We are back with another outfit inspiration for festivals this month. Radhika gave detailed information about Teej in her last post here. Festivals in India are all about celebrating life with your friends and family and bring a breath of fresh air to our busy mechanical lives. But where is the fun for girls without getting dressed up 😛 (I am a personal style blogger, you can’t blame me for bringing it up :D)
Festivals are the perfect time to flaunt your Indian wardrobe. Colorful ensembles such as Anarkalis, sarees, lehengas flood the market lifting up the mood around. While I prefer western attire on most days, on festivals Indian is what I go for. Teej melas are being hosted around the city. I went to Dilli Haat to buy mirrored jholas and some cool jewelry to go with my outfits this festive season. Teej is an important festival for married women so I had to incorporate Red in my outfit. It’s amazing how a simple bindi, earrings and bangles can change your whole look.
On Teej, girls conventionally wear Sarees or lehengas. But I wanted to keep my attire practical and functional. Hence, the choice of Kurti and Palazzo. After anarkalis, palazzos have made their way into Indian fashion scene and are here to stay. Inspired by Pakistani silhouettes, one can choose from straight or flared ones. Usually, straight palazzo looks better on girls with short height while flare looks better on the ones who are tall. I paired a slightly flared palazzo with straight cream colored Kurti with red highlighting. I love detailing on clothes, so you can see that this dress had me hooked when I laid eyes on it. The work is subtle with a gorgeous net see through neckline. There is also interesting embroidery work on the palazzo that peeks out when I walk 🙂
On one of these rare occasions, I go for gold and red makeup as well tying the whole look together. Adding a pair of Golden heels and clutch, and I am ready to brace the occasion!
Here’s my OOTD for Teej
What do you think of this subtle yet totally Indian look? What do you like to wear on festivals? Don’t forget to share and tag us #fashionmuses to let us know 🙂
Stay tuned for more on festivities this week. Radhika has painstakingly curated a list of mehndi walas, sweet shops and other must haves for this teej.
Photography credits Akshit Tagra
Kurti: Mini Singh (available at multiple outlets across the country)
Palazzo: env (available at multiple outlets across the country)
Shoes and clutch: Blue Parrot
Accessories: Earrings and bangles, thrifted; Ring, leading Delhi-based jeweler