The victory achieved by Indian freedom fighters on that fated day 69 years ago is still celebrated every year amongst much pomp & cheer in our country. This day represents the victory of passion, determination, will-power & strength of mind over years of injustice, humiliation & pain. So, no wonder that the 15th of August is celebrated by all Indians with much enthusiasm & joy. And you can show your beloved country some love & respect by embracing tradition & giving it a new twist as you dress up on this special day this year!

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You have always worn your kurtas with leggings, patialas or salwars. Why not celebrate your country’s freedom this year in a dressy white kurta paired with a green flared maxi skirt? The straight fit or the kurta complements the billowy flare of the skirt making them a match made in sartorial heaven. If you are not heavy on the lower body, then you can also sport a flared kurta with a maxi skirt for a chic, layered look. Add on a pair of jootis, a chunky beaded orange necklace & a fishtail braid for a look that’ll turn heads at the flag-hoisting ceremony!

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Do the dhoti

If you are one of those who are not sure how to wear dhoti pants, then get freedom from all those apprehensions and wear one this Independence Day! Pair a emerald hued dhoti pant with a crisp white shirt & layer with an embroidered orange vest for a chic fusion look. Chunky silver jhumkas & the perfect wingtips on your eyes can finish off the outfit beautifully. You can even pair your comfy dhoti pants with a chic peplum top in a contrast color & add a mirror-work clutch for eyeball-grabbing effect!

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The palazzo story

Palazzos are all the rage right now and wherever you look, you see stylish women sporting these roomy pairs of pants with long kurtas. This year, you can dress up to celebrate Independence Day by pairing your favourite rust palazzos with a white maxi tee with high side slits that’s as fashionable as it is comfortable for a long day of celebrations. Throw on a green printed scarf and slip on a pair of wedges for a winner of a look! You can even try your hands at print mixing & pair your printed palazzos with a printed top and enjoy the day to the fullest!

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Saree with a twist

You might get a bout of patriotic vigour around this time and want to drape the whole nine yards to celebrate your country’s big day. Go for it, but give it your own fun touch to make the outfit unique! Wear an orange-hued handloom cotton saree, but instead of draping it the traditional way, wear it just from the pleats onwards on top of a pair of leather leggings to give it a grungy feel. Pair it with a printed green crop top as a blouse and finish the look with a messy bun & heavily-kohled eyes to stand out in the festive crowd!

It’s time to make that patriotic playlist and stock up on those tiny pin-up flags – Independence Day is around the corner and the whole country’s gearing up for it! Add some tricolor-inspired nail art to your outfits and join in the celebrations looking your stylish best in fusion fashion that will show the world one of the ways India has progressed in these past 69 years!

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