Diwali long weekend is upon us, and each day of celebration is filled with gatherings and get-togethers that call for a dose of festive fashion. And this hints at shopping for a few new ensembles. While investing in some brand-new clothing is a good option (our best picks here), there are also ways to elevate your existing ethnic wear and create fresher looks.
Adding a statement accessory or two can be an effective way to create an impressive festive look. Here’s a compilation of trendy jewellery, footwear, and bags that you can invest in to upgrade your wardrobe and stay on top of the festive fashion game this Diwali.
1. Statement Earrings
A pair of statement earrings is all you need to elevate any outfit. Make heads turn with this pair of jhumkas that we spotted on Sara Ali Khan at the Global Citizen’s event in Mumbai. Handcrafted in 92.5 per cent sterling silver, these floral jhumkas have a few parts gold plated, and towards the corners are two beautiful pink and blue stones.
Price: Rs 25,400
2. Versatile Maang Tikka
If you want to skip earrings, tie your hair in a sleek ponytail or a bun, and put on a maang tikka instead. You’re now indulging in the mono jewellery trend where you let just a single piece of jewellery shine. Our pick is this gold-plated, 92.5 per cent sterling silver maang tikka studded with crystals.
Price: Rs 4,730
3. Single-Strand Crystal Necklace
For those who like to keep things minimalistic, here’s a beautifully crafted necklace with oval, square, and Trillian-shaped crystals. And, in case, you’re in the mood to make a style statement, you can even wear this necklace as a hair accessory. Swarovski crystals mathapatti – why not!
Price: Rs 19,900
4. Classic Choker
Stone studded, beaded, or plain metal, chokers are a crowd-favourite and why wouldn’t they be? They are versatile, easy to carry, and can be worn both with ethnic as well as western wear. From Alia Bhatt to Deepika Padukone and Anushka Sharma, most A-list ladies swear by the choker trend, and this Diwali, you can too. Invest in this multi-coloured choker by Runway Nagaland made using glass beads. Runway Nagaland is a part of Project Her&Now - Empowering Women Entrepreneurs, implemented by GIZ, on behalf of BMZ, Germany, and in partnership with the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, India.
Price: Rs 1600
Give the usual kamarpatta or kamarbandh a break and pick this hand-embroidered and embellished black leather corset belt for your festive look this Diwali. Not only does it work as an impressive piece of accessory, but the belt also makes your waist look slimmer.
Price: Rs 4500
6. Contemporary Potli Bag
Gone are the days when you had to stuff your phone, money, and other essentials in a tiny clutch when attending a party or wedding. Thanks to the comeback of potli – with a modern upgrade – there’s plenty of space and a sense of comfort follows. For Diwali 2021, our pick is this red art raw silk potli with a sequined border, and pearl-based latkan and handle.
Price: On Request
7. Leather Mini Top Handle Bag
For handbag loyalists, a miniature version of a top handle bag should work the best. This mustard bag features three compartments for essentials and cards. It is made using full grain French calf napa leather and embellished with a hand-embroidered Kesuda flower. This accessory comes with an additional shoulder strap.
Price: Rs 90,000
8. Ethnic Juttis
Talk about fashion accessories and a pair of shoes/sandals can’t be far behind. This is a cream pair of traditional north Indian shoes for women. It comes with an in-built ‘Ying Yang and Clove’ charm set.
Price: Rs 3,990
9. Kolhapuris with a Twist
Add a touch of glamour to your outfit with these block heels. These are Kolhapuri-style block heels in white that are decorated with light-catching crystals.
Price: Rs 11,999
10. Stunning Wristwatch
If classy and elegant is how you describe your style, then this bejewelled watch is your perfect match for Diwali 2021. It features a sunray dial with a white pearl finish base and a Swarovski crystals-studded metal strap.
Price: Rs 12,995