People claim that the little black dress is the most
versatile clothing ever. Yet there are only so many outfits one can make from
the LBD, but the possibilities of mixing and matching the Basic Black Kurta is
Here are ten outfits for ten different occasions using a
basic black long kurta.
With black jeans and contrast dupatta
Don a pair of skinny black jeans /leggings
and your favorite black kurta to any event that requires a simple ethnic look.
Complete the look with a contrast shade of dupatta, a pair of comfortable
wedges, cascade earrings and a wraparound bracelet.
Outfit Details: DOSA Afghani Long Kurta, Saint Laurent Ripped Skinny Jeans,
Farfetch.com; Hand painted silk chiffon scarf, Etsy.com;
Oasis Jet Facet Cascade Earrings, Oasis-Stores.com;
Double Wrap Tubular Bracelet, Mulberry.com;
Michael Antonio Women's Anabel Sue - Black PU Shoes, Heels.com.
2. With contrast churi leggings and matching
dupatta (college wear)
A simple kurta is the usual attire for any college girl. Amp up this look by
pairing the basic black kurta with a contrast shade of churi bottom and a
matching scarf. Complete the look off with a pair of matching ballet flats, a
classy tote bag, simple studs and stacked bracelets.
Outfit Details: PIECES Coral Highwaist Leggings,pieces.com;
Coral Damask Vanity Lace Print Lightweight Shawl, overstock.com;
GIVENCHY 'Antigona' tote, farfetch.com; Love Sole Women's Bow Front Pumps,allsole.com;
ALDO Brerralle Bracelet, Aldoshoes.com.
3. With long full skirt in a complementary color
The basic kurta can easily transition from casual to formal by pairing it with
an elegant skirt, statement necklace, a hip chain, number of rings, a matching
pair of shoes and a clutch bag.
Outfit Details: DOSA Afghani Long Kurta,farfetch.com; Paisley-print
silk-jacquard maxi skirt, net-a-porter.com; FOREVER 21 Side-Zip Envelope Clutch,forever21.com;
Accessorize Lara Leaf Sandals, accessorize.com;
Otazu Parure Crystal Choker Necklace, runway2street.com;
Saint Laurent YSL Leather & Chain Belt, saksfifthavenue.com;
H&M 8-pack rings, hm.com.
4 .With black churi and a contrast blazer on
top (office wear)
The easiest way to make any office outfit look good is by throwing on a blazer
on top. The same applies in the case of kurtas too. Pair the black kurta with
black jean and a structured blazer, sensible sling back kitten heels, a simple
bracelet, classic round dial watch and a professional tote bag.
Outfit Details: DOSA Afghani Long Kurta,farfetch.com; Doublju Women Tailored
Ann Taylor Cameron Slingback Kitten Heels,anntaylor.com;
VIVIENNE WESTWOOD Monaco Large Tote,flannels.com;
Daniel Wellington Classic Sheffield Watch, 40mm, bloomingdales.com;
Ring of Roses Stretch Bracelet,wetseal.com;
Fragments Cushion-Cut Pave Stud Earrings,lastcall.com
5. With black Patiala and contrast cropped jacket
A black kurta paired with a black Patiala, cropped jackets, kohlapuris, armful
of bangles, big drop earrings and a
loose updo is the classic Punjabi way to wear the black kurta. This outfit is
suited for all those family functions and wedding ceremonies held outdoors.
Outfit Details: East Knot Cotton Voile Kurta,houseoffraser.co.uk;
Global Desi Viscose Multi Color Jacket,jabong.com;
Traditional Green Red Purple Wedges, craftsvilla.com; FOREVER 21 Golden Goddess Bangle Set,forever21.com;
Sia Art Jewellery Gold Toned Drop Earrings,myntra.com.
6. With printed jean and a matching button down
shirt on top. (errand running)
If the day is just another day of running around doing errands, throw on a pair of
printed pants and an open button down shirt on top of the kurta. Pair this with
loafers, a cross body bag and a simple watch to have the ultimate comfort wear,
with a twist.
