printed mint green kurta set by Pooja Rajgharia Gupta
Photo Courtesy: Pernia's Pop Up Shop
Arushi Sakhuja
The hot and humid weather calls for easy-breezy silhouettes, cotton clothing and breathable ensembles. And what says summer better than ethnic wear? Whether you have a power-packed day at work or are spending the day working from home, here are some of the best ethnic wear pieces that will see you through the season. From kurta sets to kurta dresses and palazzo pants, these are sure to be a mainstay in your closet.
Print Mania
Printed kurta set
Photo Courtesy: Kshitij Jalori
Spruce up your workwear wardrobe with ethnic wear that is at once formal yet quirky. A printed kurta set with lapels like this one by Kshitij Jalori is the perfect balance between formal and comfortable clothing, making it an ideal choice for a day at work.
Ridhi Mehra
Ridhi Mehra - Wildflowe
Photo Courtesy: Ridhi Mehra
A key silhouette from Ridhi Mehra’s new Wildflower, this A-line kurta with dhoti pants is just what you need for any celebration at the office. Crafted in pure silk, its luxe, understated glam with new cuts make it a statement ethnic wear pick. This bright fuschia set is sure to make heads turns.
Layer up
aarké - a ready-to-wear label by the iconic House of Ritu Kumar
Photo Courtesy: Aarké
Does the cold blast of the AC in your office make you shiver? Then it’s time to rethink your ethnic wear work wardrobe and maybe add in a few layers. For those days when you think you need an extra cover, this set from Aarké by Ritu Kumar will ensure you feel snug. Wear it with the jacket or simply remove the jacket when you’re on the streets.
Pristine in white 
Anita Dongre's Flamingo Paradise
Photo Courtesy: Anita Dongre
Light colours and pastel hues are championed in hot and humid weather. Anita Dongre’s Flamingo Paradise kurta set is easy-breezy and uber comfortable. In a shade of pristine white, it makes for an appropriate summer season ethnic wear staple.
Subtle Colours 
printed mint green kurta set by Pooja Rajgharia Gupta
Photo Courtesy: Pernia’s Pop Up Shop
Mint green is a hot colour trend this season, why not add it to work wear? The easiest way to incorporate the hue ought to be ethnic wear. This printed mint green kurta set by Pooja Rajgharia Gupta champions flowy and laidback silhouettes.
Love for cotton
Photo Courtesy: Pernia’s Pop Up Shop
The comfort of ethnic wear in a breathable fabric like cotton is no secret. If you’re someone who has a minimal style aesthetic, Ayaka’s cotton kurta set is just what you need for a hectic workday. Whether you’re jumping from one meeting to another or wish to make a mark in the boardroom, this will seamlessly bring out all your desi vibes. The beauty of this piece is that you can wear it as a standalone dress or team it with straight pants for a more ethnic look.
Co-ord perfection
YAM INDIA Blue Silk Chanderi Santorini Kurta With Pants
Photo Courtesy: Ogaan
Switch up your work style to add a chic edge with YAM India’s blue printed co-ord set. The laidback silhouettes allows comfort while ensuring an effortlessly stylish look. Team it with juttis and jhumkis for a added ethnic touch.
Modern edges
Sunira Designs
Photo Courtesy: Sunira Designs
Takes cue from Sunira on how to embrace ethnic wear but with a touch of modernity. The simplistic outfit is elevated with the subtle colour pop, thanks to the thread-work detailing. Linear lines add structure to the otherwise unconstructed silhouette. Style it with your favourite summer sliders to amp up the glam.
Abstract glamour
ANAMIKA KHANNAOff White Multi Colour Printed Kurta Set
Photo Courtesy: Ogaan
On days when you wish to wear florals but not the usual kind, Anamika Khanna’s Off White Multi Colour Printed Kurta Set will save the day. Bring out the desi in you as you wear the three-piece kurta, pant and dupatta set.
KORA Pink Hand Block Over-Printed Cotton Straight Kurta Set
Photo Courtesy: Ogaan
Minimal yet head-turning, this is a chic option for an important day at work. This summer-friendly pink hand block printed kurta set by KORA is a fuss-free option when you have a time crunch. Simply throw on the dupatta for some added oomph.
Photo Courtesy: Ogaan
Is your summer wardrobe complete without the addition of floral ethnic wear? The answer is a simple no! Florals are a summer anthem, and we’d suggest adding a striking piece to your closet just like this cider tunic set by Vineet Rahul. 
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