With the festive season around the corner, the thought of what to wear can stress out even the most seasoned fashionista. It is the time of the year that allows one to show off the most innovative traditional wear – from ultra-traditional to modern fusion wear. Whatever you decide to buy, there is one thing that can make or break any outfit: your jewellery!
So, while you start deciding on what to wear, Raminder Singh, principle jewellery designer, blueStone.com, shares a few tips on selecting jewellery that is versatile enough to allow for some experimentation or to play it safe.
Jhumkas are eternal: The dome shaped dangler that inspired many Bollywood lyricists, is the most versatile piece of jewellery that you can add to your wardrobe this festive season. Whether you are planning to wear a saree or anarkali or something that is Indo-fusion, pairing the outfit with jhumkis will make sure that your fashion game is on point. Try this: pair a white and gold saree with jhumkas like Sonam Kapoor did in the movie Aisha.
Stand out statement pieces: Traditional wear is almost always so opulent and rich, with a feeling of being a princess! Especially in the case of anarkalis and banares silk sarees, where the focus must remain on the outfit. It is with these outfits where one must be a believer of “minimalism” in so far as jewellery choices are concerned; less is more! Invest in a standout statement piece – a cocktail ring, or a neckpiece or statement earrings. Quick tip: invest in three statement pieces this festive season and alternate them to create new looks every time.
Layering isn’t just for garments: For the uncomplicated fashionista, layering is the way to go! No matter what you are planning to wear, adding several delicate neck chains or slim bracelets to the look is easy and fuss free. Layered neckpieces are so simple and minimalist that you can ditch everything else in their stead. Try this: wear a sleeveless long kurta with a long ethnic skirt and amp it up with a stack of bracelets on one hand.
Be daring with nose rings: If you want to play the daring diva during this festive season, nose rings are your best bet. They make sure you don’t look like everyone else. Make sure you go easy with the make-up. And in case you are a little shy to wear a nose ring, try a pin instead.
Anklets: For many women, anklets are a happy reminder of their childhood days when countless mischief and the sweet sound of these little adornments went hand in hand. The best thing about them is that they can be worn in both traditional and contemporary ways. Wear an ethnic kurta with culottes and flaunt your anklets the way you like them, thick or dainty. Be sure to add a pair of embroidered juttis to complete the look.