A Summer Staple: Dhoti Pants
I've always loved the look of "dhoti pants". There's something so effortlessly stylish and chic about them. What's more, they're incredibly versatile. You can pair dhoti pants in a number of ways, be it with a traditional Indian kurti top or something more Western. For those not familiar with dhoti pants, they are an Indo-Western look derived from the traditional Indian attire typically worn by men. They are a type of pants with a relaxed, loose fit with folds. They're very popular in India but I think they can be worn adapted into anyone's wardrobe quite easily.
I got these dhoti pants from Global Desi (they have a great collection of modern Indian wear) on my trip to Mumbai last year. Since then, I've worn them so many times. Incredibly breathable and lightweight for the hot, sticky weather in Singapore. On days when you don't feel like wearing shorts and want to look more put together, dhoti pants are perfect! Here I went for a casual "modern-desi-meets-hippie look" (is there even such a thing?) by pairing my dhoti pants with my Forever 21 top and adding colorful and chunky accessories. I'm also in love with my clutch with its embroidered ethnic design, a gift from a friend in India.
For those of you who feel stumped on how to incorporate dhoti pants into your closet or how to style them in a more modern, Western way, check out this link: http://www.outfittrends.com/dhoti-pant-outfits-20-chic-ways-to-wear-dhoti-pants/. It has some great looks taken from Bollywood celebs!
On a side note, I took my pictures in front of the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth. I always pass by it in Singapore, and it's so eye-catching with its multicolored windows and doors. It's just such a happy building! See the last photo below for a full view of what it looks like.
Top: Forever 21 | Dhoti pants: Global Desi (Mumbai) | Sandals: Mumbai street shopping | Sunglasses: Ray Bans (Nordstrom Rack) | Ring: Reliance Trends (Mumbai) |
Necklace: Lovisa (Singapore) | Clutch: gift from friend in Goa