ARUSHI DUSAJ speaks to fashion experts to gain tips and suggestions on dressing up for the festive season.
The season of giving is right around the corner and with it comes the chance to finally get a breather from our hectic WFH schedules. It is time to reward ourselves and celebrate all that we are thankful for. The perennial question lingers: what should one wear for Diwali?
Whenever there’s an occasion, we always think of wearing either ethnic or traditional. However, most times it is difficult for us to decide, and we end up going shopping last minute to look for that one amazing outfit and be photo ready for Instagram. Here are some valuable insights on dressing up for the festive season from fashion bloggers across the country.
The Diwali Lookbook
Mansi Shah Fashion Influencer Ahmedabad
“My first style suggestion is to start off with Bandhej; this one’s timeless and right above my list because who doesn’t love a little Bandhej moment. Moving on to Bohemian fashion—since Diwali comes right after Dusshera, we are still in that Bohemian phase and won’t mind going a little extra with some chunky silver jewellery. While we are at it, let’s not forget to talk about my favourite Indian piece—the lehenga. Nothing looks more beautiful than a classic lehenga, specially one done with mirror work and in pastel. Add minimal jewelry and pair with a messy updo for a festive ready look.”
Anupama Yadav Fashion Influencer Delhi
“Since the pandemic, all our celebrations have been intimate and low key. With Diwali right around the corner, here are some tips which you can keep in mind while planning your perfect outfit. Kaftans these days are super in, and you can style them your own way and look superb in any way. Co-ord sets are simple. Organza is also a great option. It gives off a royal feel and with some light make up, you can kill it with your style.”
Radhika Bharadwaj Prakash Fashion Blogger Mumbai
“My favorite and most loved look for Diwali would be fusion wear, pairing it with silver jewelry. What works even better is the Boho look. I believe in going out of the box and I always keep experimenting. There are multiple style options to pick from; right from the classics to a simple ethnic outfit with some jewelry can work wonders for your look.”
Khushi Seth Fashion Blogger & Stylist Ahmedabad
“Let’s talk about some of the most ‘in’ Diwali wardrobe ideas. This Diwali, the most favourite colour palette revolves around neutrals and pastels. Although, vibrant colours will never go out of style. Be it any colour, monochromatic looks with minimal accessories will make you look absolutely á la modé.”
Mahima Khosla Fashion Influencer Delhi
“Fusion is the thing for the upcoming festive season. Fashion outfits in my opinion…skirts and dresses paired with junky kundan or silver jewellery and belts is what I love! Flowers in your hair also add to your elegance.”
It’s time to style your best look yet for Diwali!