The best thing about Indian clothes is that it can look so incredibly unique. But the worst thing about it is that because it’s so unique, it’s hard to wear again because people will remember it. Not to mention, buying an outfit here costs so. much. money!! So to spend that much on an outfit for someone else’s wedding…don’t even get me started.
So when I made this lengha for my cousins wedding last summer, I definitely knew I wanted to be able to recycle it into another outfit.
To make this a re-use & recycle outfit, my starting point was with the material. The print is bold enough to make up for the sequence and beading that’s typically on a lengha skirt, but simple enough to wear anywhere outside of an Indian wedding.
Next, I made sure to keep the skirt just long enough to wear with flats instead of high heels because I wear flats everyday. And if I want to wear this skirt any other day, I’m going to want to wear it with flats.
And the top. There’s not much to it. It’s just a simple crop top that I can wear with anything. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve worn it on it’s own or under a muscle shirt or sheer top.
On to the styling situation here…
I love being able to just throw on a jean jacket. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. It’s super simple, casual and kinda chic. AmIRighhht?
But to dress it up, I’ll switch up the top to something dressier, put some cute sandals on, do my hurr and throw on some wicked accessories. Boom. We fancy now.
Denim Jacket: H&M
Photos by B. Ramjit