India is a potpourri of cultures and traditions. No wonder our list of festivals is just as diverse, offering opportunities galore to play dress-up. With festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi, Navratri and Diwali around the corner, you might have got your festive arsenal ready. But if you could still do with a bit of fashion inspiration, go through our ultimate style guide and you are guaranteed to take home all the compliments this festive season.
- Chic Skirts
Swap your miniskirts this festive season for some elegant midi and maxi skirts. Choose a pleated midi skirt and style it with a crisp shirt for a unique take on ethnic outfits. Wear a short, glasswork-adorned choli and pair it with a printed maxi skirt featuring floral patterns or foil prints. Complete your look with oxidised jhumkis or a chunky necklace for a distinct Indo-western vibe.
- Ethnic Kurtis
Kurtis can spruce up any look with their simple yet graceful (and distinctly ethnic) vibe. Wear a short embroidered kurti over a pair of acid-wash jeans for the perfect fusion of the western and the traditional. Rediscover your cultural roots this season and go traditional with a printed long kurti and matching palazzo set. Long kurtis can even be paired with leggings or cigarette pants for a sleek look. Add a dash of glamour with a pair of trendy embroidered juttis and you’re good to go.
- Long Tops
Looking for fashionable yet functional outfits? Get yourself some dressy long tops and pair them with wide-leg pants to put your own spin on the traditional kurti-palazzo look. You can even pair long embroidered shirts with slim-fit pants to create a fun yet comfortable silhouette. Add structure to the flowy silhouette with a belt at the waist. Finish with a pair of tasselled earrings and juttis for a sprinkling of tradition and culture.
- Western Dresses
Although dresses are typically reserved for formal events, styling your dress like a kurti can do the trick for the festive season. Have a dress in the back of your closet that you don’t really wear but also don’t wish to part with? Throw on a pair of matching leggings under your dress and carry a dupatta to transform your western dress into an ethnic kurti set. Pair your midi dresses with palazzos or flared pants for a conventional look or pick a mini dress and wear it as a short kurti with jeans, dhotis or cigar pants for an edgy vibe.
When the festive season strikes, it’s time to bring your A-game on. With these tips, you will sure be turning heads wherever you go!