Happy Diwali my beautiful, sparkling patakas! Hope your day is going wonderfully well! My long-awaited post is here – the Diwali outfit for 2018. We’re not celebrating it as such this year in the family. But I still wanted to dress up and create some great Diwali content for you guys as always! This year I decided to do something different from the usual outfit. Jaypore gifted me this gorgeous sky blue chiffon sari and I wanted to style and drape it in a completely new way.
This sari drapes beautifully and I think it’s good for both occasion wear and everyday wear. I’m always looking for unique ways to style a sari, and this time was no exception. Diwali is the perfect time for sparkle and a touch of glam – the more, the better! So I decided that sequins will be my inspiration this year. With a little help from the mothership, here’s what my Diwali outfit looked like.
Jaypore Sari Styled With A Tank Top
Here’s how to style a sari with a tank top! Instead of the usual petticoat underneath, I’m wearing one of my favourite black midi skirts. Tucking the sari in proved super easy and the lightness of the sari fabric made it ideal for a knotted pallu!
The initial preparation for Diwali always fascinated me as a child. Strolling through the huge Diwali markets. Beautiful colours and craftsmanship for sale. The smell of fireworks. Strings and strings of marigold, bright and sunny in a sea of brown diyas. Twinkling lights that we’d string up and hang from the balcony.
Taking out the rangoli powders stored in old pill containers, paper tied with string, containing rice powder for the outline. The smell of wet earth as we soaked the diyas in water and left them to dry in the sun. Twisting the little cotton wicks to place them one by one, in each diya. Scented candles and pretty flowers for my floating candle arrangement. And so much delicious food like kheer and puris from mom.
The magenta potli bag is from Fabindia’s new Rajwada collection. I loved the delicate gold work on it. I felt like it was the perfect complement to this outfit.
My Diwali this year will be quiet, in Bangalore and filled with spending moments with the family I have here. Wishing all of you a wonderful, safe and amazing festival that brings you contentment.
I hope you liked my idea to style a sari with a tank top! Do let me know if you try it 🙂
Photography: Arya Photography
Sequinned Tank Top: Promod
Beaded choker: Chumbak
Earrings: Limited Edition (a boutique Kolkata jewellery label)