By Sonali Singh
My obsession with jewelry is etched in history, ever since I recognized this beautiful creation by man. It completes me in a way where every day I decide to be a new person because of these pieces that I own. Monday can be a badass boss day, Tuesday is the Indian traditional girl, Wednesday is the girl next door, and Thursday is minimalistic designs while on Friday I turn into the party fanatic. It’s almost as if I discover a personality trait I didn’t know existed before.
Sounds like a nonchalant dialogue? Well it is what it is. People are obsessed with clothes; never miss a fashion trend on that. Well it’s the same for me…….with jewelry.
‘Every piece of jewelry tells a story’ – my sabse favorite quote! Sound obsessed? Well I am. I’ve been to a lot of stores, street markets, cultural festivals to collect my masterpieces and they are my life’s treasure.
My most recent obsession is the German silver or better known as the Banajara jewelry that has spread quite a buzz around town. Descending from a thousand of years, they’ve gone through a lot of transformations. Apart from cities, it finds solace in the rural areas and tribal areas of the country as well. In fact, silver jewelry forms an integral part of the attire and dress of tribal people.
Oxidized Silver jewelry looks old and rough and still gives an edgy look to every outfit. It blends amazingly with both Indian and Fusionwear and gives you a hint of rustic. Another reason for this obsession is the variety of designs and how it looks good on every age group.
Girls, listen up; if you’re short or tall, athletic or a bit on the heavier side (like me), it doesn’t matter. These designs complement all body types and skin tones. Everybody looks good in these, I mean EVERYBODY!!!
Play around with a few styles and you’ll notice that you’re creating a new trend for yourself. For starters, you could try the below:
- Combine oxidized chandbali earrings with your traditional kurti along with leggings or churidar or better a palazzo. You could opt for the colored beads in the earrings to match your outfit.
- Combine oxidized or silver jewelry with a Desi waistcoat or Jaipuri cholis with a plain top and a pair of jeans to create the indo western look. Don’t forget to add smoky eyes for effect.
- Long flowy skirts are your best friend….you could also use really flared palazzo pants instead of the straight ones and pair them with the jhumkis to create another rustic looking outfit.
- Team a plain maxi dress with chunky oxidized jhumkis and some bangles and a huge ring on.
- My all-time favorites are Indian sarees; they are elegant, and classy. Go for an earthly cotton tussar saree in light colors like orange or white with the peacock paisley oxidized earrings to create a simple day look.
- For a night look combine a black or a shimmery saree with heavy chandbalis to create an edgy, yet minimalistic look.
You can shop all of these looks right here in our Jewelry section.
The world is your audience and your style is how you speak to it. So keep experimenting and share your ethnic fix. We’d love to hear about the trends you’re creating!