All set to make a splash with your festive outfit for Diwali? You will perhaps want to include the jewels as well! That distinctive, traditional and a mix of both the elements in your jewellery pieces will accentuate your Diwali look is well known, but how to go about it? We looked through Instagram to find the best in the category in terms of festive looks and the Bollywood looks we stumbled upon didn't disappoint.
Styling Festive Jewellery Like Bollywood Stars
Below, the celebrity-approved jewellery styling to take cues from. You will find most of these in your existing collection and if not, there's still some time to hit click and get it in time for the soirées begin.
The maangtikka has long established itself as one of the winning jewellery pieces included in the wedding as well as festive dressing and no better time than Diwali to try it out if you haven't yet gone its way, borrowing from your mother's jewellery box. More into minimalistic jewels? Pick one like Alia Bhatt's striking yet minuscule version to team with your Indian wear outfit.
The traditional sartorial route never fails to leave a mark and if you are planning to dress up to the nines for your small Diwali gathering this year, we recommend taking a peek at Deepika Padukone's festive-ready look. Gold-toned chokers, bracelets and rings—everything you have is fair game!
One for the maximalists! We have spoken endlessly about the rage that is layered gold jewellery, worn by several celebs with their casual outfits. For Diwali, however, Karisma Kapoor's elaborately layered neckpiece ticks all the boxes. Add several of them from your collection for a mixed and matched appeal or shop for one that comes in layers. Either way, it doesn't get more exquisite than this (teamed with your beauty essentials, of course)!
Another one that your mother could loan you! For those who wish to take a distinctive Gram-worthy route, you wouldn't need to go further than Sonam Kapoor's perfect hand jewellery. The haathphool is no longer restricted to bridal jewels, meaning you can now let your hands do the talking this festive season.
Headpieces and hair accessories often go unnoticed when we are looking for the ideal jewellery to flaunt with a festive look. This time around, there is no stopping you from including the game-changing version in your attire. There's always the tried-and-tested flower and/or flower wreaths you can tuck in your locks or better still, a prepped headband that looks just as impeccable. P.S. We found one that is as striking as they come, just in case.
If you are trying to look for that unique piece of jewellery that stands out from the crowd, we got something that might interest you. Bring in the drama with a shoulder brooch à la Shilpa Shetty, a scene-stealing piece of jewellery to try out for the at-home celebrations this year. In a cool DIY trick, you can also use your necklace to achieve the look.
Other than the reliable jhumkas that will perhaps be in your collection, there is a plethora of alternatives you can try out for the festivities. In sculpted gold pieces, layered hoops and those imitating nature, you are bound to find the near-perfect piece.
Equal parts subtle and striking, a brooch added to your attire, whether it is traditional or contemporary, is a foolproof way to elevate your Diwali outfit. Take notes from the details seen on Kareena Kapoor Khan, picking an iteration from your exiting collection or copping for one that appeals to you as you go all out on the sartorial front.