Diwali is just around the corner, and before that Durga Puja! We bengalis get very excited about our Durga Puja. Mostly because my whole life it was synonymous with a whole new set of clothes! Yes every year during Durga Puja I could buy a ton of new clothes, and about every single grown up relative I had would also get us kids new clothes! I’m getting giddy with excitement with just thinking about it 😛 Unfortunately this tradition hasn’t followed me into adulthood, where I am now forced to sponsor all my shopping sprees myself. Life can be so cruel some times. Anyway back to Diwali, the festival of lights! This year we thought it would be fun to do an outfit inspiration post before the festival season starts.
5. Cotton top – Rangriti
6. Cotton Flared Skirt – Rangriti
11. Earrings – Kenneth Jay Lane
If you think festive Indian outfits can either be a sari or an anarkali you are very wrong. You can buy almost everything online these days and what I love most about that is that gives me the opportunity to hunt for and create a ton of interesting outfit ideas. Here I’ve created two looks I love, and neither are a sari or an anakali. So next time you are online kurta shopping, try finding different items to pair them with!
Now a side note – I’m going through a major choker phase right now so I’ve added them to both my outfit inspirations. I am absolutely obsessed with wearing chokers with Indian outfits, I think it looks so cool! But just in case you’re not feeling the chokers so much, I’ve added another necklace option to the boards as well.
Hope you like these outfits, and they were useful. Are you impressed with all the color? 😀 My everyday outfits tend to be more neutral and well mostly black. But for Indian festivals, especially Diwali the more colorful the better! We’ll be sure to do a post featuring our actual Diwali outfits after, like this one we did last year. Like always come say hi on our Twitter. Have you been following us on Instagram? Please do to see more pictures and videos. You can also subscribe for our emails or follow us on Facebook. Till next time!
This post was done in collaboration with Rangriti.