Diwali is round the corner but the celebrations have already started for most people. A very big part of these celebrations is getting ready in ethnic attire that adds versatility to the otherwise casual wardrobe you wear to college. If you wear a saree, we will advise you to not go for blingy party wear ones. Rather, pick up cotton or handloom sarees that are pretty plain and available in solid colors. You can also go for printed sarees if that’s what you like. If you’re wearing a suit, you have to make a choice between wearing a straight suit or an anarkali suit. You might want to skip Anarkali suits as they don’t really suit the college look. If you pick a straight suit, you can pick any kind of design or pattern you like but be careful to not wear an extremely heavily embroidered suit. Kurtis are gorgeous for ethnic look and you can team them up with a ghagra/long skirt or leggings for that superb ethnic look.
Here are certain essentials for your ethnic wardrobe for this Diwali week:
1. Cotton saree
The first in the list is a cotton saree as you can never go wrong with it. It is classy and beautiful and should be a part of every college girl's closet. The beauty of a saree is in its simplicity and goes well for almost any occasion and also passes of well for formal or work wear. To make the look work for you, you can pair up a cotton saree with a neat high neck, sleeveless or a collar blouse to make the saree stand out and look even more stylish. A cotton saree has to be tied and pinned up neatly to add to the appeal. Block colors with earthy prints always catch the eye and like we see in movies it showcases strong women with independent spirit.
2. Chikankaari suits
Chikankaari suits and dresses are something that should be a part of everyone’s wardrobe. Pretty pastel hues with the delicate chikankari work look elegant and simple. Every college girl needs to have at least one of these suits in baby pink, pista green or just white. You can get them customized according to your comfort and pair them with a vibrant dupatta and beautiful chandbaalis.
Earrings can change the whole look into a more attractive one in the simplest manner. You can wear small chandbaalis with a heavy suit and the heavy kundan or polka chandbalis with a plain suit to elevate the look. Box clutch and jutties would be perfect companions with this look. You can wear these stunning earrings for a college event, formal dinner or get together.
4. Traditional dress
These days, most women desire to have redesigned and tailored ethnic dresses that are stylish, graceful and in vogue as opposed to earlier times when ethnic wear was already a part of every Indian woman’s wardrobe but wasn't given the kind of hype it has received in the recent past as the most versatile piece of clothing for women. Besides being stylish and fashionable, they are also an attire that can be paired with every type of accessory.
5. Blingy clutch
A shimmery, blingy clutch will look beautiful with all your Indian dresses. Making it a part of your ethnic wardrobe is essential because where else we you keep all your belongings? A blingy clutch goes best with simple ethnic outfits. You can go all out with them if you are not wearing any heavy accessories.
6. Trendy hair pins
Quirky hair accessories can give a fun twist to your Indian wear, especially to provide an edgy spin. Add a tribal piece hairpin that will compliment most of your hairstyles. Be it a braid, open hair pinned on one side or a messy bun. A stylised bobby pin is a must-have when you’re planning to go desi but do not want to sweat heavily because of heavy moisture in the environment.
With these ethnic must-haves, we are sure your Diwali will be colourful and stylish. No matter how many western outfits you own and wear, there's nothing as stylish as an ethnic outfit for an Indian college girl. The most appealing quality of an Indian woman would perhaps be the range of apparels that she adorns and our ethnic wear comes in vibrant colours, patterns and designs and leaves room for a lot of experimentation.