The year 2020 has given us so many ups and downs, the global pandemic, the lockdown, and then the unlock. It has been a rollercoaster ride, and it is still not over, but, instead of being a negative Nancy, I am going to rejoice in all my victories and happy moments this year, no matter how big or small. The festival season is upon us, but this year the celebrations and mood will be different.
This year the festivals will not be like anything you have experienced before. We can not go out and about or meet our dear ones this festive season but don’t worry. I think we all have the video app party thing figured out by now. Also, we can order Diwali gifts online and could have a virtual celebration. Agree?
Well, since that’s taken care of, I need some amazingly classy and chic outfits to top off this year’s Diwali party.
Fashion houses are redefining their designs, providing more sustainable choices for the conscious customer. Times are changing, and so are our festive fashion trends. This year has brought on a lot of unwanted surprises that we are still recovering from, but here’s to 2020, not being able to dampen our festive spirit. We are staying stronger, safe, and fashionable.
Take your pick for this year’s fashion trends and beat the 2020 blues.
Festive Fashion Trends That Are Giving Us Major-Party Goals in 2020!
1. Saree Not Sorry
One can never, I repeat, NEVER EVER go wrong with a saree for any occasion. Saree has to be one of the most versatile pieces of clothing you can have. One saree draped in so many different ways can make you look like the diva you are in every situation. Look in your mom’s or grandma’s closet for that ethnic and vintage vibes, pair it with a statement blouse, a pair of bold earrings, and you are good to go.
You can also go for a bold metallic shade, or a pastel saree with ruffles that dance along when you move, or a sensual and delicate lace affair. Choose your style and flaunt your gorgeous self.
2. The Good Old Salwar Kameez or Salwar Suits
This one has got a bad reputation; it’s old fashioned and makes me look frumpy. If that’s your concern, then believe me when I say it all lies in the way you style it. Go for kurtas with baggy salwar, sharara, or patialas. Drape a gorgeous dupatta and accessorize with long dangly earrings.
Look out for authentic fabrics like Chanderi, Banarasi, Bandhej, Silk, or Organza to dial up your kurta and salwar/pants game. Don’t you think this festive fashion trend would give you an exemplary look at this Diwali?
3. Make a Statement With Fusion Fashion
These outfits are easy to wear, comfortable yet effortlessly chic. Make fusion wear your style this festive season and make others turn their heads. It’s all about going neutral and minimal with this season look. Remember, when it comes to fusion fashion, less is always more. Style your favorite saree with palazzos or pants, skirt and crop top with a blazer, shirt over your lehenga, a jumpsuit with ethnic jewelry to give that effortless look.
Accessories play an essential role in fusion wear. Mix and match but not too much that it becomes a Hodgepodge of excess items. Invest in pieces that can be worn in different styles and on varied occasions.
4. Cover it up With a Jacket
A good jacket can elevate your look from good to freaking awesome. A bold piece can go over your outfit and make a statement. Find a long jacket that compliments both Indian and contemporary fashion so that you can style it in multiple ways. Go for bright and solid colors with a hint of shimmer or sparkle as it is the festive season after all, and half the fun is to dress up as radiant and shining as possible.
Wear your jacket with a saree and a belt over it. A kurta and pants set would look amazing with a Jacket thrown over it. Amp up your dress or a saree with a Jacket and become the belle of the ball.
5. Eye Catching Prints
If you are someone who enjoys being in the limelight, then I suggest you go crazy with the prints. Prints on prints have been a fashion trend so far, and we are expecting it to add some pop to this festive season too. Florals, checks, gingham, or go for more indie prints like Ikat, Bagru, Bagh, Bandhani, Batik, Kalamkari, and many more.
They are going to be the festive fashion trends this year and will lend you such uniqueness that will be remembered for ages to come. Add silver jewelry to your ensemble, and you are ready to rock this year’s Diwali party.
6. Comfort is the Key
Since most of us will be celebrating festivals at home this year, comfort has become the new chic. People are choosing style along with comforts these days. Dear men, you can practically wear a white T-Shirt with a good trouser and call it a day. If you want to add on to that, throw on a statement blazer over the T-shirt, and you have a drool-worthy outfit ready in no time.
Whether you want to go all out with a three-piece suit, or lounge in your classy Sherwani, or rock a basic kurta pajama set, no one is going to stop you, because it’s 2020, and we need all the happy vibes we can get in keeping our style and comfort in check.
7. Accessorize it Baby!
The sweets are prepared, the festive playlist is created, and the outfits are chosen, but what we often forget are the accessories that make up that outfit. Step up your fashion game with accessories that are not so common or style your old ones in different ways.
Use headbands, statement clips, or even hats for your hairstyle this season. Have you ever thought of wearing a neckpiece as a headband? This season, wear a neckpiece as a belt or over skirt and pants and become a trendsetter. This festive fashion trend is going to be viral for no reason.
Change it up with these tips, and bring out your inner goddess who is ready to slay the party all night long.
Take Away Thoughts
We may not be attending lavish parties or fun family get-togethers to celebrate the festivities this year. But we can all decide to make a conscious choice to buy and invest in sustainable and timeless pieces of clothing so that they can be wear in a variety of ways.
These festive fashion trends are going to be awesome and huge this time. Instead of consuming fast fashion from big brands like our life depends on it, go local, and buy from small businesses, and in-house designers. Support them and the country with your conscious choice and look and feel your best this season.
Seasons greetings to you all and let the celebrations begin!