Synonymous with festivals, weddings, and vacations, India’s autumn-winter season is one of the most eagerly awaited times of the year. The sweltering heat has abated, there’s festive cheer in the air, and everybody is generally in a celebratory mood. This joy and exuberance most clearly manifest itself in women’s ethnic outfits – the colors get more vivid, fabrics richer, and patterns livelier.
If your ethnic wardrobe needs a bit of renewal – what after two recent times-blighted years that saw very little festivity. For sartorial requirements primarily pertaining to festive occasions, look no further than the ‘Live’ collection. If you are planning a languid vacation, the ‘Play’ collection is brimming with the options you will need.
Are you ready to shop? Here are five great outfit ideas to help you slip into the holiday spirit looking like a dream!
The Glitzy Goddess
Big fat Indian weddings and family get-togethers are marked by glitz, glamour, and gaiety. Sizzle at such special occasions in the stunningly rich Teal sapphire Kurta. Crafted out of luxurious velvet fabric, the kurta features artful sequin embellishment on the sleeves and neckline. Pair it with the matching Teal Sapphire drape and Teal Sapphire trousers adorned with sequin-work at the hem. Turn up the glamour quotient with gold jhumkas and an oversized nose stud. Complete the magic with golden pumps and a sequinned clutch purse.
The Devil-may-care Girl
Effortlessly sensuous yet decidedly casual, kaftans are a one-of-a-kind outfit. Sartorially fluid, a kaftan – depending on how you style one – can make you look elegantly dressed up, but also casually dressed down. If wish to blend in a bit of both, go straight for the Marine kaftan. Featuring a quirky multi-colored pattern, an unmissable neckline, and a bold-ish side slit, this one’s exotic and eccentric all at once. Black boots and a glass bib necklace will add the perfect finishing touches.
The Chic Conversationalist
A tête-à-tête over lunch with friends on a Sunday afternoon is the perfect occasion for dressing down. The vibe for a luncheon date with the girls is laidback but you could raise the elegance quotient with the Victoria Bloom Maxi dress. Featuring an all-over Victorian-inspired floral pattern with lace detail and ruffle, this startlingly charming dress is all fun and frolic! Amplify the grace with oversized hoop earrings and snow-white sneakers. Don’t forget a wide-brimmed hat if it’s an alfresco lunch.
The Subtle Diva
Sporting an understated look while retaining the pizzazz of high glamour may sound like a bit of a paradox. But the rich and royal all-deep purple Maryam kurta and sharara set will help you do just that and how! The outfit features Dabka work embroidery, doubling its unabashed vibrancy and charm. Seal the look with silver chandbalis and a stack of silver bangles. Slip into a pair of embellished mojris, dress your hair with fresh flowers and you’re all ready to make heads turn!
The Fun Femme
Whether you’re enjoying a beach vacation or a weekend getaway in the hills, nothing spells fun and leisure better than the Phool Jhaal crop top and matching Phool Jhaal tiered skirt. Embossed with block-printed blooms, this outfit flawlessly embodies the unbridled freedom and nonchalance of the holiday mood. Forgo accessories for this one altogether; instead, play up the snazzy-simple look with a white carnation tucked in your hair behind the ear and a pair of plain vanilla gladiator sandals.
Dressing in accordance with the occasion is and will always important because doing so actually enables you to live the times. Every outfit idea mentioned above, in its own way, articulates the joie de vivre associated with the festive and holiday season. So stop holding yourself back and go ahead, embrace the spirit – metaphorically and sartorially!