Fusion is the fun in fashion

Let's headline some of the hottest items this season

Fashion is seen as something we usually follow, isn't it? Go to a retailer, and if you reject more than two pieces, you're given a standard explanation: madam, this is what is in fashion these days. But, only you know what you want: you want something that works for you rather than on some well-known actress. Moreover, if you like something but it's not the right size, you hear: "Sorry! This is all we have in stock".

It's time to leave all this confusion behind. Go digital. People are moving toward online shopping because it is convenient, it can be done from the privacy and comfort of your home, and you have access to a much wider range of styles, colours, and sizes. Besides, a lot of fashion e-tailers have pretty attractive offers too. AJIO.com certainly does. With AJIO app also available for download both on Google Play Store and Apple App Store, you can shop your outfits on the go, easily on your smartphone.

This season, fusion is the fun in fashion. Fusion is when you use different styles in non-traditional ways. So ladies, it's time to revisit your fashion fundas with AJIO, let's headline some of the hottest items this season:

‘Maxi'mise style: Dresses don't all have to be skin shows in order to be fashionable. Try maxi dresses in traditional cotton fabric. Make them more interesting with embroidered or sequined hemlines or waist drawstrings; to up the style, go sleeveless. Nothing spells comfort and femininity like maxis. If you're bold, you can try tiered maxis and pair them with ankle-length leggings for a boho chic.


Fusiontip: Pair your maxis with cool sneakers, rather than the traditional pumps or sandals. Even moccasins or slip-ons will do. Look for those in canvas, or with embellishments - flavour of the season.

A Western spin-off on kurtis: We love kurtis, just like you. Because, kurtis can be worn with or without dupattas and on all different kinds of bottoms: jeans to salwars to leggings to palazzos. So, it's time to reinvent the kurti. Look for peplum kurtis, characterised by a clearly-defined narrow waist and a frilly silhouette under it. Peplum is great for the curvaceous Indian body type. Pair these with ankle-length trouser-style bottoms and off you go looking unique!

Fusiontip: Wear these with dangler earrings and high-heels to a party and you'll make heads turn.

Jacket it up:
The traditional koti gets a fresh look. Try out the ikat short jackets in vibrant colours of this traditional handicraft from Southern India. You can wear these with contrasting tops and jeans or trousers. Or, pick up long cotton jackets to wear with the traditional knee-length kurtas for an ultra-modern, elegant look. Long jackets go very well with A-line or straight kurtas and tapered bottoms, be it gathered trousers or even chudidars.

 

fusiontip: Try chunky jewellery with solid cotton jackets and traditional dhokra jewellery with ikat jackets for a totally awesome yet edgy look.

Tune into the tunic: A tunic is different from a kurti, and a little more versatile too. Let's just say tunic the kurti's cousin come from the West. Traditionally, tunics used to be loose-fitting, straight cut knee-length tops. These are more loose-fitting than the kurtis, which are a bit more figure-hugging. Tunics can be worn with jeans, leggings, and even flared pants. For a completely modern twist, you can transform a tunic into a dress by simply tying a faux leather belt with cutwork around the waist.

fusiontip: Tunics are super casual. And so, be it a trip to the mall or a small evening do with friends, these are perfect. Accessorise with a statement cotton-fabric clutch and high-heeled pumps for a party to make it shine.

Palazzos for everyone:
Palazzos have been around for long. But these are often seen as couch wear. We're here to change that. Get palazzos in some jazzy prints such as chevron - which is the inverted V. Prints make the palazzos come alive and paired with solid tops and handicraft jackets, these make for a stylish Friday dressing. Lace enthusiasts should look for schiffli embroidered palazzos that add a glamorous touch to your outfit.

fusiontip: Show off your palazzo style with delicate fashion jewellery and embellished accessories. An embellished sling bag will go particularly well with the flowy silhouette that palazzos create.

So, here are your fashionably fusion-tastic solutions from AJIO to this season's wardrobe. All you have to do is click your pick.

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