Fashionable & Modest: Day Out in Ethnic

Hey you lovely are you all?

I hope this New Year is treating all of you very well. This time, while I was deciding on my latest blog post, I was browsing through my previous outfit posts. I have always seen my personal style as a means of empowering myself. What I wear and how I wear it defines who I am. But of course there are times when I need to think more about the occasion and place and then decide on what to wear. 

Let’s be honest here, in our day to day lives there are certain places where we are expected to dress in a certain way. The best example would be work. Those of you who don’t know, I work in an organisation which works very closely with the government on a daily basis. Hence, my workplace expects me to wear modest outfits. I’m sure most of you who are working or not working are expected to do the same in some way or the other.

I think everyone should dress the way they want but dressing modestly often gets a bad rep for being boring and not fashionable. I see so many talented and stylish women while being perfectly covered. 

So here I am with the most obvious choice of a ‘Kurta’ or a Tunic which can possibly go with anything, including Pajamas, Leggings, and Pants and Palazzos.

Of course, it doesn’t mean that a plain tunic cannot be as fashionable as you’d want it to be. I personally love wearing ethnic and usually prefer to pair them up and give them a twist with heavy accessories, bright scarves etc. 

Here are few pointers to look at before buying your next Kurta:

Fabric & silhouette:

While choosing a kurta for yourself look for a different silhouette, unexpected fabrics (linen and raw silk) or pockets. 

Elevate your style quotient with a statement piece, I can imagine wearing with leggings, straight pants or palazzos and even maxi skirts.  

Embellished layers:

Blazers, jackets, boleros or shrugs are your best friends when you’re dressing modestly. But since we’re upping our style game, look for rivets, power shoulders, embellished waist coats, heavy  stoles or dupattas. 


If layers aren’t your thing, then just go ahead and wear a matching pant suit. Wear chunky earrings or a necklace, or carry a stylish Tote which is perfect for work, after work gatherings and celebrations. 

What I Wore:

Tunic/Kurta: Westside stores

Kantha stole:  Roomie’s wardrobe

Earrings: Amazon

Shoes: Charles and Keith

Hope you enjoyed the post and found it useful. Don’t forget to share your ideas on what’s your idea on modest outfits. Also do let me know what kind of posts you would like see in the blog. 

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @srirupa.b for daily style posts!

I’ll see you so soon that you won’t realise I was gone..till then lots of love. 💋💋💋



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