Have you always dressed safe, and are now tiring of it? We understand. While safe is easy, it’s also boring. Love them or not, colours will always be in! With Christmas and New Year season around the corner, and much shopping to do- next time you scroll past something bright and sigh as you end up choosing the same droll colour your wardrobe is rife with, choose differently. And here’s why you should!
Indian is the land of colours
From the North to the South, West to East, every state and region of our land is known for its variety and boldness when it comes to colours in traditional outfits. Grand Gujarati lehengas and glamorous Punjabi SalwarKameez alike, it’s in our culture to dress to make a splash. Embrace the true spirit of ethnic wear by making braver buys when it comes to Indian clothes.
A parrot green kurta or a printed salwar, in every material and fitting there are multiple options for you when expanding your ethnic wear wardrobe. This Christmas, when you’re looking to shop keep your eyes open for some bold hues to spin some joy in contrast to the greyer days of the season. Being a little ‘rangeela’ never hurt anyone, and nor will buying that designer Pink salwar suit set.
Step out of your comfort zone
As much as you love your simple girl-next-door, or professional look- you can’t dress drab for ever. Be it turquoise juttis or a daring bag, some occasions demand pop and funk, and you have to be willing to experiment a little more. For your friend’s engagement party or that event you’ve been hoping to really look your best in- don’t play it safe and pick your usual.
This time around, invest in some fashionable and not-mundane. Buy a designer suit that’s to say the least dazzling- mithai pinks and bright oranges that compliment your complexion are waiting for you outside of your comfort zone. Be the one to stand out in all the pictures this time instead of merely fitting in.
Take it step by step
If your clothes have always been on the minimal and monochromatic side, it’s definitely all the more reason to add more colour to your wear this New Year. But if you have to take it slowly- do so. Invest in a fantastic dupatta to compliment your otherwise sombre outfit, make a statement with a blazing shawl, or if you’re really afraid- start with smaller accessories like a dazzling neckpiece.
On the contrary, you can go large on the outfit- like maybe a rich scarlet cotton salwar suit that is unusually grand for you, and pair it with easy-going and simple accessories like sober kohlapuris and cute earrings. There are many ways to spice up your life in 2018, and adding colour to your ethnic wardrobe is surely an easy way.