Last Minute Diwali Outfits: Auburn

Still haven’t decided what you’re going to wear for Diwali? Here are some ideas you can pull together out of your wardrobe right now. Eat sweets, spend time with family, play taash and look amazing while doing it ;)

This quarantine, we’re taking up any occasion to dress up. Presenting some Ethnic, not so Ethnic (but still something your mom AND Instagram would approve of) outfits to break your quarantine fashion slumber just in time for the festival of lights. Look like an absolute patakha, and try not to get banned by the government! (I promise the outfit ideas make up for that god-awful pun ;-; )

  1. The Crop Top x Maxi Skirt combo- Rewear that crop top lying in the corner of your closet by pairing it with your favourite Ethnic skirt. Ditch the Dupatta, accessorise with Silver or Golden Jewellery, and you’re good to go! (Bonus points if your crop top has a square neckline, I’m obsessed with how flattering the silhouette is)
  • Mom’s Saree- If you want to go all out: borrow a saree from your mom’s closet. It is the definition of extra, and we all know sarees are a classic. No blouse? No issue! Pair it with your favourite crop top.

If you had your heart set on wearing a Lehenga this diwali- here’s another way to make sure your dream comes true- styling your saree like a lehenga. It’s possible, and it’s gorgeous.

  • Jeans, Dupatta, and Jhumkas: Pair a basic camisole top with jeans, and throw on a colourful dupatta. But here’s the catch- style the dupatta like a cardigan. Not sure how? Click here. Accessorise with Silver junk jewellery- we suggest EITHER a silver Ethnic choker, or a pair of your heavier silver jhumkas. Not both at once.

If styling the dupatta like a cardigan is not your cup of tea? Here’s a bold way to style this entire ensemble, which is not for the faint hearted.

If you want to ditch the Dupatta altogether? Here’s some inspo!

  • Fit and Flare- Pull out a pair of neutral or bright coloured palazzos- style with a camisole, crop top or your farewell blouse. You could layer this with one of those gujrati embroidered jackets that were all the rage in 2016, or drape a dupatta over your shoulders. Try to make sure two of the garments out of the total three compliment each other in terms of colour to create a well-balanced look.

Here’s another colour scheme and a more traditional way of styling the dupatta to get you inspired.

  • The Classic Anarkali/Kurta- Honestly, you can’t go wrong with the one anarkali or kurta your mom forced you to buy for Diwali. These are a statement piece by themselves, and if styled correctly can make a beautiful impact. If your Anarkali or Kurta is heavily embroidered, style it with a plain dupatta and bottoms- and if it’s the opposite- a heavy dupatta will make you plain kurta stand out. Pair straight-cut short kurtas with flared bottoms like shararas, and flowy kurtas and Anarkali suits with straight cut bottoms like churidars. Try to create balance between two varied silhouettes, and you’ll nail it.

I hope these outfit ideas provide you with some inspiration (you’re going to look stunning nonetheless) Wishing you a happy Diwali, complete with beautiful pictures, loads of money and amazing food. Have fun!

Featured Image credits- (cover image) PakCouture on Tumblr

Chiransha Prasad

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