THE KANTHA SCARF

Hi lovelies,

So I took sometime off from this blog and I’m back now at it. So recently, the weather in Kolkata has been quiet cloudy with rains and thunderstorms. Now I’m a person who doesn’t really like cloudy weathers a lot because I feel it kind of makes my mood come down. Hey, I’m not going against you guys who love rains. I agree that the weather is comfy and makes up for some great tasty snacks! But sometimes, the cloudy days kind of make my mood go down as opposed to sunny days. So I wore this bright Kantha scarf to college one day and it got all the good feedbacks that it is worth of.

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For the ones who don’t know, Kantha is an embroidery technique from the eastern region of India. Its still practised in many parts of West Bengal and I picked up this scarf from a handicraft fair from Kolkata. This Kantha scarf is made by patchworks and then embroidered with running stitches. These patches are cut from different pieces of fabric and hence the product is so colourful. I definitely believe everyone should have a colourful embroidery scarf. It not only adds a charm to your outfit but also speaks about skills and hardworking of the artisans who are still working till this date to keep this handicraft alive till today.

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I believe that on a grey cloudy day wearing a bright outfit or a scarf can make you be so cheerful and happy. Most necessarily, its not just an impact your making on yourself, its something that when others see you wear some bright beautiful stuff, they will become naturally cheerful as well! Its like a rainbow or the sun peeking out of clouds on a grey cloudy day. It just works two-way and its definitely cool! Paired up this colourful scarf with a basic t-shirt and blue denim, just makes it the best combination.

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T-shirt – Shein

Jeans – Allen Solly

Shoes – Tresmode

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KURTA DRESS

Hi, I am Shweta and this is my first post here. If you have already been to my about section, you know that I am design student from NIFT Kolkata. I have opened up this blog recently because I always wanted to.

So now to the main post – The Kurta Dress. Summer outfits have so many staples – both in casual and ethnic wear. There is also fusion wear for the experimental ones. This summer, I have stopped wearing Kurtas the usual way and tried out a better way. These days there are so many options of Kurtas and ethnic dresses to try out. They are much more cooler option – literally and fashionably – for the summer season. Wearing a Kurta as a dress is a nice way to up your Kurta game. This can make you look casual chic especially when paired with a belt and white sneakers. This can help you go fusion without going over the top.

 

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Here I am wearing an Anarkali style red Kurta as a dress. I have teamed it with a dark brown leather belt and white sneakers. This makes a perfect casual outfit for wearing during summer days.

 

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Summer season means comfortable clothes. Wearing Kurta as a dress is a great way to be comfortable and pretty all day long. It is such a nice outfit option for the ones who seek comfort with style. Remember to choose the right kurta in right fabrics – because fabrics determine the comfort of an outfit. Stick to natural fabrics over synthetic ones – as they can be clingy and less breathable. Fabrics like cotton, linen, chiffon, georgette can be very comfortable in this weather. Opt for Anarkali style Kurtas for a better fit. Don’t shy away from slits. They are a present in almost every kurta. They can add major style points to your outfit.

 

OUTFIT:

Kurta – Westside

Shoes – Mast and Harbour