Diwali, a celebration of victory over evil. It is also that time of the year when people wear their ethnic best, a kind of thrilling experience for people like me, who do not otherwise wear traditional clothes, unless it calls for an occasion.
I personally refrain from wearing Indian clothing because other than the fact that I somehow feel it does not really define my personality, I guess I would rather wear a pair shorts and converse than a kurta and run my daily errands. Plus, in my defense, I also believe that traditional outfits are beautiful and should be saved for special occasions, for there is no fun wearing them unless you add a lot a blings and well, a little desi tadka (tempering) to your outfit. (wink)
Quirk up your traditional Diwali outfit with these easy and quick tips!
Anyhow, as much I love wearing my kurtis and saris on special occasions, I have never really liked wearing them the Plain Jane way. Hence for this look, keeping the essence of the Indian traditional look, I decided to wear my blue fish cut lehenga, with a basic white shirt along with a big statement necklace.
If you like me love experimenting with your clothes, here are some hassle free hacks to change your Diwali outfit from drab to fab in minutes!
- Pair your lehenga with a cut out vest top
- Wear a short kurti with ripped denims, chunky bangles and danglers
- Wear your umbrella kurti without side slits as a dress and boots
- Try donning your saree with a cropped top
- A saree, crisp cotton shirt and a leather belt around. Nothing would look as classy as this.
- You can wear a long kurti with a midi skirt, a dainty belt around your waist and a pair of jutis
- Wear a flary traditional print skirt, with a basic white shirt or a numbered short t-shirt
- Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize!
Hope you liked this post and wish that you all have an awesome, safe and smoke-free Diwali with your loved one’s, Also, don’t forget to have fun creating your outfits too and if you have tried something from the above suggestions, don’t forget to share your pictures and tag me @skullsandtulles on social media. I would love to know your thoughts and share my favorite looks on my insta-stories!!!
Smita & Team SNT
Outfit Details – Lehenga designed by me. / Shirt: Sarojininagar, New Delhi
Concept, Styling, Makeup, Modelling, Edit: Smita Roy Majumder
Photography: Team SnT