Indian Inspired Fashion Trends You’ll Love

We all know that fashion trends come and go. What’s in today can be totally out by next season. Perhaps that’s why some fashion experts advise maintaining a collection of neutrals and classic pieces in your wardrobe. That advice is all well and good. However, if you prefer fashion with color and personality, you’re going to love the newest Indian inspired fashion trends. Inspiration from India comes and goes throughout the global fashion world. Perhaps that is because so many people are attracted to the culture and the beautiful expression it allows. Take a look at these Indian inspired fashion trends and prepare to find ways to incorporate them into your look.

Gold Accessories

Gold is an important cultural and status symbol in India. It plays a large role in weddings. The more gold, the wealthier a family is said to be. You don’t have to be getting married to add Indian inspired touches of gold to your wardrobe, nor should you go overboard. One statement piece such as a necklace with large gold discs or a wide gold bangle will do nicely.

The Sari

When you think of India, you may picture women wrapped in their rich, colorful garbs. This wraparound fabric is known as a sari and is a piece that is symbolic of womanhood. Saris aren’t worn by children. When a young woman has demonstrated the knowledge and understanding of womanhood, she may begin to don the sari. A more casual piece is the kurta, which is bright tunic that is often adorned with embellishments. Such a tunic can be modernized by pairing it with jeans for a fun night on the town.


Mehndi, often more commonly known as henna, is a plant-based dye that is used in Indian to ornately decorate the hands, arms and feet of women. These decorations are usually reserved for special occasions or festivals such as Holi or Diwali. Using bridal mehndi designs has become popular outside of India as a form of self-expression and decoration.

These are simply a few examples of ways you can incorporate Indian inspired looks into your everyday style. Sites like Craftsvilla can be accessed online to find such pieces to add to your collection. Have fun with the looks, but do take care to remain respectful of the culture by wearing them tastefully and in moderation.

Davao celebrates Financial Freedom

ABS InterviewAs a fitting start to the new year, the “#LiveFreePH Freedom Tour” made a stop in Davao City to continue its financial freedom rally. From January 24 to 30, Davaoenos were treated to educational booths, exciting promos, and a free concert featuring Sun Life father-son ambassadors Piolo and Inigo Pascual.
Beginning the journey
A string of activities guided participants to begin their own #LiveFreePH journey. In a bold move, they declared their vision of financial freedom with the “Live Free Freedom Wall.” Then they looked at their current situation, shared their outlook about the future, and pledged support to a community in need through BLISS or “Brighter Life Index: Social Sentiment.” And by joining the “Sun CeleBright” promo, they won free trips to their chosen destinations!
But what made the #LiveFreePH Tour brighter were the Sun Life advisors ready to help those who want to jumpstart their financial freedom journey. Some were so inspired that they chose to become financial advisors themselves.
Pursuing the mission
In front of a jubilant and captivated crowd, the “Freedom Celebration” concert headlined by Piolo and Inigo amplified the mission of financial independence for everyone. Aside from belting his signature hits, Piolo serenaded the winners of the hugely popular “Selfie with Papa P” – where longtime fans get to meet their idol and take home a photo souvenir. Inigo also showed off his dance moves and energized the night with today’s popular hits.

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“We want Filipinos to believe that a brighter future is possible. We want them to be inspired to take on their own path towards financial freedom. And that they can start this meaningful journey with the help of our financial advisors,” said Sun Life Chief Marketing Officer Mylene Lopa. The #LiveFreePH Freedom Tour kicked off last year with stops in Pampanga and Iloilo.

To end the event Papa P serenaded the lucky ladies who shone the brightest in the Selfie with Papa P contest.

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