My very first post on my blog was about bohemian style which received a lot of love from all my snazzy readers, so I decided to do a similar kind of style focusing on unadulterated Indian styling.
Elusive and mysterious, gypsy fashion has meandered on and off of the catwalk since the 1960’s. Avoid looking like a fortuneteller by keeping your caravan style somewhat subtle and mixing in of-the-moment elements. If you want to get style right, go for a contemporary approach.
Here’s how to dress like a Indian gypsy:
*Stick to these colors: Burgundy, camel, chocolate, forest green, gold, and olive green are ideal. All in all, earth and berry tones are quite gypsy like. Black should be worn in small amounts, as it can easily become Halloweenish. Also be careful with pastel colors. The only one that is somewhat gypsy is
lavender.Hot pink has no place in a gypsy’s closet. I chose to wear a brownish white colour with hint of yellow and burgundy .
*Choose the right jewelry: Ethnic jewelry in general is what you should aim for with your gypsy look. Stack up on those bangles, but limit yourself to five or six thin ones per arm or one or two thick ones per arm. Big rings, especially with earthy details like natural stones, are another perfect touch. Search for turquoise, amber, or rose quartz. Toe rings also add a gypsy touch, but, with bangles, you don’t want to overdo it. Wear no more than two per foot. Try chandelier earrings for quick elegance, too, or grab classic gold hoops for true gypsy flair. In my look I am using a anklet as a bindi , a wooden bangle and beaded necklace to give a Indian touch .
*Wear jooties , Look for something desi in leather or suede. Clean-cut designs are tasteful; anything too sturdy will seem like For a very of-the-moment look, Kolhapuri sandals are very Earth Mama so that can be worn too .
*Hunt for peasant tops: Find peasant tops in either solid-colors or soft patterns like paisley. Thin stripes in berry or earth tones are another good choice. You can also search for designs involving the Horoscope or Mother Nature. Fantasy creatures, like dragons or unicorns, make suitable designs as well. Search for details, from ruffles to beads to sequins that will make your top more interesting. If you want something more flowing than the typical peasant top, opt for a tunic. I choose a beaded Indian ved chakra design for my look .
I hope I have provided enough information to try and transform your Gypsy style . Remember being Indian is being pure to your own skin tone and hair colour too , so when you try this style keep your hair colour and complexion original .