Monday, August 6, 2012

Shalwaar + Blazer: Inspired by WearAbout


A few posts ago I mentioned that I would like to start incorporating more of my Indian (and other non-Western) clothing into my regular rotation. Kurtas/Tunics with jeans that's easy and pretty common but wear my billowy shalwaar pants to work, that was a bit more intimidating. I turned to one of my favourite blogs for inspiration. WearAbout is for Indian street style what The Sartorialist is for New York.

Grey Alfred Sung Blazer: Zellers || Black T-Shirt: Joe Fresh || White Shalwaar Pants: Karachi, Pakistan || Black Wedge Heels: Bata || Red Bracelet: Dollar Store || Red Earring as Brooch: Gift from Sana and David || Earrings: Previously loved by my grandmother and mom

I'm actually quite happy with how this look came together, and even if it looks a little unusual the best part was the walk to work when two different shop keepers noticed the pants. One gave me a thumbs up. Another shouted "Aray wah! Shalwaar paynee hey? Achi bhaat hey." Roughly translated "Oh wow! You're wearing shalwaar pants? Good job." 

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  1. You turned that outfit so well dear.. lovely red pop in the form of cuff n brooch..

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  2. That's a cool style!

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  3. Loving those pants!
    Sheree x
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  4. I love that you drew inspiration from menswear, but kept the lines feminine and added a bit of color!
    Chic on the Cheap

  5. Love the luck!!! You turned something very classic and traditional into something really modern and contemporary.

  6. That's so awesome that you successfully found a way to wear those pants! :) and even cooler that you recieved approval from others. Way to go! The menswear look works with this so well, and I love the pops of red.

  7. i think that its very cool that you want to incorporate Indian clothing into your wardrobe, very neat!

  8. hi honey! i just found your blog today and i think is really amazing :) what do you think about following each other? please check out my blog and let me know :)

  9. What a gorgeous outfit. Love the first picture:)

  10. awesome blazer! I love it paired with those pants!


  11. oh my! love love love this look! you did a great job styling this outfit!
    visiting from Monday Mingle, happy to have found you!
    I'll be following along

  12. that is an awesome idea and a great look on you! this reminds me of kareena kapoor in jab we met where she rocks the t-shirt with a salwar.

  13. p.s. i love your blog and have been visiting it for a while now, i just recently started my own blog, i will definitely be following your blog, would be great to get a follow back!

  14. I have a secret love for slouchy harem/MC Hammer pants, so these are kind of right up my alley. I love how crisp the cotton looks!

  15. Love when you post the inspiration and what you are wearing! And mixing in your Indian background

    Red Soles and Red Wine

  16. u just glammed up a simple salwar, so that red brooch on grey ! loving ur style..maybe if we could follow each other and connect up !hope u have something to say about my blog ! do let me know

  17. i love the placement and wear of these pieces on you!

    Xo Megan

  18. oh, I love what you did here! taking inspiration from that pic is so bold and awesome - and I love the way you accessorized!

  19. I love this look! It's the perfect work outfit! Pretty sure I would look horrible in those pants, but they look great on you :)
    Modern Modest Beauty

  20. Interesting! That's a very creative look. :)


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