4 Best Outfit Ideas For The Festive Season
The festive season is finally here! And although this year’s celebration will be unlike previous ones, that doesn’t mean you should not flaunt your sartorial skills. This is the perfect time of the year for you to mix, match, restyle and create fabulous new looks. So, whether you’re looking for a festive party at the office outfit or deciding on a what to wear for the family get together, we’ve got it all covered. Check out our list of best outfit ideas for festivals and wear them to any occasion on the social calendar.
1. Indo Western Fusion
Your wardrobe might already be full of traditional Indian and western pieces, and you have most likely been wearing one style at one time. Well, time to get creative and spice things up. Indo-Western pairing works year-round and festival season is a great time to put your styling skills to use. This way, you get to combine your traditional Indian pieces with western ones and create exquisite festival looks. For a family lunch gathering, pair an ethnic embroidered maxi dress with jhumkas and chunky bangles, and for an evening soiree swap your choli with a crisp shirt, team it with a lehenga and add a statement necklace.
2. Bling On
When it comes to wearing bling, the festive season is the perfect time to bring out your embellished beauties, embroidered eye-catchers, and your most shiny baubles. Cause this is the season to bling on! From trend-focus designs to always in style luxe pieces and from subtle to statement, there is a bling piece to suit everyone’s style preference. If you prefer delicate embellishment, then opt for a border saree. If the surface texture is not your style, go for a metallic fabric piece instead. Like me, if you like to go all out, bring out your most heavily embroidered zardozi kurta and pair it with a lehenga and dupatta. And if the jewellery is your go-to bling, then layer 2-3 statement necklaces and stack a whole bunch of bangles and bracelets together and let your accessories do all the talking.
3. Traditional With A Modern Twist
The festive season is incomplete without traditional wear. However, this time around try styling your traditional attire with a hint of a modern twist. This is a fun way to jazz up your look without overpowering the original design aesthetics, wondering how to create such a look? We have a few ideas: Instead of salwar or churidar, pair your kurta with dhoti pants or add a broad metallic belt to your Anarkali suit for a more clinched and chicer look. And if you want to experiment, opt for a saree gown. With styling variation or structural alteration, the outfit retains its traditional appeal and yet has a modern vibe to it.
4. Mix and Match
Wearing the same outfit after a point gets boring. And at some point, you stop paring the pieces in their original format and start creating new combinations. The festive season is the ideal time to reuse pieces and restyle them in new ways. This is a cost-effective and sustainable way to create different looks by mixing pre-existing pieces. Don’t be afraid to break your outfit sets and pair its pieces with different set pieces. Instead of pairing an A-line kurta with a salwar, pair it with a gharrara instead. Trade your churidar with palazzo pants and wear it with a sherwani. And if you are in a mood to go all out and create a statement look, then team up dhoti pants with a crop top and floor-length cape jacket.