Fashion & Lifestyle

Mix-match and experiment this festive season to place the winning bet on fashion.

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It’s that time of the year again when your casual t-shirts and shorts are at rest as you attempt to look your glamorous best. With the comforting aroma of fall wafting in the air, you know it’s the festive season instinctively.

You are barely over the 11 days long Ganesh Chaturthi and immediately Durga Pooja swoops in followed by Diwali. Do you even have time to breathe? Simultaneously you’ve got to look your best and turn heads when you walk by. Tough job I know but we’ve got your back, don’t you worry.

They say Indian girls look even more beautiful when they wear traditional clothes, especially during traditional festivals. And thankfully now a day’s traditional clothing doesn’t only mean the classic lehenga choli or saree. There are myriad styles and fashions to choose from.

Here are a few enlisted sure shot ways to swoop people off their feet with your outfits, this festive season-

The day outing

Durga puja celebration

Salwar suits have more varieties now than even ice creams have to offer. There are Patialas, simple cut churidars, Anarkalis and so much more. A long, straight cut, light coloured Kurti paired with light washed jeans is very trendy these days and perfect for a day look. Add some statement dangly earrings and you are good to go for an afternoon with friends.

That traditional family gathering


One of the traditional attires that you will definitely find in a girl’s wardrobe is an Anarkali suit. We might not look as beautiful and radiant as Salim’s Anarkali may have looked, but we pull it off alright. It’s probably one of the most favourite outfits for a girl, right girls? Again, this particular outfit also has varieties in it. Tough job told you! For an outing with family on the auspicious Navami night,

nothing could be better than a flowing georgette Anarkali suit studded with embellishments and embroideries with a sweet little bindi and winged eyeliner brightening your face.

Rocking the Dandiya floor


A style which is very much ‘in’ these days is the fusion between western and Indian. I am talking about an embellished crop top with long flowing skirt acting as a lehenga, paired with Indo western jewellery like a simple hand chain or tiara and smokey eyes. Get your dandiya sticks ready because it’s a stunning look to take on the dandiya night.

Never underestimate the “all time successful” fashion hacks

Festive season doesn’t just warrant for traditional attires, western clothes are welcome too. Little black dresses will never be out of the list so keep one of them ready for a night out while pretty palazzos with attractive crop tops can also be considered as one the top trending outfits for the festive season.

Be the Maverick


One of the boldest trends that have come across is adding a bindi with western outfits. Bright coloured bindis give certain poise and grace to an ethnic outfit but to pair it with western clothing is not everyone’s cup of tea. You can only dare to wear it only if you can carry it with confidence. Can you imagine yourself wearing a pair of distressed, acid washed denim shorts with a white tank top and a bright, pink bindi adorning your forehead? If yes then you go girl! If not then you can always go for the classics because at the end of the day, being comfortable and finding your own style is what counts and that’s what fashion is all about.

There are a number of looks you can experiment with this festive season and I’d say don’t shy away from experimenting. At the end of the day, if you are satisfied and happy, looking at yourself in the mirror, you’ll know you’ve done it right. Think out of the box, mix and match your outfits because you never know you just might start a new trend!