Be the pataka you are!
The world is slowly inching towards normalcy and we couldn’t be happier. Diwali is right around the corner and boy are we stoked! While we don’t encourage bursting crackers we can recommend you to look like one. Before all the festivities comes a day of chill and games—the customary taash party with cocktails. We want you to look your best: To impress your crush or to kill it on your new Insta post, you do you! Man’s Life has put together six looks for you to ace this Diwali….
1. WHEN IN DOUBT, WEAR FLORALS
One of the best tips for when you are struggling to pick something ethnic is to pick florals. You cannot go wrong with flowers—trust us. We aren’t asking you to go crazy, but choose simple floral designs to highlight your look for the evening. Pair a floral bandhgala or kurta with straight pants and finish off with juttis and a sleek watch.
2. ADD A POP OF COLOUR
Wearing contrasting clothes is a visual treat. We aren’t telling you to look like a kaali-peeli taxi, don’t worry. What we are suggesting is that you pick up a monochromatic outfit and add an element that has a pop of colour in it. The easiest way to do this is to pick up a kurta and pyjama in the same colour and add a printed Nehru jacket or coloured vest to make your outfit party-ready.
3. SIMPLICITY TAKES THE CAKE
If you aren’t somebody who loves things bright and bold, we got you covered. While most opt to look their flamboyant best, you can go the sombre way of choosing a palette that runs across all whites and beiges. You can easily elevate your simple outfit by investing in a chikankari kurta. If you want that regal touch, wear a sheer co-ord set or a short organza angrakha.
4. TAKE A CLASSIC AND SPIN IT AROUND!
When all seems bleak, pick up what you usually would and twist it around. If wearing a kurta to a taash party is too boring, wear a printed shirt and some crazy brocade pants with it to create a fun, yet festive look. You could also, like actor Ayushmann Khurana, wear a pair of pants with a kurta, layered with an open short shirt or angrakha. Finish off the look with some chunky sneakers and get raging!
5. SAY HELLO TO DHOTI PANTS
The most underrated yet ethnic piece of item to have in your closet is a pair of dhoti pants. It adds just the right amount of zing to an otherwise boring attire. Pair with a kurta or a casual shirt, layer it with a long jacket of the same colour, add some juttis and you are ready to win the night. If you are in the mood to experiment, you can choose to drape your own dhoti with a bright printed saree and pair it with a simple kurta to balance off the look.
6. A SHAWL TO TIE IT ALL TOGETHER!
We cannot help but reiterate how important it is to find a key piece of accessory to tie your look together. While many will tell you about a brooch or a pocket square, we say—go big and pick a shawl! There are multiple ways you can drape one around your attire such that you remain comfortable. One of the best parts of using a shawl is how it will do all the talking. Pick an ornate shawl to pair with a subdued kurta pyjama set and watch heads turn!
There are so many options to pick from, so we highly recommend that you start picking your outfit NOW! Have a safe, but fun and fashionable Diwali!
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