Broke Girl’s guide for the Festive Season

Its showering festivals, which means a lot of gifting, increased prices, going out on a daily basis and ending up almost broke. How do you manage another outfit for that last day of Navratri or that fancy card party ? Well after landing in that situation umpteen times, I decided to create my own mix n match, remixed outfits and I knew they were an absolute hit when compliments poured in! I thought Id share a few quick tips on creating your own outfits with y’all divas 🙂

 

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What you need :

Crop Tops:

Crop tops have been rage for a couple of seasons now and there is no dearth of them. You either have them in your wardrobe already; if not they are available for as less as Rs 150 on Hill Road and starting at Rs 300 in Forever 21. Most high-street stores have some kind of variation of these edgy crop tops.

 

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Crop tops

 

Kurtas:

Well fitted  kurtas from your wardrobe would also do if you do not want to invest in a brand new one. Once you add the accessories, no one will be able to tell how old or new your kurta actually is.

 

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Straight fitted kurta by Nikhil Thampi

 

A-Line Skirts :

A-line maxi skirts are the most easily available item of clothing, come festive season. Starting at Rs 300 at Hill Road. They can be worn with crop tops or well-fitted short/long kurta.

 

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A Line skirts from missethnic.com

 

Dupatta:

Dupattas can be created with any cloth material which is 2mts or longer. It could be something from mom’s closet, any of your funky stoles or light weight shawls.

 

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Colorful duppatas in various prints

 

Palazzo Pants:

Palazzo pants have also been back in vogue for a while now and are available in all sorts of shades and prints. Available at most high-street stores – Zara, Mango, Forever 21 etc as well Hill Road and Colaba Causeway.

 

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Palazzo pants from Zara

 

Team a plain crop top with printed A-line skirt and a funky dupatta and your outfit for Navratri is ready. Accessorize with chunky statement necklace and bracelets.

 

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Crop top – Forever 21, Dupatta and Skirt – Flea market, Chunky Necklace – Topshop

 

Kurta with palazzo pants looks striking. Team it with a contrasting stole/shawl and statement jewellery and voila!

 

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Kurta with Palazzo Pants

 

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Playing with prints and contrasting colours

 

Play mix and match with all the above mentioned items of clothing. Get as creative as possible and you are sure to be the head-turner of the night. You can thank me later 😉

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