Outfit Details: DOSA Afghani Long Kurta,farfetch.com; Dorothy Perkins Pink
Tropical Shirt, dorothyperkins.com;
CURRENT/ELLIOTT The Stiletto Skinny Jeans in Tropical Safari,stylebop.com; Shinola The Gomelsky Rose Golden Watch, neimanmarcus.com;
Billabong Women's Salty Afterglow Crossboady Bag,billabong.com;
H&M Loafers with tassels,hm.com.
With a straight cut skirt and cinched at the
waist with a thin belt tied in an interesting loop. (Formal Dinner, FashionEvent)
Have a formal office dinner, or a got a backstage pass to fashion week? No
worries. Pair the black kurta with a luxe straight cut maxi skirt and cinch in
the outfit at the waist with an interesting loop on the thin belt. Complete the
outfit off with matching clutch bag, ear cuff, arm cuff and trendy wedges.
Outfit Details: DOSA Afghani Long Kurta, MARTIN GRANT maxi skirt,
farfetch.com; Salvatore Ferragamo Cuff with Crystal Stone,ferragamo.com;
Gold-dipped pearl ear cuff, net-a-porter.com;
Nina Ricci Arc Small Two-Tone Leather Clutch,modaoperandi.com;
ModCloth Boho Significant Spirit Wedge,modcloth.com;
ASOS Western Tip Waist Belt With Boyfriend Loop, asos.com.
8. With a matching cotton palazzos for ultimate casual wear
Wear the kurta with cotton palazzos , comfortable sandals, sunglasses and a
large tote bag for a no fuss outfit, perfect for the beach or a relaxing trip
to the spa.
Outfit Details:DOSA Afghani Long Kurta,farfetch.com; Smock Waist Sash
MARA HOFFMAN, INC Round Handle Mirror Beach Bag,marissacollections.com;
Aspiga 'Starfish' Sandal,nordstorm.com;
Wonderland Mojave Sunglasses - Clear Beach Glass/Black, shopbop.com.
9. Tucked into a high low hem skirt, paired with a
light cardigan and cinched at the waist with a thin belt. (date look)
All date night outfit needs its share of drama. Tuck in the kurta into a
highlow hem skirt, thrown on a nice cargidan and complentary heels. Complete
the look off with a long chain pendant, clutch bag, cocktail ring, stacked bracelet
and the classic red lipstick.
Outfit Details: DOSA Afghani Long Kurta,farfetch.com; Alice + Olivia Cohe
Embroidered High-Low Long Skirt,neimanmarcus.com;
PIECES Open Cardigan,pieces.com;
Leonie Patent Clutch,lkbennet.com;
Charlotte Russe Red Gem & Rhinestone Bangles, charlotterusse.com;
Stephen Webster Superstud Square Ring, couture.zappos.com;
Lucky Brand Long Red Pendant Necklace, amazon.com.
10. Paired with black jean and black accessories,
except for a bejeweled statement necklace with vibrant colors. (girls day out)
They say girls judge each other more than anyone else. Do not give the girls a
chance to doubt your style quotient by wearing the easiest and chicest kurta
pairing. Pair the kurta with skinny black jeans and all black accessories. As a
statement, add a bib necklace and matching kitten heels to finish off the look.
Outfit Details: DOSA Afghani
Long Kurta,farfetch.com; Lee Skyler High Waist Skinny Jeans, johnlewis.com;
T Tahari Ombre Tassel Necklace,bloomingdales.com;
PIECES Pearl And Stone Bracelet, pieces.com;
Coye Nokes Catherine Flat, bluefly.com;
Ella Moss Groupie Hobo Bag, ellamoss.com;
Daniel Wellington Classic Sheffield Watch, bloomingdales.com;
Are your surprised at the versatility of your wardrobe staple?
Is there any other way you look to style the black kurta?
Let me know in the comments below!!