Senior Fashion Writer
Winter bonfires provide the much-needed warmth to our chilly bones. Adding the extra spark to this cold weather are the Lohri festivities. And the fact that Lohri falls on a Saturday this year makes us twice as happy. Why? Because it means a longer bonfire and an even longer party! With only 4 days to go, how about we add a bit of Punjab to our OOTD! Yes, the regular salwar suit would do just fine, but here are 8 fashion items you can add to your outfit to turn the traditional Lohri feels like you’re actually in a pind in Punjab.
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Traditionally made of leather with extensive embroidery and embellishments, the Punjabi jutti is the most versatile pair of footwear known to mankind. Not only are they a trousseau must-have for brides, but something every desi-at-heart girl swears by!
Your Lohri #OOTD is incomplete without an exquisite pair of traditional jhumkas. These are our pick for their all-gold tone which complements every ethnic outfit. Happy earrings for happy occasions!
A beautiful set of beaded bangles with off-white pearls and a gold plating is just what you need for some arm candy. Wear lots of colourful bangles and add one kadaa to each hand for a fuller effect.
A colourful hanging worn by women in their hair, paranda is one of the traditional handicrafts from the Punjabi culture. The bright tassels are braided in the hair adding length and lush. Swing it like a typical Punjabi kuddi to the music by bonfire this Lohri.
It isn’t Lohri, without phulkari. Phulkari (meaning floral work in a much literal sense) is an embroidery technique originating in the Punjab region of ancient India. The bright colours and patterns make you look complete, and that’s what makes it a Lohri must-have!
When it comes to our cocktails and salwars - we like them big and we like them Patiala! Patiala salwars work great for festive looks as well as casually. The pleated falls and narrow hem make them a perfect companion for knee-length kurtas.
If you’re not a bindi fan, a maang tikka (and so pretty while at it) is just the accessory you need. It will instantly brighten your face and your outfit. Ease up on make-up and go for a messy bun.
Happy Lohri, ladies!
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