It’s that time of the year again – September! My favourite time of the year. From rituals to celebrations, festivities are in full swing. And who doesn’t want to look stunning in the festive season. Your wardrobe needs to be updated for you to be the gorgeous Fashionista in this season.
And if you are clueless about how to dress up this festive season! Worry not! Here are few tips which can help you dazzle and stand out!
1. Go for brilliant mix and match
Though guilty of overstocking our wardrobe with these, its time to mix it all! Take your contemporary, traditional and ethnic outfits and try some mix and match. The matches which are already there could be played more. Your skirts can give a wonderful ethnic look with your long Kurtis, but be vary of selecting two different things. If the fabric goes well with each other and the patterns and prints mixes well then you can steal the show with your new look.
2. The Dupatta of course!
The most loved and the closest thing EVER – well most of you would agree. Do not ignore them and go for beautiful wide borders of ‘zari’ and embroidered dupattas. There are also various fabric options available for experiments. Like beautiful blends of tissue fabrics, glass nylons, organza’s and many more. Try new fabrics, If you feel you can carry them for a longer period of time, simply because these fabrics are little difficult to handle but it will add a new flavor. The pure cotton block printed dupattas, Palazzos, Shararas and extra-long Kurtis are very much in fashion these days. Mix the colour of your bottoms and tops very precisely to ensure it doesn’t look like an attire with no colour sense.
Patiently sit and decide the combinations and try to have a trial before you wear them.
3. The cuts
Every fashionista is aware of the net! Though in fashion for a long time, it can get boring due to its overuse in dupattas and salwar suites constantly with similar cuts. Try some new fabrics, go for different georgettes blends, silks and silk blends. The Middle East fashion is slowly making its place in the market now a days. The long Kurtis, Shararas, asymmetrical Anarkalis, flared bottoms and kaftans are trending in the market. Try this look for a slimmer and taller look, specially if you have a bulky body. Indian clothing also has vast varieties from different regions of India, so try experimenting with different fabrics, colours and cuts. The Angrakhas, Ghagries, kalidaar etc. were always graceful. Give them a punch of modern flavour and revive its beauty.
4. The Basket of Embroideries and Textiles
This is one topic about which I am clueless where to start from. With a rich and creative collection of handwork combined with dyeing techniques, we should be grateful for the heritage passed on to us. Go berserk with creativity and try multiple ways of wearing the same outfits. Due to various colours in one garment, it increases the chances to mix and experiment more options to wear. Do not keep your expensive outfits inside, rather keep them on the top and think how to wear them again.
5. The Jewellery
Last but not the least, now coming to jewelleries, the market is flooded with beautiful artwork in both traditional as well as contemporary options. The most important piece which is going to complete that glamorous look – it’s time to invest in the same!
With these tips, you will be ready to take your ‘festive dressing’ to another level!
[Contributed by: Veronika Patil – A Fashion Designer from NIFT, she is now pursuing her Masters in Design from New Delhi]