Holi Style Guide

Holi Style Guide

Holi is a spring festival celebrated with great enthusiasm throughout India. It is a very vibrant festival known as the festival of colors. A festival where people break freefrom the barriers of caste, religion and status. Everyone becomes equal covered in the colors of love.The festival of Holi strengthens brotherhood. It is said that this is the day where even enemies become friends and start afresh.

The festival of Holi is celebrated over two days. The first day is the Holika Dahen or the burning of the Holi and the second day is Dhuleti which is the play of colors.

We bring you the style tips and tricks to have a rocking Holi.

  • The first day or the burning of Holika is a symbolic representation of the triumph of good over bad. It is a victory of devotion and faith. So I would recommend a traditional look for this ritual performed at the eve of Holi. My favorite is a simple cotton churidar kurta or kurta and denims. You can add some edge with a ethnic jacket vest or a dupatta. Complete this look with a pair of sandals or Kolhapuri chappals.Accessorize with a bracelet or a broach.

  • The second day of Holi is when all the fun begins. It’s a day when offices and schools are off. There is merry making everywhere. It’s a day of colors, pichkaris or water guns, sweets and bhang.
  • Generally speaking, any festival in India requires you to dress in something new. It is considered auspicious. For Holi, people wear white. It is believed that you wear white and your loved ones, friends, family, neighbors, coworkers bring color to your life.
  • If you are celebrating a clean Holi with gulal or dry or powder colors in the company of people who like to have a quiet and safe Holi with lots of food and fun with friends and family, then you can risk wearing something nice like denims and t-shirt or denims and kurta. If you are absolutely that the people you are celebrating with will not go crazy only then risk wearing white.
  • If it’s a casual event you can team up a pair of chinos or 3/4th shorts with a shirt or a t-shirt.
  • If its an event where both dry and wet Holi is going to be celebrated, then steer clear of whites or any other lighter shades. Pick darker shades.
  • If it’s a full on masti Holi you are planning on playing then forget light shades, stay away from new clothes too.
  • Wear something old so that even if the colors don’t come off after Holi you don’t regret anything and have only happy memories.
  • An old shirt or t-shirt can be paired with an old pair of jeans or an old churidar kurta, basically something you are comfortable in and something you no longer wear regularly especially out of the confines of your home.
  • Avoid pairing socks and shoes with any outfit and go for flip flops, slip on’s, gladiators or sandals.

Holi is a festival where we celebrate life. It’s a festival where we embrace colors and positivity. It’s a time to sing and dance and make merry with your friends and family. So dress in something you are comfortable with and something that allows you to be free and enjoy.

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