Quick Tips To Looking Good This Festive Season

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1. Opt For A Pair Of Dhoti/Cowl Pants

They are a comfortable, yet stylish choice for a long night of Diwali puja and card parties, and will make you stand apart in a sea of anarkalis, lehengas, and saris. Dress them up with traditional pieces like an embroidered jacket and gold jhumkas.

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2. Mix & Match With A New Top Or Jacket

Short on budget? Pick up an elegant lace bodysuit, a crop top, or a neutral bandi jacket à la Anita Dongre and pair it with an old lehenga or saree for a refreshing new look. Make sure to buy something that is versatile and understated, so you can also combine it with Western pieces later on.

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3. Go Fierce With Ear Cuffs

Save those elegant chand bali and chandelier earrings for more formal occasions like weddings and experiment with a pair of bold ear cuffs. They lend an unexpected edgy twist to an otherwise traditional outfit and are bound to make a statement.

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4. Accessorize With A Hand Harness

Ditch your regular gold bangles and kundan rings and try a trendy hand harness instead. While the chunky versions are great for elevating a simple outfit, the lighter pieces delicately complement heavy and elaborate traditional garments.

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5. Go Easy On Hair & Makeup

Red lipstick, dramatic winged eyeliner, and a fancy hairdo might feel more festive, but minimal hair and makeup when teamed with rich Indian clothing looks modern and fresh. Opt for a sleek bun parted down the middle, a clean, dewy complexion, nude lips, and lightly lined eyes with pronounced lashes and eyebrows.

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Cute Ways to Wear A Skort

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Skorts are one of my favorite fashion trends from the 90s. I wore them to school every week and preferred them over skirts, which I saved for dressier occasions like dinners and parties. I found them to be ideal for long hours at school, merging the comfort and casualness of a pair of shorts along with the femininity of a skirt. Now, I find skorts appealing for the simple reason that they are refreshing and a “something new” to add to my wardrobe. On the internet, it might Continue Reading

Quick Review: Forest Essentials Assorted Products

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Forest Essentials is quite the luxury brand when it comes to Ayurvedic products and it’s been on my radar for a very long time.  The only reason why it has taken me this long to try their products is because they are expensive, and I wanted to be sure of what I’m buying before spending that kind of money. I recently received their pack of assorted products as a present from a friend, and I’m so happy to finally have used some of their products. Here’s a quick Continue Reading