Look your best this Raksha Bandhan with these fashionable cues
As we enter the month of August, our excitement also grows by leaps and bounds! Why? Because our favourite festival is right around the corner! The festival of Raksha Bandhan has us diving into our closets as no Indian festival is complete without a touch of fashion. Be it traditional ethnic wear or trendy fusion wear, any Indian festival calls for looking our best.
And as every modern woman wears many hats, she is mindful and invests in pieces that can be worn repeatedly; pieces that are lightweight and comfortable and also make a style statement. That’s why we at Zola have curated a variety of options that you can explore to dress up for this Raksha Bandhan.
This easy-to-slip-into piece of clothing has found a home in everyone’s closets this season. It has become a staple not only as a leisurely garment but is also ruling the fashion runways. This has helped kaftans in becoming an occasion and wedding wear. Kaftans do not require any effort and are light as a feather. It strikes a balance between edgy and simple. This Raksha Bandhan, go for pieces that showcase dramatic prints and colours and add the right amount of vibrancy.
No matter what you pick, a bandhani or tie-dye or just a mad array of colours, and teamed with straight pants and delicate earrings, we guarantee you will look stunning either way.
When making your sartorial choices for the festival ahead, a beautiful kurta should be one of them. A kurta set is also an excellent option that you can style on so many occasions. They are so versatile that you can take them from occasion to office wear without hassle. Choose what style defines you and you can wear it with pants, leggings, palazzos, or jeans. There are so many gorgeous styles to choose from – from A-lines to straight kurtas, digital prints to chikankari work, one is spoilt for choices.
You can style kurtas with or without a dupatta. Keep it elegant with minimal jewellery and subtle makeup. If you want to keep it funky, you can wear a long jacket over your kurta and accessorize it with chunky bracelets and belts for a boho vibe.
As opposed to bulky, festive ethnic pieces with exaggerated designs that are heavily embellished, dresses are like a breath of fresh air that we all need. Raksha Bandhan calls for bright and light picks that can be styled in numerous ways and also don’t burn a hole in our pockets. Dresses are flowy, graceful, and hassle-free silhouettes that we all need on a hot and humid day. Opt for light colours as they will keep you cool as a cucumber.
Maxi dresses are a huge rage right now. Pick a lightweight, dressy number with interesting details like embroidery, bell sleeves, ruffles, etc. These dresses go well with heeled pumps as well as flat sandals. You can wear a belt to accentuate your waist.
Dhoti pants are that piece of clothing that your wardrobe needs stat! They are the revamped version of a salwar kameez that has gained immense popularity thanks to movies and social media influencers. If you haven’t tried this style before, this festive season is the perfect time to jump on the bandwagon and experiment and put yourself out there. They are highly convenient, quirky, and look super chic. These loosely fitted pants give plenty of room for movement and can be worn with kurtis and tops.
Dhoti pants look best with short kurtis or short kaftans. Choose a set with a bright, eye-popping print and colour. A stack of gold or silver bangles, a matching neckpiece, and a maang-tika will make you look like a real head turner. Complete the look with wedge heels and a clutch.
We admit – shararas are the most stylish, comfy, and the most gorgeous outfit you can wear this Raksha Bandhan. We know that kurtas are great but something about shararas is so feminine and classy. At Zola, you can choose from a plethora of colours, fabrics, and beautiful silhouettes. Pay special attention to our intricate detailing like delicate lace on the hem of our cotton sets, sequin work on the georgette sets, or the stunning necklines. This style is evergreen and we can vouch that it will never go out of fashion.
Some classics are better off untouched! A pair of big, bold, and beautiful chaand balis and you are ready to attract eyeballs. Wear a lot of bangles because, why not? Complete the look with a matching potli bag.