Jacqueline Fernandez wearing harem pants with a strappy top
Who doesn't love harem pants? They keep you cool and have an element of exotic chic that goes with just about every style sensibility. You can dress them up or down depending on your mood, and take them straight from college to party with just a minor styling tweak. Wear them with a jacket or a crop top, printed or plain -- there are many ways of using them.
Harem pants are also called cowl pants, and sometimes also called dhoti pants (read all about them here). A derivative of the Indian salwar, they are easily available in various fabrics, and suit most Indian body types (do you know yours? Check here). In fact, most e-commerce stores will have them listed under the salwar section too!
Scroll down below to see four ways to wear them to college.
L-R: DressBerry Trousers, Rs 699 @ Myntra.com; Asos Petite Harem Pants with Paisley Print, $25 @ Asos.com
Hippy chic: Add a strappy crop top and a fringe bag to bring in a Bohemian vibe. A headband won't hurt either!
L-R: Maysa Creations Navy Blue Solid Salwar, Rs 1199; Bohemyan Blue Multi Printed Salwar, Rs 945, both @ Jabong.com
Party look: Wear your harem pants with a cropped tee or a strappy midriff-baring crop top. Add heels and you're good to go to a party straight from college.
L-R: Biba Blue Cotton Salwar, Rs 539; Libaas Blue Solid Salwar, Rs 599, both @ Jabong.com
Casual forever: Just tuck in a basic vest (remember this rule: printed top with plain pants, and vice versa), add an accesssory such as a necklace or aviators, and you're set for a comfortable day out.