How are you all doing? It’s the wedding season in India and also the Telugu New Year is around the corner. You all know how much I love Saris and I always try to find some creative ways to drape/style them. I love adding Saris to my collection, which I carefully pick and there’s a meaning for the love. I have grown up seeing my mom treasuring my grandmother’s and her Saris, and each of their Sari had a memory or story attached to them, which as a child I’d enjoyed listening to 🙂 And I always used to dream of/plan to also build a collection and memories, when I grow up, that I could share with my kids 🙂
Thankful to my mother and sister, who help me add beautiful pieces to my Wardrobe 🙂 I’ve recently asked on Instagram about what kind of content would you like to see as an audience, and one of the recommendations was to style old clothes. So today, I bring one such post where I’ve styled my very old Lucknow Chikankari Sari. I have been seeing a lot of monochrome looks in the recent trends and got this super cool idea of creating a Monochrome Sari version (while starring at my wardrobe of course).
I’ve already shared a styling post with the same Sari on the blog, you can click here to check that out 🙂 Coming to the details of this look, I wanted to try a monochrome look, which is easy to pull off by anyone and yet not so experimental or overboard. I have this tangy orange-red crop top (which I have styled it in this blog post) which is a little too bright for my taste and I have this pastel orange Sari from the same color family.
The Sari came with a Lucknow Chikankari work, my mom & I stitched some sequins to add some glam to it. Luckily the Chikankari work also uses the dark and light shades of orange threads, and my sequins were also orange, so everything complimented each other. The crop top has this beautiful ruffle pattern, which makes the statement and I wanted to drape my Pallu in such a way that the ruffles get all the attention, and also the drape looks neat & is easy to carry. So I roughly pulled together the Sari to form these small even pleats and used a fancy hair clip to secure them together.
I usually love my looks to be simple, so I added these antique finish long earrings which I got from Tarinika (this is a gorgeous necklace set, but was a little heavy for this look, so I just opted the earrings) and a few bangles. I wear this small black beads chain, that goes well with all my looks. I curled my hair and to balance everything out, I went with a bright red lip. To a coincidence, I also had a pair of orange flats which I got from Zara (they were dupes for these Cult Gaia Mules), which made me create a head to toe Monochrome Look! Last but not the least, I added a small sticker (bindi) which I think took the look to a different level 🙂 I felt very pretty and this look was also double approved by Ravi (my husband) who doesn’t easily get impressed!!
I feel that this look is versatile, and can be easily carried by teenagers, and also if you are in your 30s / 40s if you pair everything very well. This would also be a very good way to reuse and style Sari’s from your mother’s, sister’s, mother-in-law’s or friend’s wardrobe 🙂 I would personally carry it if I’m attending a wedding, a party or a festive gathering. It’s light-weight, trendy, effortless look and makes you stand out without going overboard! Let me know your thoughts about the look and if you like it, please do share it with your friends & family 🙂 Will see you again with a new post super soon!!