If there’s one thing I love about my Indian heritage, it’s the fact that I come from a place where design, prints, and colors are inherent in all of the art. Whether it be prints on clothing, or extremely vibrant paintings, I believe that Indian artists have mastered these three factors like no other. Just recently, I wore two mixed print pastel outfits, both by Indian designers, and I have to say these two have been on my list of my favorite looks this summer. Here they are!
Masaba Gupta Tri-Pastel Saree
What I love about designer Masaba Gupta is her mixed influence garments and her ability to seamlessly mesh both aspects of her identity: the African and the Indian into her pieces. I loved that this saree was outside of my comfort zone. Usually when I opt to wear a saree, I will pick a maroon color or else a deep jewel toned shade because I know those always flatter my medium skin tone. Yet, I knew there was no time like the summer to sport a mix of pastel colors so that is exactly what I did.
Pallavi Singhee Colorful “Brushing Teeth” Blouse
I still remember the day I picked this out in the store, showing my mom, and have her give me the weirdest reaction ever. But, I think we both grew to like just how different the top was, and deep down I knew that my love for color coupled with my kooky sense of style were both represented in this blouse. Plus, I guess I’m promoting oral hygiene??? Hahaha
Here are a few items inspired by these two mixed print pastel outfits that I think you might like if you liked the above!