You’ve got to admit that bottom wear is the one thing that can make or break your ethnic fashion personality. Add a funky printed palazzos to a plain kurti and you are screaming style girl goes desi. A plain old churidar and a black kurti is the classic corporate girl charm. You can really oomph up your desi wardrobe simply by investing in some really good bottoms. And the good news is, you have plenty to choose from.

Pop Me Some Colour, Baby

Churidars to kurtis are what nine-inch heels are to an LBD … classy. Apart from having a pair in black and white (they are pretty much your wardrobe essentials), you also need a pop of colour to add zing to all your boring kurtis. From sunshine yellow to classic grey, invest in a beautiful colour palette.

It’s A Skirt … It’s A Dhoti Pant ... It’s Palazzos

If you have ever looked for a pair of pants that are comfortable, pretty and stylish, your dreams have been answered. Palazzos are high on the style charts this year (thank god) and luckily, they are just the fashion companion you’ve been looking for. Nothing adds to the kurti as beautifully as a printed palazzo paired with the right pair of jhootis and some jhumkis. Hello boho girl!

Pa(i)nt It Like A French Girl

Just when you though it couldn’t get any better, you get ethnic pants hitting the fashion high. They are classy, corporate-y and very, very IT girl. Invest in a mono-coloured pair that couples up perfectly well with your kurtas and ethnic jackets.

Leggings – The New Jeans

Whoever said that jeans are like second skin haven’t met the leggings. They are the perfect go-to fashion choice for ANY kurti that you want to sport. First off they go with everything, and secondly they are legit the most comfortable piece of clothing on earth. Do you need us to say anything more?

One Peg, Patiala

We cannot complete this list without including the humble Patiala. Think of it as the age-old salwar with a much more modern (and fashionable) twist that instantly ups the ethnic charm of your basic kurti.