By Mahvish Ahmed and Maheen Bajwa
As we promised, our monthly guide to make your kurta shopping all fun and games is here. February is THE time to shop, thanks to all the wonderful sales everywhere, allowing us to make the most of the last few chilly days in terms of dressing up. From subtle semi-formals to casual denim kurtas in cool blue and everything in between, take your pick.
The crafty cutwork silk kurta by Farida Hasan
Occasion Appropriate: When hosting a tea party for your MIL’s best friends. This one should be teamed up with a nice blowout.
The dreamy off-shoulder white top by Shehla Chatoor
Occasion Appropriate: A charity brunch or a day engagement party.
BTW Pakistan’s neutral simplicity
Occasion Appropriate: A mummies-and-kids day out to the park. Pair the kurta with rolled up skinny jeans and white sneakers. Tie your hair in a top messy bun for a casual look.
The savvy red perfection by Daaman
Occasion Appropriate: Wear this to the movies with your hair pulled back in a neat pony tail and some red tinted lip balm. For a casual dinner to your favourite restaurant, add a nice red lip colour (try Ruby Woo by MAC) and wear hoops in your ears to glam up your game.
The happy-go-lucky draw string top by Generation
Occasion appropriate: A laid back coffee evening with your friends or even for work. Pair with skinnies or fitted white pants. Wear a deep maroon lip colour (such as MAC’s DIVA) for some drama.
The cool blue chambray Denim-kari top by Generation
Occasion appropriate: Paired with an off-white boot cut pants, this one’s perfect for attending spring ’17 exhibitions! Don’t forget little pear earrings and some pink blush.
Rema and Shehrbano’s black kurta with stringy accentuated sleeves
Occasion appropriate: An intimate dinner for your close friends at home to celebrate your latest career achievement or a date night with hubby after his return from a long work trip. Wear your hair down in soft waves and wear a bright lip colour. Don’t forget little diamond studs to illuminate your face.
‘The Wall’ tunic by Ego
Occasion Appropriate: This fabulous tunic is perfect for any musical evening or even for tomorrow’s Valentine’s. Black tights will give a great evening feeling to the outfit.
The Chinese pottery inspired kaftan by Threads and Motifs
Image: Threads and Motifs
Occasion Appropriate: Ideal for a Sindh club brunch.
COCO by Zara Shahjahan’s ralli magic
Image: COCO by Zara Shahjahan
Occasion Appropriate: This top is perfect for lunches, an art exhibition, or a movie night with your girls. We love the contemporary cut put together with a traditional print. Spice up your look with some bangles, hoop earrings and of course, a pair of bright orange khussas!