How to keep it safe and stylish this Diwali.
With Diwali knocking our doors all with its festive spirit and positivity, celebrating it with a zest and zeal has become a pre-requisite. Dressing up well while keeping it safe at the same time has become the game of the season. Not only is it a tough challenge but also a remark of a true fashionista. From fairy lights, home decors, sweet delights to Diwali crackers, shopping is on the go with all of us. Similarly, shopping for new clothes along with matching jewellery and accessories has engulfed us even before the season has stepped in.
From Bollywood fashion icons to style gurus across the nation, all have expertise themselves in delivering their best fashion mantras to us. As much as they focus on being fashionably sound, they yell about paying equal interest in playing the festivity safe. Moreover, keeping it safe has nothing to mar with one’s personal style quotient.
Diwali is a festival of light and fire. So, the very initial thing that strikes our mind when it comes to dressing up is the kind of fabric we are going to choose. This festival indulges us in bursting as many fire crackers as we desire followed by lighting up the diyas and lamps. So, fabrics that are phile to catch fire are a strict no-no! Fabrics like chiffon, georgette, silk, satin or any other synthetic forms ought to be picked wisely. An outfit comprising of only a particular fabric should be replaced with something that has an amalgam of certain other fabrics that are less likely to catch fire in case an outburst occurs. Cotton, Linen, Handloom, Denim, etc. are some of the wise choices one could go for. These are feather light, easy to carry and above all very comfortable to wander in when one is in continuous touch with heat and light.
Moving on the types and fitting, loose and easy flowy kind of outfits should be avoided. Rather, keeping it simple is the key. The ethnic attires are everyone’s first pick when it comes to dress up traditionally. We can give it a dash of Indo western appeal by mixing it up smartly. Women can put their fingers on stylish embroidered kurtis with some dazzling embellishments make it all fit for the sparkling Diwali nights. In addition, cotton saris or ‘tati’ saris with eye catchy prints or regional art works will be unique and complementing with the style-cum-safe statement this Diwali. If one chooses to wear lehengas or long skirts, it should be fitting the torso really well without being voluminous. Dhoti pants are another wise picks which when coordinated with crop tops or stylish spaghettis can take the fashion-o-meter one level higher. Outfits bereft of dupattas and pallus will keep the game safe. All in all, these all outfits should be easy to handle and must be hassle free. As for men, dashing kurtas with skin fitted jeans or chinos are some of excellent options. Shoes be replaced with kolhapuri chappals for men. As for women, heels be replaced with beautifully worked and crafted jootis.
Coming on to colors, warm and earthy colors like maroon, turmeric yellow, wine and shades of orange truly fit in the scenario. Some cool shades of blue like teal and cobalt blue when mixed and matched with white, or say off-white can work wonder. Candy colors like plum, fuchsia, mauve or rust can also add magic to your overall look if complemented with the basic black.
As for jewellery and accessories, basic is best. The minimal the jewellery, the more the fun quotient you are going to have! Instead of going for a look laden with jewellery, one should opt for statement pieces that will stand out and also give an edge to the appeal.
So, here’s wishing you all a very happy and prosperous Diwali. Keep it stylish, keep it safe!