A Photographer Captures The Often-Overlooked 'Aunty' Couture : Code Switch : NPR: "Ugh, she dresses like SUCH an aunty!" is usually not something you'd want to hear about your style, if you're South Asian.
An "aunty" or "aunty-ji" (depending on where you want to fall on the graph of respect and familiarity) is what you call a lady roughly around your mother's age. So, the family friend who has seen you grow up, your mom's co-worker, the lady next to you in the grocery line or the nosy neighbor whose questions about your love life you endure because she makes a killer biryani — they all qualify.
While the stereotype makes aunties famous only for food and unsolicited advice, their style — like this salwar-kurta and sneakers combo, a staple — has not always been in the spotlight. Until now.