Independence Day is a much-awaited event in our country – not only because it gives us the excuse of a holiday, but also because it revives our inner patriotic spirit, even if for a day! This is a day that is planned in eager excitement, be it for a quick getaway out of town or for a cultural event at the workplace. Generally you go the ethnic way on this day, but this year you can give a trendy twist to the occasion by embracing fusion fashion. Here’s how to turn heads on this 70th Independence Day in fusion looks!
Flag-hoisting Celebrations At College
Decking up the campus in tri-color buntings, streamers and floral wreaths makes this day a fun one for college-goers. You need to dress to impress when you walk in through the gates for the flag hoisting ceremony on the morning of this big day. This year, ditch the ubiquitous white kurta-salwar & orange or green dupatta look for a fusion outfit. Try pairing a white tee with orange or green printed dhoti pants, Kolhapuri sandals & a bindi for an eye-grabbing indie-chic look for Independence Day. You can also wear a crop top with a flared ethnic skirt & chunky silver jhumkas for a fun take on the traditional lehenga-choli look!
Long weekend getaway
We just need excuses for a long weekend and with Independence Day falling on a Tuesday; a lot of you must be having plans of leaving town for a quick road trip or a well-planned getaway! Spending this day in some other part of the country doesn’t make it less charming or exciting. You can, in fact, witness the way other Indians celebrate this day. Be a part of Independence Day celebrations in a hill station or a seaside town by flaunting a trendy boho top with wide leg pants in Indian prints, a statement necklace & travel-friendly footwear like slip-ons or sneakers. This desi-with-a-twist look is sure to turn heads wherever you go!
Independence Day At Work
For the not-so-independent corporate employees who might have to go to work on this national holiday, there’s hope yet! We are sure the boss won’t give you deadlines today and you can even enjoy the cultural event being held at the workplace to mark the occasion. Tweak the office dress code a bit and stand out in the ethnic-clad crowd by going the fusion way this year. Pair a quirky printed crop top with a handloom saree in a vibrant hue for a fun yet Indian look, and finish the outfit with kohl-ed eyes, silver bangles and an embroidered bag. If you are not the drape-lover, then you can even sport a trendy kurta with slim fit pants, pumps & a tasselled stole and impress not only your boss, but your colleagues too!
This holiday gives you the much-required chance to spend some quality time with your better half or that special someone. Plan a fun day together – go for the latest movie, indulge in some whimsical shopping or have a cozy dinner date – and celebrate India’s independence in style! A day spent out & about with the love of your life calls for a chic, yet not-too-western look. Opt for an Indian-style maxi dress – in the traditional Ikat weave or hand block prints in bright colors – and wear it with jootis, statement earrings and a fabric tote for a trendy yet effortless look! You can also go a step ahead and flaunt an anarkali kurta as a flared dress to make sure his eyes are only on you throughout the day!
So go all out and give a fusion twist to your desi looks on this Independence Day! Experiment, mix & match and create fun outfits that are effortless yet stylish, modern yet connected to the roots. Let’s celebrate an independent and stylish India!!!