The most-awaited colorful festival of India is back and everyone is jumping with excitement to get out and immerse themselves in the festive colors. So, this Holi, while you are enthusiastically smearing your friends and family with gulaal, it’s imperative you are dressed in comfortable yet fashionable clothes to enjoy the festive spirit without any worries.
Keeping the need of the season in mind, Sonal Abrol, Chief Operations Officer at Saiesta – India’s premier e-tail studio for women, has some fun, interesting tips and tricks for dressing stylishly yet comfortably for Holi this year!
Before we begin with the various tips on dressing up, the one thing we all need to scratch from our list is the idea of bringing out old and disposable clothes for Holi. Why should we lose a chance to present our most stylish and chic look without bothering about make-up and hair!
So, those who are all for comfort dressing, you can take a cue from one of the most elegant and stylish Bollywood divas, Deepika Padukone, and pick a slightly loose t-shirt in bright shades of yellow, orange, red or even purple, and pair it with hot pants, like she did in the Bollywood Holi anthem ‘Balam Pichkari’.
To add a little twist to this, you can go for a fitted t-shirt and team it up with culottes or even funky pajamas! This will make sure all colors showered on you stand out, and the added benefit is that you won’t feel too hot! Make sure you don’t wear transparent, clingy clothes as they tend to stick to the body once you get wet, making most people uncomfortable and call for unwanted attention.
Cotton is essentially the best material for this season as it keeps you cool irrespective of how harsh the Sun is especially with the late Holi this year around. Keeping that in mind, you can opt for a comfortable cotton dress in vibrant colors or prints.
This ensures that even if you get drenched, the dress will still look pretty on you and not a slouch. Flashback to Alia Bhatt’s Holi outfit in ‘2 States’, you can pair a white sleeveless kurti with a multi-colored flared skirt or even shorts and dazzle in the most brilliant combination for this season.
However, if you want to minimize your skin’s exposure to the colors and the sunlight, the safest bet is to wear a full-sleeves short kurta with linen pants or a full-sleeves long kurta with palazzos.
If you are in the mood for some ethnic Indian wear, go for the classic combination we saw yesteryear superstar Rekha gracefully flaunt in the song ‘Rang Barse’. This one will always be in trend for Holi! So you can pair a white chickankari long kurta with leggings and if you’d like to add a little twist to it, you can team it up with a colorful bandhni print dupatta! Also, the colors of Holi are best showcased in white and give out a happy vibe.
Even a white kurti with comfy-jeans is a good option as it makes you look stylish yet relaxed. You can sport a block-print scarf or a tie-dye dupatta with any of the above mentioned styles and outfits. To make a funky fashion statement, you can tie an ikat-print stole around your head and in turn, also save your hair from the damage.