A WEE BIT OF PRINT MIXING
Yes, it’s another saree post 🙂
I have been wearing sarees for 14 years now. Print mixing was something I always shied away from. I had this feeling I would get it all wrong. I used to look for safe options when it came to blouses, either plain blouses with zari borders, or the blouse that came with the saree. Recently, I started embracing the crop top, t-shirt and shirt styles. It is super convenient when you have a box full of blouses that don’t fit you anymore, and don’t have the time to get another box stitched. So this time I gathered up the courage to do a bit of print mixing as well 🙂 About time, right?
Those who have been following me on instagram would know that I received three gorgeous cotton sarees from Chaani. A lot of you messaged to tell me how you would style them (I have them all saved 🙂 ).
Chaani is a brand promoted by Tasara Textiles and Design Studio, who work with block printers to make beautiful and unique sarees, all handmade. Chaani is a Tamil word that means cowdung. Most of the block printers used cowdung as fuel in their kitchens until recent years. Read more about the brand and what they do here. You can shop the sarees either from the website linked, or their Facebook/instagram profiles. You can also drop by their store if you are in Chennai 🙂
So…here is how I styled the first saree from the Chaani x Ourlookbook series.
About the look : I wore a printed blouse in yellow with ruffles on the sleeves. I saw this blouse, in the same print and style on Poornima Indrajith, and wanted the same for myself 🙂 If you don’t want a dramatic look like this, you could go for a plain black, yellow or maroon blouse instead. I didn’t want many accessories, so I chose just a leather strap watch.
Did you like the look? Would you style it the same way? Do share your suggestions and tips with me, I love reading them 🙂
Photos by : Nikhil Babu Thomas