It’s that time of the year again. When the festive season inches to a start. The next big celebration on the calendar is Rakhi. And while opulent dinner parties may be replaced by intimate gatherings this year, that still doesn’t take away from the festive cheer in the air. If you are prepping your wardrobe for Rakhi this year, we have some ideas for you.
The occasion calls for breezy occasion wear – not the kind of OTT looks you’d reach out for a wedding, but definitely a little more dressed up than what you’d wear to a puja. The in-between can be a tricky place for some. Our advice? The Rakhi favourite fallback look is the kurta set — it’s elegant, simple and fuss-free; thus checking all the right boxes. Start your search with a classic A-line kurta set with light embroidery and tailored trousers, such as ones from Varq by Varun Nidhika, to do your bidding.
If you’re in the mood to experiment, Mulmul presents many iterations of the traditional kurta. Fit-and-flare styles with roomy palazzos, overlapping jackets with shararas and more in soft colours that can be accessorised with diamonds and oxidised jewellery alike.
Thought ivory isn’t for festive celebrations? Gulabo by Abu Sandeep will change your mind. A gota stripe churi sleeve kurta shirt with matching trousers leave room for coloured accessories.
For a traditional touch, Anita Dongre‘s printed maxi kurtas are a winning choice — style them with juttis and a contrasting print scarf.
Our edit includes not just options for your wardrobe, but rakhi and gift options as well. Simple to more quirky, there is a lot to choose from.
Shop the Rakhi edit on Aashni + Co here.