Outfit of the Week

Saree not Sorry- Breaking Fashion Rules

By Juhi Bansal

A “good” married woman wears sarees. You should wear sarees “decently”. Sarees worn “properly” add to the aura of a woman. How often have you heard these clichés and rolled your eyes and in some cases laughed (out loud!)?

If I had to dance the night out in a baraat or spend the day at a formal event- saree may not be my first choice. Only because I’ve always believed that sarees are worn with high heels and expensive jewelry and heavy blouses. I decided to break my own misconceptions and those I’ve been hearing all my life via this outfit. Hope you like it as much as I do.

This shoot is particularly close to my heart because of how I let go of every hang up I had about sarees- it’s ok if it’s tied carelessly, it’s ok if my hair is messy and it’s ok if I replace high heels with Oxfords. After all, what good are rules if they don’t get broken every now and then. What mattered was my attitude and Oh My God it was so on point!

I had a lot of fun doing the shoot- letting go completely. I can safely say that sarees are the most fun item of clothing :). And that denim crop top- I had so much fun “mis-matching” it with the ensemble.

First let me wear a flower

Oh Anarkali!

Let me lounge in the Sun

Langdi Taang anyone?

Fear of heights did you say?

Look at me smile!

 

Credits:

Saree: Nalli’s

Denim Crop Top- Fab Alley

Neck Piece- Namaste NYC

Oxfords- Street Style Store

Sunglasses- borrowed from Bhavya

Handpainted Ring- Amrapali Jewels

Pics- Bhavya

 

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16 Comments

  • Reply Kopal Agrawal Dhandhania February 4, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Absolutely love it!!!

  • Reply Juhi Bansal February 6, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Thanks Pinal 🙂

  • Reply Pinal Vagadia February 6, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Looking fabulous!

  • Reply Riddhi Patel February 6, 2017 at 11:14 am

    Juhiiiiiii this is such a crazy look! Hats off to you for trying something risky and looking absolutely gorgeous- I wish I had your guts.

    • Reply Closet Buddies February 6, 2017 at 11:29 am

      Thank you so much for your kind words Riddhi. You’re jittery the first time but then all the risk starts getting fun. I say close your eyes and just jump in!

  • Reply Soniya Soniya February 6, 2017 at 11:15 am

    wow I could never imagine these shoes with saree- chappal may be but not shoe. I think I am going to try it now. Thanks for doing this 🙂

    • Reply Closet Buddies February 6, 2017 at 11:29 am

      I am so happy to know you will try the look. Do send me photos Soniya 🙂

  • Reply Aastha Lodha February 6, 2017 at 11:16 am

    I love how you put together every look Juhi. You’re so unique and fashionable. This is true style!

    • Reply Closet Buddies February 6, 2017 at 11:29 am

      Thank you so much Aastha. Style is very personal and I am so happy you like mine.

  • Reply Shraddha S. February 6, 2017 at 11:18 am

    How can you wear so many colours in one outfit and still look good! You inspire me to give up my black outfits (my favourite colour) for brighter shades.

    • Reply Closet Buddies February 6, 2017 at 11:30 am

      Yes please do! Black is so yesterday! I kid :). Black is forever but colours are so much more fun!

  • Reply Arpita Arora February 6, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    U make all fashion style look so apt on you ..

    • Reply Juhi Bansal February 7, 2017 at 9:11 am

      thank you for your kind words always Arpita

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