The endless shopping, exchanging gifts, devouring delicacies and planning in advance on ”what to wear” drop hints that: the festival season is upon us! After Dusserah (Durga Puja/ Navratri), it’s time for Diwali now. If you have forgotten, a quick reminder of Halloween next week, and then Christmas is just a few weeks away! Phew!
If you have been following the photos I have shared on our Facebook and Instagram timelines, you have already seen the sneak peeks of the Diwali and Kali Puja looks I have conceptualised this year and styled on me. In this look, I am going to show you how to dress up for Choti Diwali (the day before the main Diwali day) and Kali Puja or any Indian/Desi festival events during the day time.
For Kali Puja or other day time Diwali events, I opted for a conventional yet totally unpredictable outfit featuring a long gypsy skirt and a tunic with front and side slits. I love this tunic-lehenga skirt set by Biba for its simplicity in detailing; sheer belly tunic with chiffon slits and cotton gold block print lehenga skirt. It is unostentatious and classy. If ever, the phrase ”Less is more” sounds appropriate in a fashion context, this be it!
Wearing my hair in a twist-back-half-updo, I have finished out the look with an ombre effect Theia Potli (bucket) bag and a traditional Jutti (a type of Indian flat ballerina shoes) in the shade of autumnal red. I have styled this look with an over-the-top Rajasthani Chandbali to draw all the focus to hair and areas around my face. No festive look is complete without a touch of my most loved Indian jewellery brand- TribebyAmrapali of Amrapali Jewels. This gorgeous Kundan bangles were added to my jewellery box during my recent India haul.
Happy Diwali and Kali Puja to everyone celebrating!
What Was I Wearing?
TribebyAmrapali of Amrapali Jewels Bangles (Not available online, bought in store in Khan Market, New Delhi)
LovetoBag Potli (Bucket) Bag
Jutti (shoes) from Janpath, New Delhi, India ( Can’t remember the name of the shop)