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Maybe it’s because I’m getting older, but I have recently discovered a new love and appreciation for the dhoti (dho-tee) pant. They are so exotic, but more importantly they are SO FUN! They instantly revamp your look into a  “oh so chic hipster vibe.” Comfy, twirl friendly, quirky, usually flamboyant and statement worthy, with a sprinkle of fobby, the dhoti pant is making a huge comeback.  Forget the fact that it has reclaimed the fashion runways, dhoti pants are making a shift in the fashion world from the traditional Indian wear to making your outfit cool and contemporary.

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Let’s be real, I love my South Asian heritage, and I incorporate a lot of that into my style. Wearing a shalwar kameez on a normal “non-dawat” related day can be a bit tricky. Especially in the Texas heat, most of my shalwars’ are also all heavily blinged out so I may be a blinding sight as well. I celebrate my South Asian influence in my fashion, and I truly wouldn’t have it any other way. Fashion is a form of expression, but it’s also a celebration of who I am, and I’m not going to pretend I wear head-to-toe black ensembles twenty-four seven. I’m an amalgam of heritage, culture, and traditions; and it’s bound to influence my fashion.

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Dhoti pant silhouettes’ can be a bit overwhelming. I do not believe there is only one correct way to wear it either. You have to experiment and do what makes you comfortable. You can pair it with a casual tee shirt like I did and dress it up with a statement necklace, and heels. Or you can take the bold route, and embrace your inner hippy and pair with a flowy top and throw caution to the wind!

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Just have fun and confident when you rock them! That’s the key, rock your dhoti style with total confidence and embrace your inner fobby cool chick!

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Outfit details:

Dhoti pants: custom

Top: Old Navy Black Tee

Jacket: Guess

Heels: Aldo

Sunglasses: Lane Knight

Necklace: Lovisa in Australia

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