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This Rakhi Bring A Pop Of Colour And A Whole Lot Of Panache To Your Outfits

By Architi Batra

Updated - Oct. 25, 2019 4 min read

The beginning of August rings in with a lot of pomp and show as it brings with itself a flood of festivities. And basically, a lot of festivals means a lot of new outfits that you'll have to come up with. We sincerely can feel the pain and hardship it requires to stand in front of your cupboards for long tiring minutes, even hours trying to come up with an outfit while you make your room an absolute mess in the process.


So, this Raksha Bandhan that kickstarts the festivities of 2019, have a happy and put together start by looking elegant and subtle without going over the top or bling laced with the help of this Rakhi Lookbook!


1. Stripe It Up

This season stripes have slowly crept in but have made a huge impact on the fashion market. It is a fashion print that basically looks good on everyone. Don't forget to match your stripes with stripes or basic color. You don't need to create a mess of your look by pairing stripes to another bold print. And always go for vertical stripes as they elongate your body and give you more height and shape as opposed to horizontal stripes that make you look broader. 

You could opt for stripes in pastel hues that look beautiful and are pleasing to the eyes in a matching set of crop top and skirt.
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Or you could also go for bold stripes paired with a subtle companion that gives you an edgy and powerful look. 
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2. Go Heavy On Print

Matching a bold print to another bold print can be a bit of a daunting task and we may always opt-out of it. But this is the time to take a risk and try something new. Pair your prints with other prints, for example, Polka Dots with Stripes and see the magic it creates. Your outfit will automatically become bolder, more stylish and class apart. Prints make a huge impact as opposed to basic plain colors, and if double the print, then double the impact for sure!
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3. Chikankari Dress

Chikankari is a very feminine Indian print that is very soothing and perfect in the hot summers of India. The cloth is breezy and comfortable as it easily allows air to pass through. For the festive vibe, it is the latest and most modest appeal which can be happily paired with statement boho jewelry and footwear depending on whether you want to dress down or up!  
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4. The Evergreen Maxi

In this day and age, Maxi's are a go-to look for everyone around no matter what their age is. Maxis are comfortable, light, flowy and just simply make for the perfect summer outfit. There is the widest possible range of Maxis that you can choose from in the market or online depending on whether you want to dress heavily or more to a feminine side. Pair it with the correct statement neckpiece or tassel earrings to complete your look. 
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5. Layer It With Ruffles

If your fashion game is more laid back and modern, then you should play on your layering game! You can change your whole outfit by simply layering it with peppy shrugs that are asymmetrical, have ruffles or are simply straight and basic in color. You can easily incorporate ruffles and shrugs to any outfit as basic as jeans and top and give it a modern new-age festive look!
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6. Reuse Your Old Basic Kurtas

You don't have the necessarily rush out to the market in search of new clothes for this festive season. On this Rakhi you simply make use of your old clothes, especially Kurtas by simply layering them with long shrugs that of course hide the fact that these Kurtas are old and give your outfit a smart edge over any basic Kurta you might wear. These Long Shrug outfits are definitely in for this Rakhi. 
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7. Dhoti Pants And Peplum Tops 

Don't give up on your fashion game just yet. Take risks and opt for something that you might not usually wear. An Indo-western outfit perfectly fits the mood of Raksha Bandhan and thus, on this day opt for a smart Dhoti pant set paired with a crisp peplum top and see your fashion game soar up by many points! Swipe through the pictures to see in how many ways you can pair this amazing piece of fashion.

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8. Replace Your Crop Tops With Kurtas

We pretty much know by now that crop tops go with everything and they have pretty much become a staple part of your fashion looks by now. This Rakhi lets do something different. Instead of reusing your favorite crop tops and blouses, opt for short kurtas that are either waist-length or thigh-length with long skirts, shararas or palazzos and see how it transforms your look to a more elegant and subtle one.

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Play with colors and opt for different silhouettes that are comfortable and perfect fit for your body shape and don't forget the essential art of layering! Happy Raksha Bandhan. 

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