It seems like every summer pieces of Indian culture and style make their way into western fashion, from “ethnic” jewelry to colorful embroidery and silk prints. Over the last few seasons two styles that have really emerged are jodhpur pants and the topknot hairstyle, which paired together make fashionistas look more like Sikhs than hipsters. That said, I think it’s fun that people are looking to different cultures to set new trends and experiment, and as someone who had to wear shalwars for family events I love that jodhpurs are in, however hard they may be to pull off.
Here are seven styles that look great with sandals and a soft blouse or tee.
Gap Button Hem Jodhpur Trouser, $60 at ASOS
Vince Linen Jersey Sweatpants, $168 at Shopbop
Diesel Black Gold Pollies Pants, $250 at SSense
Very by Vero Moda Harem Trousers, $85 at ASOS
Young, Fabulous & Broke Knit Harem Pant, $50 at Revolve Clothing
Alexander Wang High Waisted Pegged Tuxedo Pants, $425 at Shopbop
Modal Harem Pant, $25 at Victoria's Secret
Since my first trip to Paris at the age of fourteen, I have been an avid francophile. Though I am only 1/8th French, I am attracted to many aspects of French culture. And when it comes to fashion, French women tend to have a casual elegance that seems effortless and I am constantly trying to transform my closet into something that, just maybe, a shorter version of Charlotte Gainsbourg might find comfort in. Hence I am a huge fan of the Breton stripe, and an even bigger fan of Bensimon sneakers, which make everything I wear feel a bit more French, feminine and casually elegant. Perfect for a relaxing spring weekend in the city!
Roxanne jeans by 7 For All Mankind, $180 at Net-A-Porter.
Stripe top by American Vintage, $85 at Revolve Clothing.
Lacet Shoe by Bensimon, $55 at Habitat Shoes.