Diwali is around the corner. This festival of lights not only marks the beginning of New Year but also brings an opportunity to shop and prep-up. Diwali is all about glam, glitz, traditional wear, family gatherings, firecrackers, and enjoying every moment of the day.
Festivals like Navaratri gives you a chance to go as colourful and experimental as you want but when it comes to Diwali, people love to show off their traditional attire. So let’s see how can we jazz up or replace our traditional Sarees and Suits, yet keep our outfits very much ethnic.
Striking a perfect balance between Indian and western may be hard for a person who is not much into fashion. But gone are the days when people were hesitant to wear fusion clothing and try different combinations. You can go for an ethnic jumpsuit and put a jacket over it. Or you can accentuate your waist by putting a dazzling waistband on the jumpsuit. Another option is jumpsuit that looks like sari and is comfortable like pants.
2. Indo Western Gowns
You can never go wrong with gowns. They are graceful and traditional. Gowns with heavily embroidered top and flowing skirt can easily make you look festive-ready. Also, double-layered gowns are in this season so you can play with contrast colours and different materials.
3. Long Skirts With Crop Tops
We are familiar with the ‘lehenga-choli’ attire. But if you want to go one step further, skirt and crop top can make a mark this Diwali. The right way to balance this outfit is to keep only one part heavy. If you choose to jazz up the crop top, then your skirt should be simple and vice-versa. Cold shoulder and bat wings and Bardot tops are in this season. If you are not too comfortable with showing your skin, you can wrap a sheer dupatta around.
4. Kurti and Palazzo
The craze of palazzos is here to stay. Palazzos are available in various fabrics, and you can choose them according to your comfort. Pants in net or chiffon paired with long straight-fit chikankari or embroidered kurta will surely grab eyeballs in any social gathering.
While you’re sporting ethnic attire, you should also walk elegantly. Investing in a good pair of footwear can make a huge difference. You’ll be able to walk gracefully when you are comfortable. Pair up traditional Kolhapuri Chappals with skirts, stylish wedges with Kurtis and palazzo, and cute ballet shoes with a jumpsuit to complete your look, yet be comfortable. Go for the killer stilettos with an indo-western gown to bring out the Cinderella in you.
If you are blessed with long and thick hair, there are plenty of hairstyles which you can do. But if you have short hair and don’t know what to do with them, here are some quick and easy hairstyles which will help you sail through this festive season.
Messy side bun – Tie a low ponytail in the side at the nape of your neck and twist it. Then simply wrap it to create a bun. Tug in the end and secure it with bobby pins. Put on a brooch to secure it further more and jazz it up.
Twisted Bun – This is a twist to the traditional bun. Just backcomb, twist them and wrap in a coil. Secure with bobby pins and add a flower to it.
Side swept hair – not good with hair-craft? Not an issue. Simply change your partition. This hairstyle works well after the second or third day of wash. You can curl the ends of your hair to add the softness in the look.
Braids – Braids are still ruling the world. You can go for soft, loose Dutch braid, French braid, mermaids braid or can simply go for regular three plate braid. Side swept braids look amazing with traditional attire.
7. Jewellery and accessories
Diwali can’t be complete without trendy jewellery and accessories to complement your look. This season, go for bold statement pieces. Big jhumkas, a traditional stone necklace, bangles, maang tika and flowers are going to be in trend. As for accessories, keep them simple and to the point. A small clutch, box clutch or sling bag will work the best.
Red lips and smoky eyes is the hottest combination of the season. If you are not a makeup pro and don’t know how to blend colours on your eyelashes, simply dab on some golden pixie dust all over your eyelids and line your eyes as you would usually do. You can also try a winged or cat eyeliner to add some drama.
9. Nail Art
For nail art, glitter polishes, studs and stones will go with your look. You can also combine matte and glitter polishes. If you are in a hurry, simply put on a thick coat of golden or silver glitter all over your nails and you’ll be good to go!
We hope these tips will help you brighten your entire look. Happy Diwali!