Because a casual sari really is just that versatile.
Because a casual sari really is just that versatile.

A sari is basically just a long piece of material coupled with a blouse. But when worn wrapped around oneself, it'll take your look from 0 to a 100 real fast.

Now we usually end up saving our sari-wearing dreams for school farewells or wedding but did you know that you can totally rock a casual sari too?

While wearing a sari sounds high-maintenance, we've found it's actually quite the opposite and pretty darn liberating. Pair an airy, breezy sari with a white button down, crop top or blouse, the options are endless.

As the weather cools down and the festive season begins, here’s some inspo for how to style a casual sari for both day and night — because it really is just that versatile.

Pair it with a jacket

Mahira Khan’s blazer with a printed sari is a classic look that’s perfect for winter outings. Opt for a leather or fitted jacket to transition to an evening look.

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Play around with florals...

Florals aren’t just for spring and, worn in winter, can in fact be groundbreaking.

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Or stripes!

Ayesha Omar looking like a candy cane in the best possible way.

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Go monochrome

Solid or minimal monochromes work well for both day and night; Amna Ilyas and Mira Sethi show us how.

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If you're feeling daring, how about some abstract prints?

Mira Sethi shows us how to style tie-dye and abstract prints with minimal accessories and styling.

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Weaves that you can dress up or down

Woven fabrics like khaddar and gamcha made a comeback this year, and the bright colours and thicker weaves are great for the cooler season too. Recreate Eman Suleman’s look with a plain white tee and classic red lip, and substitute the weaves for print

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Tell us how you're rocking a sari this season.

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