon orange saree; a promisingly breathtaking sight!
Some women still prefer delicate, feminine colours and styles. We hear you! The idea it to blend your preferences with the ongoing trend. All the dainty hearts, flaunt an eccentric green agate set with gold druzy beads, with soft English colours, for a subdued yet sophisticated look.
Women, don’t shy away, don’t hesitate to experiment with all things pretty, all that lures you, for we can vouch that you’ll nail the look, have all heads in the room turning and have a million compliments (some even under their breaths). So, shall we break the rules?
- Shreeya Bohra (Photographer, Stylist, Writer)
Concept and Jewellery - StyleAura
Models - Kalpana Komal, Nirmala Balakrishnan and Priya Kulkarni
Photography - Shreeya Bohra
Location - Serenity