Saturday, September 16, 2017

Indian festival wardrobe 101



      Indian festive season just kick-started. If you are passionate about Indian ethnics then definitely, it opens up the plethora of possibilities for wearing Indian wear. If you are following me you know, I am Indian girl staying in the USA for last 15 years. I get very minimal chances to wear Indian wear. The festive season is always one I look forward to use my Indian wardrobe.


      So now, how to prepare or get your wardrobe ready for the festive season. A few tips and tricks from my personal experience:

  1. Always decide on the outfits few weeks before the festive season begins.
  2. Check if your outfits are well ironed. A well-ironed outfit plays significant roles in chic and groomed look.
  3. Did you try the blouses, if they are well fitted or need any alteration? An ill-fitted blouse can ruin the whole look.
  4. After deciding on the dress decide on accessories.
    Must have:
    • Bangles are must have. A pair of bangles or stack of bangles instantly brings ethnic and festive vibes to your outfit. 
    • Any Indian look is incomplete without a bindi big or small according to your personal choice.
    • Good clean nails always elevate any look. Chipped nails are an instant turn off no matter how lovely your outfit is.
    • Decide on your footwear early. Last moment random pick footwear may be uncomfortable or does not gel with your look.
    • I always believe that a good handbag definitely adds up your look. Potlis or embellished clutches are very to go with the ethnic or desi outfit.

      I am looking forward to hearing from you how you decide your wardrobe how you get ready your festive wardrobe no matter where you are from.

      Here you can find the post on Indian Classic Wardrobe.

49 comments:

  1. I agree - choosing footwear is so important! Love the colors of the outfit you show here!

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  2. I could never visit any festival without proper footwear , even I visited a lot where rain was most of the time

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  3. Well fitted blouse!! I know how important it is to check on it few weeks in advance!
    And i am surely going to check out some potlis! Thanks for inspiration.

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  4. I agree thinking to make sure everything is ironed and pressed before an occasion is key! Fab blog post

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  5. There is something unique about the INdian saree.

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  6. Indian fashion is so cute. I always admire all the details in the beautiful colors.

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  7. A good handbag and bangles for sure!! :)

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  8. I like the vibrant colors of Indian clothes. Really interesting, and if you wear them, you will feel beautiful!

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  9. I am sure you miss the festive colours from India. As you said its very essential to check for the fitting much before the day. Also get hold off matching dress ware for kids

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  10. Love this outfit. It's so colorful and festive looking and I absolutely love stacked bangles with any outfit! An outfit is not complete without the jewelry!

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  11. I always have trouble picking the perfect footwear. I either go with too comfortable or too cute when what I need is a combination of both. Your list is a great reference when getting ready for any occasion.

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  12. I love a unique handbag and a stylish pair of shoes to complement my outfit. I will always start shopping early to make sure I have enough time to find the right shoes for any special occasion.

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  13. This post was very informative. I am from the Caribbean, and remember going back to visit and being fascinated by the Indian attire! It was always so colorful and beautiful. I liked this look, thanks for sharing!

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  14. Love this outfit! The style is quite unique to me and it looks like a practical outfit to wear to a festival!

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    1. This is such a nice post, loved it. Beautiful saree and bangles. You must be really missing all this

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  15. That skirt's purple is gorgeous!

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  16. What a lovely ensemble! Looks like you are well prepared for the festivals ahead. I need to work on the well manicured nails part, that's always my shortcoming and I need to put more thought into it!

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  17. I love that handbag. The colors are perfect. I think you must find shoes you can walk and stand in, otherwise you will be miserable. I always hate when I pick the wrong shoes for events like this.

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  18. The outfit looks beautiful! I love the bright colors and the fun print on the skirt. What a fun time for your to enjoy your culture and dress up. My hubby and I are both from ethnic backgrounds and enjoy learning about other cultures.

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  19. I've always wanted my wedding entourage to wear Indian clothes except I don't know if that's even appropriate since I'm not Indian. Question: what is a bindi? Thanks.

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  20. I love the colors! It is one of my favorite things about other cultures clothing, how many vibrant colors some wear! I would love to see it all pieced together!

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  21. Those fabrics are stunning! I also agree, a festival look is never complete without accessories!

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  22. The colors in the outfit are lovely. I bet the fabrics are awesome, too. This looks like a great outfit for a festival.

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  23. I love the bright vibrant colors that your outfit contains, so stunning. I love that you are giving these tips, I feel like when I see festivals I always see many bangles on the arms. I hope you have a wonderful time!

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  24. I got the chance to wear this kind of dress when I attended an Indian wedding ceremony. I remember it is called Sari i think. I find it very hard to dress up but very unique experience.

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  25. Most of the festivals that I've gone to are more like fairs, and are usually on grassy fields, so flat shoes are a must. I usually just wear jeans or shorts and a t-shirt. I love your outfit! It's so colorful and fun! I would love to experience an Indian festival, I bet it's amazing.

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  26. YOu provide some useful tips for all wardrobe types. I always try to plan my outfits for special occasions. I also make sure everything is well-ironed ahead of time. There's nothing more nerve-wracking than realizing the morning of an event that you don't have anything to wear.

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  27. I have a few friends who have attended Indian weddings and I just love their photos! Their festivities are amazing! Great tips...and I agree about great footwear and accessories!

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  28. That outfit is stunning! The colors are absolutely gorgeous. I love seeing new outfits from different bloggers and different cultures especially. I enjoy bright colors and wear them often.

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  29. I loved these tips. I loved the color of this dress. I agree with preparing ahead of time.

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  30. These are all great tips for preparing a wardrobe for an Indian festival. I love the colors which are popping and go great together. The accessories are an important part of an outfit to that fit the culture.

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  31. I went to an Indian wedding once and had to buy a dress. It was so lovely and I got to wear a henna tattoo. It was one of the most fun times I've ever had.

    I usually pick out a dress first and then accessories after. I don't really have a special way of doing it. I just go and try on whatever I could.

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  32. I'm so excited to go to India someday and was just thinking about what you should wear to a festival. This was very helpful. Thank you!

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  33. Such a gorgeous outfit:-) Festivals are always soooo much fun and beautifully colourful. Really enjoyed reading your wonderful article - Thank you

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  34. So Beautiful!! I love the vibrant colors and prints.. absolutely lovely!

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  35. Mostly when it comes to festive wear my daughter and I do the things that go with whatever holiday it has. This means shirts, dresses, pants and accessories if possible. So New Years hats and necklaces and ties and shirts or dresses for New Years. Or something else for a different holiday. I do love festivals so much.

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  36. Loving the post. The colours are great. I'm guilty of sticking to really drab colours but I feel inspired to do something a bit different.

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  37. So beautiful! love the colors and fabric!

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  38. gorgeous bright and cheery colors! <3

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  39. Hi, I'm loving the pink, purple and gold combinations, comfy footwear is always a must and you can never have too many bangles.

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  40. Indian Saree when worn with all the jewelry and matching handbag, gives a perfect traditional look on any festival. Being an Indian I have a full wardrobe of sarees, bangles, jewelry and all other accessories, but still keep shopping new during festivals.

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  41. Sounds like fun season for you! :) Make the most of it ;) xx

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  42. This sounds like a very fun beautiful event. I love the outfit and the crisp polished look your going for! Enjoy getting to be you!

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  43. Fantastic post, I hope you will enjoy all the celebrations and getting to dress in your beautiful outfits. I've never worn Indian fashion but I have always admired the style, beautiful fabrics and vibrant colours!

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  44. Loved learning about your customs & how you dress for celebrations. I hope you have a great time & glad you have the opportunity to keep your family customs.

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