One of the sexiest yet the most conservative outfit, Saree takes versatility to a notch. But as much as we love it, we continue reserving it for ‘special occasions’. Do we want to say jeans, skirts, leggings are far more comfortable than a saree? Easier maybe, but not more comfortable. And with couture making their way to our weddings, Saree is lacking its luster here too.
I, for one, do not want sarees to fade out. If you too feel that affinity for sarees and want to inculcate it into your everyday wardrobe, check out these cool Instagram handles which support Indian handwoven sarees. Don’t be shy to take that leap of making saree your beautiful, casual staple.
The Chalk Boutique
A Bangalore-based store, The chalk boutique, is a quaint bungalow filled with all things quirky and colorful. Their sarees however, stand out in its cool, casual avatars. For someone who wants to wear a saree without making much noise, yet stand out with it’s prints, this is a perfect place. They ship all over India, so just scroll through their Instagram and you’ll definitely find your fit.
The Ekaya Banaras, as its name suggests, is a home to Banarasi silk and its likes. However, don’t mistake it for old fashioned wedding attires. If you scroll through their Instagram feed, you’ll be taken for surprise by the versatility of Benarasi silks. In 21st century, fashion is anything but conventional. So go ahead, make space for a saree in between your rugged denims and white t-shirts.
Chanderi, Maheshwari, Cotton Ikkat – Hathkargha has an assorted range of sarees supporting Indian craftsman and weavers. One of the prime reasons why we associate sarees to weddings is because of the bling. However, these sarees show you how casually beautiful can sarees make you look every day.
Label Kasha Khan has grown vastly in last five years. From quirky designs to earthy ones, her prints make every ensemble not just stand out but simultaneously blend in trends of western hues. So while you wear a saree from Kasha Khan, you won’t entirely feel compromised on your contemporary vibes.
Another Bangalore-based boutique, Keyah specializes in custom made silk sarees. Nevertheless, their ready to sell sarees are equally alluring. This tie and dyed saree will have you reach out for it whenever you want to play understated yet grab compliments.
So now that you have your saree woes fixed, take this initiative of wearing it in a way that no one dares embarrass you asking, ”Why saree, today?”. Because, why not!