Since it’s Holi tomorrow, we bring to you fashion ideas and tips from fashion designers, stylists and influencers from across the Pink City to look fashionable yet feel comfortable while enjoying the festival of colours with friends and family. Here’s how you can strike the perfect balance of comfort and style:
You Can’t Go Wrong with White
There is no denying that white apparel and Holi go hand-in-hand. Taking inspiration from the B-town celebrities for wearing white on Holi, Jaipur’s popular fashion influencer Chitrangi suggests: “You can never go wrong with a white coordinate set on Holi. A pair of free-flowing, easy-breezy white palazzo pants with a white shrug is a great outfit for Holi.” In the modern millennial era, Holi is more about getting that perfect shot for Instagram. “White just makes one stand out effortlessly and the colours look absolutely flattering on it. Accessorize it with a pair of oversized sunglasses and you’re good to go”, she adds.
Wear Batik to feel Colourful
While Pink city’s ace fashion designer and stylist Ashna Vaswani agrees that nothing looks as gorgeous as a white sharara and kurta on Holi, she suggests that if one is not playing with colours then a Batik outfit can be worn to feel colourful. “Batik is trending this season and you can pair blue, orange or neon batik apparel with white. However, if you do decide to go all white then pair it with colourful bangles, silver jhumkis and neon sunglasses”, opines Ashna.
Colours all the way
However, Jaipur based fashion blogger Nidhi Agarwal believes that one should ditch white clothing this Holi and go for bright and multi-hued styles. Suggesting a few styles, Nidhi says:“One can wear a colourful skirt with a neon colour shirt and add tassel earrings to complete the look. Another Holi outfit idea is to wear a tie-dye T-shirt with blue jeans or a palazzo and kurta with a colourful phulkari dupatta.”
Men should glam up too
Men too can go for a fashionable look with easy style hacks. Just like women, white is a classic option for the menfolk as well. White T-shirt and pants or a loose-fitted white kurta pyjama is an evergreen choice for Holi. To add some colour to an all-white outfit, a leheriya or bandhani dupatta can be worn around the neck. Floral print or batik shirts are also a great option for those who don’t want to go with white. They can be paired well with shorts or denims. A pair of classy sunglasses will add an edge to any look you choose.
Whatever look you choose, don’t forget to put your mask on.
Ritu Deswal of Style N Scissors shares her expertise on hair and skincare for Holi with the following tips:
– Cover your body and hair so that it does not come in direct contact with colour.
– People with dry skin can apply oil on their body while those with oily skin can use aloe vera gel before playing holi.
– A sunscreen with SPF 50 is extremely important.
– Nail paint can be applied on nails to avoid nails getting coloured.
– Scarf can be used to protect the hair. Leave-in conditioners can also be used to avoid penetration of colour in the hair.
– Apply lip balm or matte lipstick to protect the lips.
– To protect the eyes, it is important to wear sunglasses.
– Post playing Holi don’t use too much soap to remove the colour. Instead use a homemade ubtan or oil to remove the colour.
– Don’t stay in wet clothes for too long as it can cause allergies and infections.
– Moisturize your body and hair intensively regularly for at least a week after playing Holi.