Festivals are always better when spent with family, friends… and colleagues. With Eid almost here we are guessing your office is gearing up for a party. Amidst all that sheer kurma, biryani and happy cheer, if you are wondering what works best in terms of your Eid attire, we’ve got you covered.
I’ve almost always had a working Eid and enjoyed playing dress up at work. A little extra attention hurt nobody, right? Plus, being the minority at work and celebrating a festival while working has its perks. So, instead of thinking of not being able to celebrate with family, here how you can turn up the heat with your stylish best and make it an Eid to remember. If you are going to have a working Eid or are just a happy person who likes celebrating festivals with enthusiasm –even while at work– here are 5 ways to dress chic for an office Eid party.
PSA: Give the boring traditional wear a miss and opt for these offbeat outfit ideas with a dash of Indian-ness!
Opt for casual chic style
Pair a loose and comfy office shirt (remember the bigger the shirt, the better) with printed palazzo pants in a contrasting colour. The shirt can be worn as a trendy, short kurta. Use a thin belt to tighten up the shirt from the waist. This will give your outfit definition. Accessorise with big jhumkas or an ethnic statement necklace and finish off the look with trendy mojris. Keep the makeup bold with a dramatic eye and a wing you cannot miss. Add a pop of colour on the lips and wear this chic with elan.
Try going for ethnic boho
The skirt and dupatta look is becoming a fast favourite. Pair your flowy skirt with a crop top in a complimenting colour. Accessorise it with a heavy embroidered dupatta but give the regular way of wearing a dupatta a miss and instead, drape your dupatta like a shrug over your shoulders. Complete the look with big hoop earrings and statement rings. You can also wear oxidised bangles for a boho vibe. Keep the makeup simple with nude lip colour and minimal eye makeup.
Perfect times for summery elegance
Got a maxi dress you’d want to wear to work? It’s the perfect occasion to flaunt your flowy dress. Just make sure to accessorise with ethnic statement jewellery such as Chand Balis and lots of silver/oxidised bangles to complete the look. Pull your hair back into a tight ponytail and keep the makeup subtle with eye-liner and several coats of mascara. You can also team your maxi dress with sporty white shoes that’ll complete this offbeat, sassy look.
How about keeping things Indo-Western?
For this look, pair your flared pants/denim with a traditional blouse. Pick a neutral colour for the pants and keep the blouse colourful. Now, pull out a dupatta that will match and drape it like a saree. Complete this look with matching sandals, a clutch bag and simple statement jewellery. Go bold on the lips and keep the eyes subtle wit just kajal application. This may not be a great outfit to commute in, but it’ll surely make for a great party of fashionistas.
Keep things casual
When nothing else works, take help from your accessories that can add that much-needed oomph to your outfit. Wear regular jeans and t-shirt in black and use accessories to accentuate the look. Wear long ethnic earrings, bangles and a necklace. You can also add a bindi for a more traditional vibe. Team this with ethnic Mojris and throw a cape over for elegance or use an embroidered dupatta to add colour to the look.