The festive season is here and we all are geared up for it. You have already shortlisted the number of festive celebrations you plan to do this season with all the fun and frolic. So it’s time to add drama to this spirit with ethnic wear. Since many religions of Indian origin and foreign origin have flourished here, we have a lot of festivals and occasions to celebrate. Every festival brings in traditionalism in costumes, food or rituals. Everybody wants to follow these traditions now and put their best foot forward. It’s not only clothes that matter now, it’s a list of things you should do to complete your festive look. So here are the ethnic style tips for the upcoming festivals you should follow before you step out of the house.
- Follow the traditional dress code
Every festival has a significance of its own, a story that justifies the attires of people, characters and other requisites to follow. Following the ritual rule might be daunting but following the attire rule can be fun. It’s always a good habit to dress up in the traditional costumes adorned by all. For instance, if you are invited to a Lohri Punjabi party, it is fun to wear a threaded kurta, sleeveless jacket, dhoti pants and a turban to feel the festive vibe. Patiala pantsuits are also traditional costumes for Punjabi festivals.
- Always select bright colours
Vibrant colours add soul to every festival. Navratri is one such festival when colours hold importance. There are specific colours associated with 9 nine days of the festival. Ditch the traditional long kurta and choose a shirt kurta or short kurta of colorful fabric for this festival. On some days, you can opt for silk kurtas or brocade jackets for a lustrous appeal to the outfit. The glossy fabric looks regal. If you opt for an all-white look, there are possibilities of color sprinting on your ethnic wear while you are in the fun stride. So, bright colorful clothes can save your dry-cleaning bills to a greater extent.
- Accessorize your outfit
To complete the look and feel of a traditional outfit, accessorising your outfit is what you must follow. Accessories like brooches and malas jazz up your outfit tenfold. Go for colours like gold or silver to play safe in an accessory game. Other accessories for ethnic wear are Kilangi, pocket square and cufflinks that make one look truly traditional!
- Pair it up with Dupattas
Dupattas are known to add a glam factor to an ordinary ethnic outfit. Dupattas come in a lot of fabrics like khadi, resham, silk, cotton, etc. Cotton printed or thread embroidered dupattas are the best alternatives for summer days. They make one look extremely fashionable, elegant and imperial. Try out a different style of carrying dupattas for flaunting different looks. Don it over simple monotone kurtas for a cool look. Solid woollen Kashmiri shawls on plain black Kurtas or Bandhgalas are setting the trend this season.
- Put your best foot forward
Every ethnic wear is incomplete without its ethnic footwear. Be it Jhuttis or leather Loafers, ethnic footwear is a must-have in every footwear wardrobe. Footwear like Kolhapuris, leather flats or closed toe sandals can be donned with every Ethnic wear and are the best lifesavers for men. Thread embroidered Jhuttis matched perfectly well with the Sherwanis are the trend of the season preferred by grooms.
- Give your look an edge with jackets
If you don’t want to spend a fortune on your traditional wear, all you need is a trendy jacket that can be coupled multiple times with Kurtas. Jackets give the flexibility of styling them in over a dozen ways. With a little style inspiration and the perfect combination of clothes worn under the jackets, jackets will make you look extraordinarily fabulous. Be it a short jacket or long cut jacket or floral sleeveless jacket or full sleeves Nawabi jackets; follow this trend to be a true fashion icon.