India is an endless treasure trove of art; in her narrowest gullies and the most remote areas of her countryside, you will find pieces of art, often amidst modest surroundings.
One such artifact from the olden days, that is slowly marking a return into people’s hearts is the Punjabi Jutti, also known as jooti, khussa and mojri. Juttis were losing popularity in the last few decades due to the lack of demand. It was heart breaking to see that the karigars making this gorgeous handicraft were sorting to other odd jobs because of lack of demand. But things changed soon.
To make the jutti palatable to modern taste, contemporary styling came in to add that little bit of quirk and edge. This helped the fading accessory become a part of the jutti revolution and revival in India.
Summers or winters, you will be thanking yourself for investing in a pair of juttis. A large part of your foot is covered while wearing juttis, keeping them safe from the tan and the cold. Pop coloured juttis, with their fun vibe, look set to stay in trend this season. Pastels are great too, and go with a whole lot of outfits in every wardrobe!
Juttis are extremely versatile, and can be worn at a whole range of occasions. Be it a fun night at a cocktail party, Sangeet, or a girls’ day out at a café, your pretty, snug-fitting juttis can be the perfect accessory at every occasion.
The jutti has also managed to solve a practical problem that ladies face with conventional footwear. Not every woman is comfortable in a pair of high heels. What if you were told that there is a way to dress up your feet for a party or a Sangeet and not feel like sawing your leg off at the end of the night? ‘Sign me up!’ would be the most common answer. The right pair of juttis on your feet can make you feel light as air, while also leaving people in awe with the aesthetics of it.
Juttis come in a lot of pastel colours with various types of embroideries. Colours such as dusty pink, salmon pink, pastel blue, lemon yellow are great for the season. Pop colours like fuchsia, orange, yellow look very snazzy and also very festive.
Here are some of the ways you can style your juttis:
For working women: You can pair your casual juttis with cotton trousers and a solid tee.
A pair of nude or light gold juttis can go really well with your kurtis and straight pants and palazzos; whatever be your ootd, juttis instantly jazz up your look.
We absolutely love the idea of wearing juttis with a saree. The minimal embroidered juttis as well as those with subtle prints are especially a perfect match for your cotton sarees.
Juttis are an extremely popular accessory among brides this season. Brides wear juttis for a majority of the wedding functions these days. Some brides love to add a pop of colour to their outfit via shoes while others prefer tones of gold or silver. Brides also love to customise their juttis to have their wedding date or wedding hashtags embroidered onto the juttis. This is a very personalised, one-of-a kind service.
You can top off a stunning Kanjeevaram saree look with elegant gold juttis, while colourful juttis can be paired with your lehengas.
With so many options in terms of colours, embroidery styles, and texture, it is surely a choice of plenty for the brides! Lot of brides also want to gift a pair of traditional juttis to their bridesmaids; yet another interesting trend that has taken off. There are special Bridesmaid proposals packaging to meet this need.
The jutti of today is a product of a huge transition both in terms of design and comfort. They are now double cushioned for premium comfort and are being made using feather-light materials that are soft on the feet.
From a teenage girl to women in their late 60’s, almost everyone is seen sporting juttis at weddings. Not to mention, they are an increasingly in-vogue commodity among Bollywood and other celebrities too.
You’ll see so many celebrities sporting juttis with their festive looks and with their airport looks alike!
– By Akanksha and Aarti Chhabra, Founders, Pastels and Pop