By Kavya Singh

Diwali week is here and you’ve still not had the time to plan your look for the festivities? Here’s a quick guide for putting your festive look together with minimum effort.

1) Don the traditional look

You will never go wrong with a Jodhpuri (bandhgala) or a kurta-churidar combo. If you go for the latter, wrap a stole casually around your neck for effect. Want something more traditional? Try the dhoti-kurta. Ethnic looking, layered, ready-made dhotis with elastic bands have flooded the market. They are no-fuss, easy to carry and will make you stand out.

Dhoti-Kurta

Source: Jabong

2) Do the fusion

Team up a kurta (preferably knee length) with a pair of well-fitting denims and slip on a Nehru jacket. If you can’t find a kurta handy, wear a chic shirt along with the half-jacket. Brightly coloured half-jackets look awesome with blue or black denims!

Nehru-jacket

Source: Yell Clubwear

3) Groom your hair

Never make the mistake of stepping out in great clothes and hair looking like a bird’s nest. Shave, wash your hair with a fragrant shampoo and style it with no more than a drop of gel. If you are a supporter of No-Shave November like us, all the more reason to groom your hair!

Groomed Hair

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4) Wash and moisturize

Don’t underestimate the power of a sparkling face and clean hands with neatly trimmed nails. With a good face wash and some moisturizer that make your skin soft and supple, you can ditch the salon clean-up. Easy, right?

Face-Wash

Source: The Man Company

5) Accessorize

Give your work shoes a break and go for a pair of traditional jootis or Kolhapuri chappals. Add a silk pocket square, strap on a nice watch, dab on a light fragrance and you are sorted. Let the festivities roll!

Jootis

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