A classic blend of style and substance, a jacket is every fashionista’s spring and autumn favourite. Not only does a jacket lend warmth and comfort on nippy autumn and spring evenings, it makes for an attractive addition to any ensemble. A fancier version of the ordinary jacket, an ethnic jacket – in particular – adds richness and resplendence, making you stand out from the crowd. If you are a lover of jackets in general, and ethnic jackets in particular, here’s a smart style manual inspired by our own collection of ethnic jackets to help you wear them right – be it spring or autumn.
Play with Colour
Who says you need an all-new outfit to shine? A kernel of ingenuity and a good-looking jacket may be all you need! Turn a plain vanilla combination of white tee and washed-out jeans into a style statement with the quietly sensational Tie Dye Quilted Jacket. Featuring a coat-like silhouette and an unmistakably ethnic Tie & Die print, the muted cobalt blue of this long jacket is sure to blend in artfully with the rest of the outfit, creating a chic, no-nonsense look. For more striking colour play, sport an all-black pair of trousers and polo-neck jumper with the bright and quirky Chevron overlay jacket.
Experiment with Silhouettes
Gone are the days of the straitjacket-like jacket with regular long sleeves and a boringly straight silhouette. Discover the exquisite joys of symmetry in asymmetry with our long brocade asymmetric jacket in sheer brocade chanderi fabric. Team it with an emerald-green halter-neck jumpsuit for the look of a diva. For a more understated appearance, slip into a feminine, flowery midi dress with a distinctly asymmetric hemline; layer it up with the dusty red reversible Riva Quilted Jacket, with the unprinted side on the outside.
Flirt with Textures
The best thing about jackets is the sheer scope for experimentation they give the wearer in terms of colours and textures. Marry the exotic with the everyday, combining the delightfully delicate Miraaz White Dress – crafted out of soft cotton voile – with the regal Resham Wine Velvet Jacket. The luminous texture of the lightweight white fabric will highlight the sumptuously rich texture of the embroidered jacket, making a stunningly unlikely match. For a dressier look, wear this ethnic jacket with the matching Winter Fest Velvet Kurta. Since we are talking of contrasting textures, pair it with the Gold Brocade Straight Trousers. Get ready to be the cynosure of all eyes!
Dabble in Patterns
Motifs and patterns can enliven an outfit like no other. Cash in on their innate playfulness, teaming up the OG Navy Quilted Jacket – featuring an all-over bohemian geometric pattern – with the equally quirky brown Carina Dress. While the former’s geometric motifs are larger and more striking, the latter’s geometric pattern is smaller and subtler, thereby creating an alluring synergy. For a more flamboyant look of contrasting patterns, pair the Paisley Ombre Kaftan Jacket with dazzling white gold sequinned jeggings. The paisley print of the jacket and spangle of the jeggings will act as a foil for one another, putting together an unforgettable look.
Ancestry’s ravishing collection of ethnic clothing – an imaginative fusion of contemporary silhouettes and traditional weaves, motifs, and embroideries – are setting many a fashionista heart aflutter. Whether it is an ethnic jacket you are looking for, or a kurta or drape – find them all at Ancestry. So, pick your favourites today and breathe new life into your wardrobe.