Stand Out this Festive Season with Unique Twists to Your Traditional Wear
The month of October is the most awaited time of the year as the festive season is right around the corner! The excitement in the air, the smell of fragrant flowers and food, the exchange of sweetmeats and of course, the card parties are somethings everybody looks forward to! It is also the time to pull out your most beautiful, luxurious silks and organza and rich cottons and to celebrate in style.
It is no secret that we own so many pieces that we don't even see the daylight for months. Why not play around with them this festive season?
Here are a few ideas to mix and match and play with your western and traditional pieces.
Anarkali kurtas with a lehenga
Anarkali kurtas are evergreen. They are graceful and elegant and were introduced by the Mughals. And let’s not forget the legendary depiction of anarkalis by Madhubala!
A great way to stand out of the crowd is to wear your Anarkali kurta with a lehenga. This trend is tried and tested by various fashion influencers and is here to stay. You can accessorise it with heavy jhumkas and a statement necklace and peachy makeup. Complete the look with a stylish yet comfortable pair of juttis or heels or even kolhapuri chappals.
Palazzos with jackets
Palazzos have always been worn with a kurta. And that is pretty great too. But why not experiment with different looks and pieces in your closet this festive season. You can give your palazzos a spin by taking a crop top with dramatic sleeves and wear it with a sleeveless jacket. You can even wear a kurta with delicate embroidery or embellishments and team it up with either a simple (if drama is not your thing!) or a statement jacket.
Jackets are a great way to complete any look. It works well with both western and Indian attires and you can add a rich stole or a shawl and matching jewellery to finish the picture.
Pants and dupattas
We all know dupattas as an add-on accessory with salwar suits and shararas. But they are more than that. Now, the tables have turned. Women these days have started investing in beautiful, heavy dupattas with either phulkari work, mirror work, heavy embroidery or silk and find creative ways to wear it.
For instance, you can take a pair of straight, cigarette pants and a funky crop top and make pleats of the dupatta as you would do with sari and tuck it over one leg and bring the rest of the dupatta over your shoulders like a pallu. This is a very new and bold way of wearing a dupatta and would go wonderfully with sky high heels, chandbalis and a clutch. Confidence is the key here!
Sari with tops or blouses
A sari is every woman’s favourite outfit. The many ways to drape this six yard beauty keeps the look new and refreshing every time you wear it. And quite honestly, the stylish blouses are the reason why women love wearing saris. But have you ever tried wearing your tops with a sari?
Pick a plain sari and style it with an embellished halter neck top and vice versa. Keep only one garment heavy for a clean and sophisticated look. And why not throw in a belt? A belt is a great way to add a twist to your otherwise traditional look. It will accentuate your waist and keep your sari in place.
The best thing about fashion is its dynamism and diversity. You can tweak and have fun with on trend pieces and make them uniquely yours. Do not be afraid to go all out and try new ensembles this festive season. Adding a twist to your outfit is a new and bold move which can be daunting at first but liberating and fun!
This festive season, allow Zola fashions to be your comrade in arms as you create your very own and unique look. Mix and match, or go traditional, the key is to make your own trend and be the head turner that you already are!