The winter solstice festival style

Festivals with kit and kin is always  an aspect to look forward to , for it brings back the reason for us to enjoy the vibrancy of life in itself.One of the major festivals to occur during the beginning of the year is Makar Sankranti, the harvest festival, in other words the Indian “Thanksgiving”. Celebrated in the mid of January the festival marks the occurrence of the Winter Solstice, when the sun starts moving towards the Tropic of Cancer.

A striking part of the festival is the kite flying event  when people come together to fly kites of different shapes , colors and sizes .Its quite a site to see the a mass of colorful rhombus shaped kites across the winter sky

However in the current pace of times, not all of us can keep up with the celebrations. The hectic lifestyle  rarely gives space to catchup with our folks. However  I believe, we can live the spirit of the festival through the way we dress.

Below are some looks inspired by the kite flying (Uttarayan) event of the Makar Sankranti festival:

The on the go look:

To get this look go for a solid color poncho top with leather trousers and black pump with ethnic embroidery. Team this outfit with kite shaped  danglers. Alternatively you can wears a houndstooth print jacket with a full sleeved red crop top along with some kite shaped color blocked earringskites.002

The all day ever  ready look

Another aspect of the kite festival are the  the and dye drapes worn by the women folk in lovely bright hues. Chooses a skater or sheath cut dress with  a tie and dye print. Team this with a contrasting bright  color coat such as purple  along with a scarf of a lighter hue. For accessories go for danglers with stone work arranged in the form of a rhombus/kite , along with bracelet with a rhombus/kite shaped onyx stone.

For shoes you can wear knee length boots or  formal pumps, depending on whether you have to go for a casual hangout or work. This can be tried even for an after work  dinner outing.


The hostess look:

During festivals we can have a few friends over at our home, to keep up the spirit and zest.You can go for anon shoulder colorful mid length  asymmetrical tie and dye dress paired with contrasting kite shaped studs or  danglers with turquoise and coral stones arrange in the form of a rhombus. You can team the attire with a gold or bronze colored brocade jacket along with brightly hued leather kohlapuri slippers.

Alternatively you can go for a mini blue the and dye wrap dress paired with a red  and bronze terra-cotta colored set having a kite shaped pendant and earrings.



The yacht party look:

If by any chance you have a party on the day of this festival especially on yacht go fora  pale yellow lace fabric mini dress, teamed with a turquoise shrug jacket. Accessorize this attire with kite shaped turquoise  along with a silver and turquoise pendant chain.

For shoes go for fuchsia pink  wedge heels or suede closed shoes.kites.005

Hopefully through this post you can realize that a festival can be relived through the way you dress. Its about the festive spirit and what better way can be , than bringing it out through your dressing style.

Happy Uttarayan, Makar Sankranti and Pongal to all





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