In a country full of festivals, we have something to look forward to, each month. A festival marathon, if I may say so! Though we are still craving for the EID special sevaiyas and haleem, it’s time for gorging on modaks. Yes its time for our friend “GANESHA” to take the centerstage. Ganesh Chathurthi, marks the beginning of almost a week of festivities. As much as it is about pooja’s, offerings and traditions, the excitement mostly builds around pandal-hopping, get together’s and some crazy street dancing.
We have summarized below some of the season’s favorite festive wear options for you to try and elevate your style quotient.
So take a cue and dress up for the festivities.
The lengthy obsession with Long Kurtas
Whether ankle length or floor length, looking every bit royal is this Persian inspired fashion perfect for an occasion like Ganesh Chathurthi. Adding an instant charm of elegance, it can be easily teamed up with leggings, churidars or palazzo pants. Available in an array of color, prints, and fabrics with embellishments and embroideries, there is long kurta for everyone. Find yours and have fun dressing.
Of flares and flow, The Skirt
Skirts have been around for a while, but like every fashion it changes its form each time. What was a household wear for us Indians, has now become an essence of grace. Swaying and flowing as we move, this is the perfect combo for an ethnic affair. Team it with long kurtas and slit kurtas and you are ready to say hi to Ganesha.
Let’s invest in the Vest.
With the Modi Kurta setting trends for men’s fashion, the jacket has morphed into a powerful yet feminine ethnic wear for women. Available in modest designs that can be teamed with an overstated kurta or an in embellishment explosions that can be worn with understated ones, the vest creates a fashion statement.
Printed plots, Of Sarees and Blouses.
No Indian festival and celebration is complete without the saree, an epitome of grace and beauty. This season being huge on prints, the easiest way to style it is by wearing an understated saree with a printed blouse. You could go overboard with the prints on the blouse and nobody complains as long as the saree stays minimal.
The urban minimalist, Piku look.
No Indian look is complete until there is some reference of it in the Bollywood. It has always been our fashion inspiration stop. And now there is yet another style, which is Deepika’s look in Piku. It is understated yet powerful. Minimalist Kurtis being teamed up with palazzo pants and printed scarves creates an effortless look, perfect for all those who hate heavy, fussy clothing and what to stay chic yet comfortable this Ganesh Chathurthi.
That perfect make-up to sport
Glittery eyes and Marsala accents. The eye makeup should stay low key gold and glittery. This can be complimented with lip and nail colour in Marsala, which is the fancy name for deep reds and is also the colour of 2015. Also, a bindi on the forehead doesn’t hurt, it spells tradition like nothing else.
Accesorize it right
No look is ever complete without accesories. A head-turning maang-tika or a beautiful pair of jhumka’s would be a great way to amp up your desi look. Caution here: Naths, choker necklaces, huge rings and jhumka’s are all statement pieces in itself, so never wear it all at once. You could pick any one or two of these and team them up with your outfit.
If you are still looking for that ‘IT’ piece to worn on Ganesh Chathurthi, then you should definitely stop by at VioletStreet and choose a piece from one of our curated boutiques.
Here’s wishing you a happy Ganesh Chathurthi from our team at VIOLET STREET