KEEPING IT SIMPLE WITH SUE MUE
The simpler your look, the better it is! If you know me by now, you will know that I am not really a big fan of making too many statements in one outfit or going overboard. For me, simplicity has its own charm. So when it comes to Indian outfits, I am always a bit sceptical in choosing them because you know we Indians love going big & bold! And don't get me wrong, I absolutely love the Indian embroideries, the work, the colors but when it's all together in one outfit, that's when I pack my bags and leave.
Recently enough I came across a brand that almost kind of proved me wrong. I fell in love with their ethic collection because unlike many other such players in the market, their collection truly speaks for the woman they like to dress. If you're wondering which brand I am talking about, let me do the honours for you - it's Sue Mue. And if you'd like to know more about my love affair with them, here's a post that you must read and also check out this outfit to immediately understand what I am talking about!
What I love the most about them and these outfits, is the fact that they do not overwhelm your eyes. It's like the Sue Mue guys have cracked the formula for the perfect Indian ethnic outfits - gorgeous color pallets, exquisite yet subtle Indian embroideries, fabulous fabrics and fantastic finish. Take this green outfit for instance, the color itself is a winner and instead of going overboard and mixing way too many things, they decided to take the low road and keep it simple.
The raw-silk kurti has just one patch of embroidered trim that gives it the Indian touch, the sleeves keep up with the current global trend of oh-so-big and the cigarette pants add definition to the entire look. And there's more than one way to style the outfit, you could add a stole to make it all Indian or wear the top tucked in with a skirt to give that boho-chic look or add a vest on top to take your styling game a notch higher. My point being, simpler outfits are easier to style and are certainly more versatile. So if you're looking for an ethnic outfit that can be styled in multiple ways, you've found your pick! ;)
(All pictures by Sankha Bhattacharya, All editing by Monica)