Ikat is a specialized dyeing technique native to southeast Asia. The simplicity, intricate patterns, and riot of colors make ikat a fashion statement in itself. Ikat is the perfect example of ‘simple is the new classy’. Making waves on the runway and the fashion circuit; we’re crushin’ on this beautiful art form.
There is an unmatched rustic feel to ikat. The apparent blurriness to the design symbolizes the extreme difficulty weavers have in dyeing the fabric. Go bold with ikat accessories.
If you want to include the ikat magic in your wardrobe, but are confused how to do it, here is some inspiration.
5 ways to include ikat magic in your wardrobe.
- Ikat Dresses
On a hot summer day the pleasure of a cotton maxi dress is unmatched. Look stylish and be comfortable in an ikat dress this summer. Keep it casual chic or go all ethnic, the streets are your runway!
Perfect for a brunch date with your girlies, or even a causal day at work. Glam up the look with statement earrings and a vibrant lipstick!
2. Ikat Kurtas
Kurtas and summers are a match made in heaven. Wear them with palazzos for work or denims for college, there is no looking back from the inevitable love for kurtas. On days when you don’t feel like dressing up, yet want to look put-together, an ikat kurta can come to rescue.
Pair them with palazzos for an easy breezy look. Choose a basic black or blue, and they’ll be evergreen.
3. Ikat Accessories
There can never be a time when we girls say ‘I have enough bags’. For all you fashionistas, this season invest in an ikat bag and make heads turn wherever you go.
You could buy a big ikat tote and pair it with your favorite summer look, a stylish ikat messenger bag for that crisp formal look, or the love.
Or how about giving your basic jutties the twist of ikat. Pair them with denims or saree and they’ll surely make a bold style statement.
4. Ikat Blouses
The suave and class of a saree remains unmatched. Style your solid colored saree with a contrast ikat blouse for that added charm. A simple cotton saree paired with a contemporary ikat blouse and silver jewelry will amp up your style statement.
You can also pair an ikat blouse and the saree of similar colors for an overall effect. Give the outfit an edge with bold accessories.
5. Ikat Tunics
The one thing, after maxi dresses that we love in summers is comfy tunics. Pair them with your favorite ripped denims for a casual outing. Give Friday dressing a twist with the stylish ikat tunic. Pair it with slim fit trousers for a crisp semi-formal look.
The good thing about tunics is that you can wear the long ones like a dress. Pair a straight fit ikat tunic with white sneakers for that perfect casual vibe.
I hope this was enough inspiration to make you fall in love with this lovely trend. Also let me know which of these ways are you most excited to try!!!