It’s that time of the year when you face serious outfit crisis and spend literally an hour to get ready. Festival season is here and October marks the biggest winter festivities in India. From Navratri to Diwali and then the grand wedding festival season. With a flabbergasted heart, irrespective of religion, we all celebrated nine days of Navratri. I know I was supose to share my outfit details earlier but please pardon me, the festival zeal didn’t spare me and I was all out about it, enjoying every single bit of those nine days.
So, today being ‘Sharad Purnima’ (full moon day) we are here again to groove on ‘garba’ beats. The festival season mandates you to look fashionable best no matter what. And wearing those last-year ‘ghaghra-choli’ is not going to work the magic this festival season. 2017 is seeing a dramatic transformation in ethnic wear category. It’s more about being comfortable than simply dolling up. Comfort element has pushed its way from casual wear to work wear and ethnic wear too. Finally, the spell of traditional clothes is revised and here we welcome the ‘Ethnic Fusion’ sweetheart.
I’ve created three looks for this post that are absolutely flawless and easily workable.
I’m wearing this woolen embroidered green ‘ghaghra’ with the faux mirror-work choli that doesn’t really matches but compliments the ghaghra. Keeping my hair tied well in a top-knot, I went for a minimalistic style with just two vibrant bangles in each hand and tassel earrings that I bought for my cousin’s wedding. I played up with this very ethnic tattoo using my lipliner and I think that’s pretty it! No-makeup, darlings!
For my second look, I wore cobalt blue lehenga that has sparrow and cage embroidery in the front. I bought this lehenga from amazon.in, it was a semi-stitched one, but I wouldn’t recommend to go for it. I had a hard time finding the right tailor who can fix the pleats and make it look as perfect as it was displayed. Shrugged my mom’s dupatta over it this coin ‘lamar-band’ is a stellar statement jewelry. The blouse is from a street-shopping at Colaba, Mumbai.
Fusion is the new favorite word in the fashion industry. I couldn’t stop myself from jumping into the bandwagon and festive season is the perfect time to hop in. I took out my tie-dye pastel pink skirt and teamed it with silver peplum blouse. The dupatta you see here is from one from my salwar suit and finished the look with silver sterling oxidized necklace.
And oh, I there is no beauty more than going all in traditional ‘chaniya-choli’. Festival season can never get done without one and I wore it on the 8th day of Navratri. Here are the selfies and pictures.
Below are some quick tricks to get the season’s hottest trend on point.
- Choker necklace
Chokers are so 90s yet ruling the fashion lexicon of late. Opt for oxidized choker necklaces or DIY a choker with vibrant pom-pom or tassels. Here, I wore the ‘damni’ (headcharm) as choker and added the leaf shape charm in green to go with my lehenga.
- Mix and match
Switch off from your pretty comfy style and go all out in mix and match style. And the cut-out shoulder beige crop top or a black-lace top tucked-in looks stunning when paired with that pleated lehenga. Don’t forget to stack colourful bangles.
- Festivities at work!
Don’t just wait for the evening to dress all-for-the-festival. You can linger in the Navratri zing even in the day light! Take out your dhoti pant or that printed bright harem pant and team it up with a cami or a t-shirt and you are all good to go.
- Bye-bye makeup
Kiss a good bye to made-up faces and say hello to fresh face! Tie your hair in a messy bun or top-not. You can even go for a fish-tail braid or just let loose your tresses (whichever you prefer).