Festive season is all about waiting with bated breath to go shop to your heart’s content, deck up in the brightest colours and looking your absolute ethnic best. While you’re at it, here are a few pointers on how to style your traditional outfits while staying in trend.
Pastels are ideal for festivals. Pick your angrakha or lehenga in pastel shades like coral, lime, teal, periwinkle or lavender. Pastels are easy to pull off, don’t need much accessorising and are non-fussy.
Bling it on
If your style leans towards stand out-ish, bling is your destination. It’s okay to go all decked up with your ethnic outfits. Bright yellow, gold, silver or green with sequins or mirror work are great festive options.
If you’re someone that doesn’t take their outfit game seriously, but still wants to look good, minimalistic style is more your thing. Go for handlooms as they are comfy and chic. A simple cotton sari or well-cut suit set should do the job.
Keep your silhouettes basic and nonchalant. Simple cuts and excellent fitting make for a great outfit. Structure your outfit such that you can repeat them for various other occasions styled differently.
Accessorising is as important as dressing up. Festive accessories include delicate juttis, sequined potli bags, bling clutches and grandiose dupattas. Stock up on various colours and styles for versatility.