It’s that time of the year when everyone is eagerly waiting for Maa Durga. By everyone, I mean Bengalis and people like me. My cheeks are flushed in exhilaration because Durga Pujo is almost here. Can’t wait for the city to light up with cheerfulness and embellishments. This is my favourite time of the year since I was a kid. Not just because our school was shut for long also because this was the time when we would go out shopping other than my birthday obviously. Our entire gang would literally gang-up in the nearest pandal and chill. We actually do that even now. I understand that the rest of India also celebrates Durga Puja but there is something about how Bengalis celebrate the arrival of Goddess Durga. Durga Maa basically brings everyone together for four days of fun and happiness. The food, the people, and the dhak! It’s not just a festival that we celebrate, IT’S AN EMOTION!
Apart from the cultural rituals and the evening festivities, another thing I look forward to is the fashion. The deep cut blouses with quirky sarees and dresses are striking and trendy. Everyone adds glamour to the already decked up festival and make a style statement like never before. It’s the fashion season when everyone wants to surf the internet and run around malls to buy arresting outfits. I have done that too! It’s an annual festival that lets everyone flaunt their style and make head turns. This is also where you will find those trending outfits from fashion weeks and the runway. All the reputed fashion designers and brands would have started preparing for Durga Pujo two months prior to the festival. All the brands are up with their special festive offers and deals to be competitive. Well, it’s all about “Kota Jama Holo?” (Translation – How many clothes did you buy so far?). Usually, women and men wear Indian wear during the day because of the rituals and change into western wear according to the situation and time.
Keeping that in mind, I decided to curate something for Durga Pujo. I am planning to go all retro and ultra modern this season with big bindis and bold statement accessories. Also, I have realized that fusion is my thing. In this post, I have layered this simple yellow uppadu silk saree with a spaghetti top and a tailor-made shrug. Instead of tying my saree the usual way, I started with wide pleats and wrapped the pallu around my neck. I wore the saree on a pink long slit skirt with my favorite black boots. This is one of the ways you can style it. You will be surprised to know the number of ways in which you can wear a saree.
Since festivals are all about vibrant colors, I decided to do some color blocking with the saree. What do you think about this outfit?
Photography – Kslenscapes
Outfit Details –
Saree – Kalanjali
Boots – Forever21
Top – Forever21
Shrug – Tailor Made
Be dramatic and go glam this Durga Pujo!
Location Courtesy – The Courtyard House