Swag sadda desi: Think cheery colours and peppy prints this Baisakhi

  • Aditi Caroli, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 17, 2015 16:36 IST

Planning to indulge in some serious Bhangra frolics this Baisakhi? Infuse some cheer into your look as you partake in the unrestrained merrymaking. Get inspired by this season's hottest trends - bold, chirpy florals, neon colours and eclectic prints, roomy silhouettes borrowed from the gypsies and fun, zingy accessories.

Ditch the predictable salwar-kameez and go for asymmetrical kurtas worn over ankle-length pants or dhoti pants. Swap your traditional lehenga-choli with a fitted short kurti worn over a long skirt in pop hues with motifs and borders. Add fun to your look with accessories such as embellished jootis, parandas and thread jewellery.

Guys can team up their kurta-pyjamas with phulkari jackets or bright phulkari stoles. You can also wear a bandhgala in a pop colour and pair it with a dhoti or jodhpurs. So, let go of your inhibitions and let your style bloom as you celebrate the harvest festival.

*Crop it:Get inspired by Anupama Dayal creation. Wear a crop top with dhoti pants and long sleeveless jacket, all in cheery floral prints. Flats with tassels and peppy thread jewellery would be just the right accessories for the look.


From L to R: Creations by Tanvi Kedia, Anupama Dayal and Rohit Bal. (Photos: Waseem Gashroo and Raajessh Kashyap/HT)

*Team it up: Don't shy away from showing off your true Punjabi colours this Baisakhi. Wear a pop-hued long skirt with brocade border and team it with a short embellished kurta. Put on your reflective aviator and you're ready to rock! Guys can go traditional and yet look dapper in a crisp kurta teamed with a white pajama and a bright sleeveless phulkari jacket.

*Braid it: Revisit your school days with a cute braided hairstyle. Divide your hair into two neat sections. Take one section and braid half the length. Now entwine a pop coloured ribbon as you braid the remaining section and tie a bow. You can always use hair extension if your hair is not long enough for the braids. Repeat for the other section. Wear pop pink lipstick, brush your cheeks with peach blush and finish with a coat of mascara.

*Go hippie: Take a cue from designer Tanvi Kedia's creation and give a hippie spin to your salwar-kameez. Wear a printed kurta with roomy ankle-length pants and embellished jootis.

*Turban tashan: Who says guys need to be stingy when it comes to colours? There's no room for restraint on Baisakhi at least. Pick your style lesson from this Rohit Bal creation. Go all out and show off your radiant side in a pop coloured kurta with motifs teamed with churidaar. Also give drab, predictable turbans a break and go for colourful, printed ones. You can also add another pop of colour to your look with a colourful stole.

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