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Chak de phatte this Baisakhi

Arpita Kala , Hindustan Times  New Delhi, April 11, 2013
First Published: 18:13 IST(11/4/2013) | Last Updated: 11:59 IST(12/4/2013)

While you stock up on delicious Baisakhi goodies such as coconut laddoos, halwa and more, upgrade your festive wadrobe too before you head off to join the merrymaking. From eclectic prints to bursts of neon colour and a dash of good old retro fashion, get inspired by the hottest trends of the season. Borrow from the India-inspiration on the international fashion runways and quirk up your traditional outfits to celebrate in style.

So, give the same old traditional lungi, kurta and vibrant scarves a rest, as we tell you how to incorporate these to show off your Bhangra moves in style.

The retro charm

Team a kurti with a retro long skirt for a new look. Price: R6,000; Available at: O’Layla, 32, Meherchand Market, Lodhi Road
Nothing says old school style better than pinning a brooch. Price: R73,500; Available at: PP Jewellers, Gurudwara Road, Karol Bagh
Take some heady inspiration from French designer Jean Paul Gaultier’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection to style a headgear
A turban twist headband is apt to bring a retro feel. Price: R1,308; Available at: Etsy.com and also Janpath market

The  print magic
A floral printed stole will add colour to your outfit! Price: R500; Available at: Ahujasons, Ajmal Khan Road, Karol Bagh
Pair a quirky sari with a shirt or a pair of tights for an edgy look.
Price: R10,000 onwards. Available at: Anuradha Ramam, 89, Meherchand Market, Lodhi Road
Up the quirk of your festive gear with a kimono style kurta.
Price: R3,800; Available at: Anuradha Ramam, 89, Meherchand Market
Keep your finger on the pulse of this trend with a pair of juttis. Available at: Delhi Haat
Look stylish and traditional with phulkari prints.
Price: R2,500; Available at: 1469, Shop-12, Janpath, CP
A phulkari hand bag is the perfect accessory! Price: R1,850; Available at: Crafusion.com

The neon glow
Join the neon style bandwagon and rock an eclectic parandi.
Available at: Lajpat Nagar, Kamla Nagar markets
Keep your tips neon for a trendy statement. Price: R225, R150 (below). Available at: Leading beauty stores
Go quirky with a dash of hot pink to your harem pants and waistcoat. Price: R35,900;
Available at: SBJ House of Luxury, N-9, South Ex-I
An electric mint kurta is apt for cool Bhangra moves. Price: R3,300; Available at: studiokairi.com


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