Do you think shelling out on an accessory is not worth it because you don’t wear it often? Or have a last minute need and nothing to match your outfit? Then let’s look into the secret chamber; your mothers closet. Of course, every mother has her own collection of jewelry, but I mean the ones that don’t belong to any particular taste and everybody can use it.
The most understated and foreseen accessory, the bindi. If you have nothing to wear, first look into your mother’s bindi collection. You will find different sizes, shapes, stones and even colors of bindis. Bindi conveys a story of a powerful woman so don’t shy away by wearing it in a contrast or the same color.
A classic Indian earring, put it on any Indian outfit and leave no room for doubts. Jhumki’s are always trending, sometimes oxidized, sometimes with pearls or a gold finish. But we love it right? Your mother might have a pair from her days and you can definitely not say, no to that.
I never thought an Indian hair accessory could make such a difference until I saw my mother’s collection from her wedding days and I was so impressed by the idea of it. If you like to play with your hairstyles, this is for you!
We may have forgotten bangles but not our mothers, they have varieties of bangles from years of collection and undoubtedly you’re going to find some hidden treasures here. If you’re wearing a saree you can definitely stack up many bangles, if you’re wearing a kurta pant set or anything of that sort, avoid wearing too many at once. If you’re not a bangle person you can always resort to a single bracelet.
The Indian anklet, long gone or forgotten? Doesn’t matter! Earlier payals were adorned with ghungroos or were usually with broad- bands but thanks to the evolving fashion that we now have the simpler thinner ones that can be worn by anybody not only the brides. Pick one from your mothers closet and remember, anklets complete an outfit so you could definitely use another accessory with it.
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Until next time, xx.