There is no doubt that for Indians anywhere, their festive season beginning from Dussehra to Diwali, and sometimes even beyond these two big days, no celebration can ever be complete without all the frills typical to an Indian celebration.
Be it the decor, the food, the things needed for the pooja or the exchange of gifts, playing traditional games like cards or dice, a profusion of Indian sweets and desserts, and a playlist of the season's most popular Bollywood songs or the long and tedious guest-list, an Indian festival is never complete unless all these boxes are checked.
And if you are wondering why that list skips Indian festive wear and Indian accessories, well honestly, that is a category too large to fit into the same box as the other preparations, right?
Of course, the perfect Diwali is never possible without a profusion of color full and rich Indian clothing with myriad textiles and workmanship to reflect the joyful and celebratory mood of us Indians during our traditional festive season.
Even if you spirit is sagging a bit because of work stress or any other of life's various ways to grind you, putting on some flattering festive wear works like a balm and there you are - ready to kill it on the dance floor to the tune of the season's hottest Bollywood dance number, right?
However, sometimes planning your outfit for the festivities is not easy.Especially if you are travelling or working through it due to some compulsions, and worse if you are a host - your Indian outfit can be a high pressure situation for your. High expectations and a lack of time can be a deal breaker, right?And, in case your budget on the other expenses is unavoidable, it would be a pity to have to compromise on your Indian wear outfit, right ?
Not to worry ! - now that is exactly what Pure Elegance is here for, to make sure the deal breaker does not get to be a heart breaker. So here we bring some quick and fabulous Indo- Western outfit ideas for you that you can put together in no time, at a fraction of the cost and wear breezily through the grind of being a pleasing and efficient host this Diwali.
Yeah, we know that sounds like an offer too good to miss, so lets see what we have in mind to pull you out of that festive wardrobe dilemma ! And to the rescue are the Bollywood's angels - from the season's loveliest flavor Sara Ali Khan to the more seasoned style divas like Deepika Padukone -
Color my world - Sara Ali Khan pulls an easy eye catcher in this multi-colored sleeveless jacket style top. The jeans add a generous dose of casual chic and push the comfort of this outfit higher than a lehenga skirt. If you are one of those who practically live in their jeans - this is THE look for you. Go for it !
Feminine grace: Ali Bhatt has grown up in the industry - and how. The Kalank charmer is no more happy donning cute jeans and tops and her maturing journey in the cinema industry is well reflected in this beautiful amalgamation of the Indian colors motifs and textiles with a casual western silhouette.
Pick a feminine Indian dress like hers and add a pair of hard-to-miss ear dusters, a neutral lip and gently waved hair later you are ready to be the talk of the town. No having to deal with heavy zaree lehengas or sarees if you don't feel like.
Saree soiree: Well, sometimes you just must wear the saree, or else more than a few eyes will roll. So how do you manage a comfy fusion look with a saree - simple ! just put on a classic white shirt with your saree and drape your saree with a minimal pallu. Pin the saree to hold up well while you hustle to please and entertain your guests, and they won't know this was a compromise between style and ease. Just let the compliments flow in when you pair this one with a gorgeous statement necklace.
True blue fusion: In fact, the classic white shirt is such a powerful piece even in the Indian wardrobe that simply pairing it with an Indian embroidered skirt, whether maxi or midi, will take your look from boring to interesting. Add a simple side plait and you can sashay in your Indo-Western outfit without having to readjust your saree pleats or the like and still look good enough to launch a few sighs. Do it like Deepika !
Classic beauty: Another great and easy way to style your outfit is to pick a lehenga skirt or a Banarasi skirt and pair it with a silk shirt in a coordinated shade like Amy Jackson. Skip the earrings and add a statement necklace to elevate this look and be the belle of the ball while you plan it. Easy right?
These are easy and practical looks to light up your festive look, but if you have more ideas.. do tell us how you balance practicality with style. We look forward !
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Article By : Bhavna R