We’re all for reusing and recycling when it comes to our wardrobe, particularly when it means mixing up our cocktail and work attire with our Indian outfits.

Indian fashion runway trends for 2013

Nehru jackets, blazers, boleros and trench coats have all found their way down the Indian runway, paired with intricately embroidered saris, anarkalis, kurtas and lehengas.

We thought we’d take a cue from this Indian fashion trend. What better way to update an old anarkali or churidar suit than by adding a blazer or jacket that we already own?

 

Use our slideshow to shop the trend:

Masculine Chic
Masculine Chic

A textured, printed blazer is right on trend and looks great with wide leg trousers or skinny jeans. It also adds the right amount of drama to chiffon or georgette sari.

Jacquard Pattern Blazer, $119. Available at Zara.
AM:PM Red Embroidered Sari, $649. Available at Exclusively.In.

Masculine Chic
Masculine Chic

Pair this navy tuxedo blazer over slacks and a camisole for day; layer over a silk kurta or graphic print sari for evening chic.

Tuxedo Blazer, $139. Available at Zara.
Satya Paul Coffee Digital Print Sari, $180. Available at Exclusively.In.

Masculine Chic
Masculine Chic

Have an old lehenga hanging at the back of your closet? Wear it with a neutral silk tank and throw on a tuxedo jacket for a chic update.

Rachel Roy Studded Tux Jacket, $179. Available at RachelRoy.com.
Manish Malhotra Raw Silk Lehenga, $2,436. Available at PerniasPopUpShop.com.

Motorcycle Diaries
Motorcycle Diaries

An edgy black leather jacket can revitalize your most delicate net anarkalis, creating a new outfit out of something you’ve already worn.

ASOS Double Zip Belted Leather Jacket, $281. Available at ASOS.com.
Payal Singhal Pencil Grey Suit, $1150. Available at Exclusively.In.
Varun Bahl Black and White Anarkali, $1,003. PerniasPopUpShop.com.

Motorcycle Diaries
Motorcycle Diaries

Who says moto jackets have to be leather or black? Try different fabrics and colours for an interesting contrast.

Satya Paul by Masaba Gupta Telephone Booth Dress, $260. Available at SatyaPaul.com.
Gap Bright Wool Moto Jacket, $128. Available at Gap.

Motorcycle Diaries
Motorcycle Diaries

Transform an old churidar suit by adding a new element like a chic and edgy moto jacket.

Leather Moto Jacket in Ecru, $269. Available at Zara.
AM:PM Peacock Blue Churidar Suit, $299. Available at Exclusively.In.

Bold Prints
Bold Prints

Match a printed sari with a printed blazer, or add contrast with a textured jacket.

Satya Paul Green Ink Blot Sari, $420. Available at PerniasPopUpShop.com.
H&M Printed Short Jacket, $24.95. Available at H&M.
H&M Boucle Jacket, $49.95. Available at H&M.

Bold Prints
Bold Prints

Jazz up a simple silk sari with a textured print jacket that also looks great with jeans or over a pencil skirt.

Dia Kapoor Beige Tussar Sari, $139. Available at Exclusively.In.
H&M Jacquard Weave Jacket, $49.95. Available at H&M.

Bold Prints
Bold Prints

We love this jacket! Wear over a black or beige silk sari, with a red lehenga or over a little black dress.

Nikhil Thampi Gold Embroidered Jacket with Gold Lungi, $487. Available at PerniasPopUpShop.com.

Bold Prints
Bold Prints

A bright printed jacket looks great with wide-leg trousers, harem pants and even over a solid coloured anarkali suit.

Krishna Mehta Tie and Dye Embroidered Jacket, $244. Available at PerniasPopUpShop.com.

 

Story By: Manjot Bains