Gauhar Khan Updated Her White Button-Down And Blue Jeans Ensemble With An Ethnic Jacket. It’s Fusion Done Fabulously
Ethnic jackets are such an underrated asset in a woman’s arsenal of clothing. When it comes to outerwear, we usually reach for the denim jackets and ruffled shrugs from cloth racks at the store. We don’t even consider walking over to the ethnic section to look at some alternative styles like a light cape or embroidered bandhgala to style with our casuals. The only time the words ‘ethnic jacket’ are whispered from our lips is during shaadi season and we need something to cover our backless blouses for the Uber ride from the hotel to the car and then the venue!
I think it is safe to say that they are somewhat of a misunderstood genius. We are also at an advantage to include as many ethnic elements in our otherwise basic closet, without any judgments. Some of us are already big fans of switching pants with comfy patialas while out on a shopping spree. Or the jutti that has replaced flat sandals for every woman who just can’t with straps anymore. Yet, the jacket has been left out!
This is why it was so refreshing to see Gauhar Khan rock one with her classic white button-down shirt and blue jeans ensemble. The collared shirt peeking out of the Saroj Jalan long coat and stacked on with bling from Kohar Jewellery is just fabulous. We love the addition of the bootcut jeans and faded brown boots to the mix. Any other time we’d have wondered about an added layer of clothing under a heavy long coat like this but in stylist Devki Bhatt’s vision, it is a fascinating infusion of genres. Kinda like a desi cowgirl, sans the hat!
We love the story behind that gorgeous jacket as well! According to Jalan, “The whole idea behind this look was the way the Indian Gypsies patched on panels in forms of arrowheads to create different patterns. I was really awed by the arrowhead panelling in different shades which really created an intriguing pattern. So this jacket is a 9-panel jacket each panel having colors stitched separately. Dori work accentuating each color panel gives a touch of luxury. Long jackets are something I feel is a mandate for a girl’s wardrobe today because the way it shows off the shoulders and the neckline is what a girl of today would want.”, she elaborated.
While you can take your pick of an ethnic jacket and bling, let us cover you for the rest of the pieces!
Happy ‘haute’ stepping, ladies!