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Seven accessories to up your desi girl game!

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Remember the times you sneaked into your mom’s bedroom to prance around in her bangles, anklets and bindis? Well this Independence Day you can unleash your desi glam side and team traditional Indian accessories with casual clothes. Who knew regular jean-tees could look so stunning with heaps of bangles and chunky anklets?
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Ever since Deepika Padukone donned it as Piku, this delicate dot—once the exclusive preserve of married women—has become a style rage. Flash it with kurtas and palazzos, or even Farsi pants to add an elfin charm to your look.
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Essentially a Punjabi hair accessory, parrandas are available in so many trendy, simple designs that work beautifully with Indo Fusion outfits. Now here’s a secret…we actually prefer the utterly desi version, worn with so much grace by Punjabi belles, Sonakshi Sinha and Kareena Kapoor in Son of Sardaar, and Gori Tere Pyar Mein, respectively.
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Once considered an accessory exclusive to brides, the newer and delicate form of this hair accessory can be donned easily with simpler outfits too. It adds such a pretty Indian touch to your look. Just take a look at Aishwarya Rai’s maang tikka in Jodha Akbar to know what we mean.
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Charm anklets are the new “in” that go just as well with western attires, as they do with Indian outfits. The new genre is lighter and more delicate than its chunkier, noisier predecessors that were an integral part of a traditional bridal ensemble. Try these trendy tinkling foot wraps to funk up your look.
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Nothing can be quite as desi as a sexy nose ring. For an accessory worn across the length and breadth of the country, it remains a fave in so many avatars; big and blowsy, a simple ring design or just a stud.  The Kapoor gals, Sonam and Kareena are just two of the many celebs who’ve glamorized this tiny but jazzy accessory in its traditional and trendy avatars.
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From the chooda that’s worn at weddings, to the simple kadas that adorn wrists, bangles have sure come a long way. These jingling accessories add a delicate charm to any ensemble, and go equally with both western and Indian outfits. Take a cue from Alia Bhatt in 2 States or Kareena Kapoor in 3 Idiots.
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There’s something about mehendi that never goes out of fashion. A traditional part of a bridal ensemble, mehendi is such a fun way to give a desi touch to your look. Go all out or go discreet, henna is here to stay.
What are your plans to jazz up your look this Independence day? Share your fave desi accessories with us.
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