Play with reds, stock up on silver jewellery: Designer Ritu Kumar’s guide to acing festive dressing

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The second half of the calendar year, in India, is packed with festivals. House parties, pandal-hopping, family get-togethers, the holiday cheer is on maximum during this time of the year.

But along with festive spirit comes the all-too-familiar sartorial conundrum.

Whether you’re attending the annual office festive party, or heading for that extravagant, farmhouse bash, picking an outfit that’s contemporary yet traditional, apt for the occasion without being OTT, can be a time-consuming affair.

From the colour of the season to the silhouette, when it comes to glamming-up your personal style, every little detail can make a difference.

Red, says the designer, is the go-to colour this festive season.
Red, says the designer, is the go-to colour this festive season.

Designer Ritu Kumar, often referred to as the first lady of Indian fashion – having set up her eponymous label in 1969, says the colour red will be a sure-shot winner this season.

Adding, “The warm and vibrant hue is a sure way to elevate your festive look instantly.”

Revealing a fashion hack that’s an absolute life-saver when you’re running short on time, the Padma Shri awardee says, “ Kurtis have been in trend for years now and they don’t seem to be going anywhere, especially when you are running out of time to dress-up.

Play with reds, stock up on silver jewellery: Designer Ritu Kumar’s guide to acing festive dressing

“One style that will always ace a festive look is pairing your kurti with jeans. It could be a flared, asymmetrical or a straight cut, this indo-fusion combination brings out an edgy, festive look without investing much time.”

But the one tip that can elevate even the simplest of outfits, is accessorising right. And Kumar, who swears by having a lot of silver jewellery in hand, couldn’t agree more.

“Pairing your outfit with statement jewellery can accentuate your festive silhouette,” concludes the 74-year-old.

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