Ethnic Staples You Should Own To Keep Your Wardrobe Party-Ready!

Every girl’s wardrobe is full of the latest trending clothes and accessories. But when it comes to ethnic wear, there are some ethnic staples that are essentials and must-haves! You can mix and match these ethnic staples and be function-ready instantly. And even if these essentials are basic, they help to create your last-minute ethnic look.

Check out these ethnic staples and essentials that can make you function-ready instantly –

Go-to Blouse

sarees with silver and gold blouses

No matter what pattern or style, there has to be a golden, silver or a metallic blouse/crop-top in your wardrobe.


  • Firstly, style it with a simple or designer saree.
  • Match it with a gorgeous Banarasi skirt.
  • Wear it as a crop-top over your festive palazzo and pair a long jacket with it.

Traditional Accessories

ethnic staples in wardrobe

It is best to own a few traditional jewellery that can be easily styled with any outfit. For instance, a pair of jhumkas, a statement necklace, bangles, Maangtika or kadas.


  • A statement neckpiece made of polki, stones or kundan can be easily paired with saree.
  • Multicolored bangles (glass or metallic) go with literally anything!
  • Opt for golden, German silver or dual-toned jhumkas to pair with your kurta.

Statement Dupatta

A contrast colored statement dupatta will instantly increase your style quotient.


  • Shop for Phulkari, Chikankari, Bandhani, Banarasi, Velvet or any other embroidered dupatta.
  • Pair it with a basic or any neutral kurta, Anarkali or palazzo set.
  • Best to keep it contrast!

Comfortable Festive Kurta

ethnic essentials for your wardrobeIt is important to have a stylish festive kurta that can be function-ready. For instance, Kurtas like Banarasi, silk, velvet or any other heavily embellished ones.


  • Style your kurta with leggings, ankle-length pants, straight pants, Palazzo, sharara and even skirt!
  • Also, mix and match your same colored or contrast bottom-wear and dupatta to make it look stylish.

Silk Saree

There’s nothing that can beat the grace of a silk saree. Own at least a couple of silk sarees like kanjeevaram, Chanderi, or Banarasi. They are a basic wedding outfit and an ethnic staple for your wardrobe!


  • If you don’t own a saree, raid your mom or your grandmother’s wardrobe!
  • Pair your go-to golden or metallic blouse with any saree if you have trouble finding a matching one.

Desi Footwear

ethnic essentials for your wardrobe to be function-ready ethnic essentials for your wardrobe to be function-readyDesi footwear like Kolhapuris, flats or juttis can never go wrong! In fact, they literally go with any ethnic outfit and are comfortable for your feet as well.


  • Instead of investing in heels and stilettos, buy a pair of multicolored desi footwear.
  • Pick embellished, embroidered Kolhapuris or juttis with ghungroos that can match any outfit!

Banarasi/Brocade Skirt

ethnic essentials for your wardrobe to be function-readyA Banarasi or Brocade skirt is extremely multi functional and versatile! Moreover, you can style it from traditional to contemporary as you want.


  • Style your go-to blouse, dupatta with the skirt to make it a lehenga.
  • You can style it as fusion wear with modern tops and blouses for a cocktail party look.
  • You can wear it with a crop-top and a long shrug as an indo-western outfit too!

 So, do you know any other ethnic staples apart from the above-mentioned ones? Let us know!

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