If you thought putting together an Indian look is one tough job, well, finding and blending the right set of accessories is even tougher. While a dress may be the first thing people tend to notice, it’s the ‘bag’ that tags along, comes pretty much next. Now, styling your go-to MK beige totes with your western outfits might be the easiest thing in the dictionary, but finding “the” bags to blend in beautifully with your ethnic wear is not as easy as it looks.
Just in case you were wondering which are the topmost festive bags of the season, we’ve made your life a whole lot easier, by nailing down six of the trendiest bags that have caught our attention. Go ahead, stuff these bags with all your beauty essentials and pair them with just about any traditional attire; kurtis to sarees, ethnic vests to shararas, these bags have got your wedding season covered.
The Potli Saga
Be it the Mehendi or the Sangeet, potli bag is one classic arm candy every woman needs. Available in the brightest of colors, this is one bag which can bring back life to the dullest of outfits. We saw Kareena Kapoor Khan strike a pose with this little accessory at the recent Ganpati festivities. Pair them with your sarees or sharara suits or salwar suits and watch the magic happen! This potli has truly got your back. (SHOP ONLINE)
This one’s a classic. Try sneaking into your mom’s or grandmom’s closet and you’ll find a clutch that suits all your taste buds and just about every occasion. Want to up the fun element? Style your Sarees with a mirror work clutch, to ensure the spotlight stays on you, always. Flaunt it at all your family shindigs and you’ll have all the neighbor ladies wanting to know from exactly where did you get it! (SHOP ONLINE)
After all, weddings and festivals call for some Bhangra Ta Sajda, even if you’re born with two left feet. While you’re busy having the time of your life, the last thing you need to worry about is your wallet that’s been stuffed with makeup, makeup and some more makeup essentials. The best way to get you and your girl-gang to shake a leg or three, is to splurge on some traditional slings. Trust us, you’re going to have a ball, that too, stress-free.
Mini Ethnic Handbags
These mini ethnic handbags are perfect to jazz up just about any outfit. We are majorly crushing on this bag, thanks to its versatility. Perfect for all your evening soirées, consider it a great investment. Hang them on your wrists or hold them, either way, they go beautifully with all your formal evening Sarees. Stick to shades of gold and silver if you wish to keep things a tad bit formal, or go bold with a splash of colors if you’re in the mood to have some fun.
This one is for the eco-friendly lot. Found in tons of vibrant colors and intricate handwork embroidery, these bags add color to the season of lights and festivals. While the world is making a statement in the usual, straight-off-the-runway bags, you’re putting your fashionable hand forward, while making an eco-friendly change. Love!
Okay, this one’s not for the faint-hearted. With fanny packs turning into the biggest sensation of 2018, designers back in India decided to don these bags the desi way. With Masaba Gupta introducing a range of peppy and vibrant fanny packs to be styled with your quirky sarees, this trend has become a millennial favorite. While the ace designer has managed to convince the Gen Z and the millennial’s, we wonder if the rest of the lot are ready to take this off-beat and quirky trend out for a test-drive. What do you guys think?