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30 Incredibly Chic Street-Style Photos From India

Being trendy is clearly a national priority. Unless otherwise noted, all photos are courtesy of Wearabout.

1. Meera, Mumbai

“I’m not loyal to any labels. I like a healthy mix of street shopping and travel shopping.”

2. Divyak, Mumbai

The photographer described this subject as “channelling Dr. Strangelove.”

3. Karan, Mumbai

“A trench coat, for me, is like a shield… It carries the identity of the wearer.”

4. Paloma, Mumbai

Fact: This scarf cost 30 Rupees, the equivalent of 47 cents.

5. Carol, New Delhi

Has a cat named Piggy and a dog named Edie. This dress was her mother’s, purchased at a flea market.

6. Jagvir, Mumbai

This perfect example of colorblocking is courtesy of Style Fiesta.

7. Vir, Mumbai

“This look is sort of over-the-top and dramatic due to the hair and styling. I would wear this to an insane house party.”

8. Paloma, Mumbai

This blazer was sown using fabric from a lungi, a traditional Indian loincloth typically worn by men in South India.

9. Rachel, New Delhi

“I don’t want to change anything about the way I look.”

10. Pranav, New Delhi

Shirt by Indian designer Javed Khan.

11. Amit, Mumbai

Loose cotton clothes are perfect for Mumbai’s infamous humidity.

12. Bryan, Mumbai

BryanBoy is a Filipino fashion blogger, visiting India for Fashion Week.

13. Lidowe, Dimapur

“Shops mostly from Zara & Adidas. Has coloured her hair more than 50 times.”

14. Tinu, Mumbai

Tinu, a model, is sporting the ultimate statement necklace.

15. Tania, Mumbai

Tania had a local tailor sew this ikat (a traditional Indian fabric) pantsuit, for approximately $20.

16. Mercy, New Delhi

Mercy is one fourth of the Tetseo Sisters, a folk music group from the North Eastern state of Nagaland.

17. Karishma, Mumbai

Q: If not a fashion designer, what do you think you’d be?
A: An anthropologist.

18. Pranav, New Delhi

Q: Other than making clothes and modeling, is there anything else you’d like to do?
A: Yes. I want to fly.

19. Stephen, New Delhi

“I feel the world is my prom and I need to dress up.”

20. Priya, New Delhi

Founder of her own store and culture blog, Bombay Electric, Priya is dressed in an ensemble that merges Indian and western aesthetics.

21. Kismet, Chandigarh

Kismet is wearing a kurta, a traditional Indian garment that is essentially a long shirt, typically worn with pants/pajamas.

22. Imsu, New Delhi

“Likes bad boys, loves Adele, believes in online shopping.” Jacket from H&M.

23. Loise, Mumbai

“There was a nomad girl selling Rajasthani bags on the street. I asked her if she had anything else. She had two blouses and this was one of them. She said her grandma made it long ago and they don’t make clothes anymore.”

24. Dal, Mumbai

“The kind of clothes I wear are really versions of the traditional Indian kurta. Some of the cotton shirts I own from Dries van Noten, for example, claim to take their inspiration from vintage military uniforms, but to me, the reference, the pleat and the placket, always say India.”

25. Gitanjali, Pune

Gitanjali, a writer and curator spotted here at the NH7 Weekender music festival, is redefining music festival chic.

26. Oona, New Delhi

This former fashion blogger shut down her blog: “My family and friends - and randoms who don’t even know me - tended to think of me as a narcissistic, materialistic dumb fashionista. There were some people bitching about me, saying stuff like ‘OMG she wears peacock feathers’… Which is all untrue, obviously.”

27. Elton, Mumbai

A makeup artist/hairstylist by profession, Elton lets his sense of drama overflow into his wardrobe.

28. Prash, Mumbai

By adding a scarf and fedora, Prash is reinterpreting Mumbai’s staple shorts-and-sandals look.

29. Dheeman, Mumbai

T-shirt: H&M.
Pants: Local tailor.

30. Tania, Mumbai

“I hated Barbie as a little girl but everyone around me had them. So once I decided to cut off some fabric lying around the house to make some costumes for everyone’s Barbies. I made a whole line… and then had a Barbie beauty pageant in my room.”

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