Apparel, Footwear & Beauty! Ladies, Here's An Ultimate Festive Shopping Guide
Sequined & Embroidered Block Heels Detail Cream Kolhapuris
This pair of kolhapuris from Sole House are our sole-mates, and for a reason. We're completely digging the sequins and embroidery work on them. Made from faux leather, this is quite a versatile pair because the colour can go with everything — from ethnic wear to western wear. And what's not to love? It's hand-embroidered too.
To check out our guide on the best kolhapuri chappal brands, go here.
Contrast Center Panel Floral Embroidered Charcoal Kurta
Minimalistic, artisanal, and a class apart — Tokree Jaipur's pieces deserve a place of their own. Our next pick is this Floral Embroidered Charcoal Kurta that comes with a contrast center panel. Made from 100 per cent cotton, this kurta features cuffed sleeves, and it can be paired with a golden-coloured dupatta for a complete look.
Satin Matte Lipstick: Red Model
What's a festival without a bright red lipstick, amirite? We've got a thing for Disguise Cosmetics because it's vegan, free from animal-based fats and oils, and long-lasting. Their satin matte lipsticks are creamy and stay put even through long lunches — yup, that's a score! We recommend checking out this Red Model which is highly-pigmented, obviously waterproof, and loaded with the goodness of almond oil, avocado, jojoba oil, and Argan oil.
Powder Blue Criss-Cross Handblock Printed Anarkali Kurta With White Palazzo Set
In all honesty, Tjori is one brand that's consistent when it comes to quality and design. So Bohemian and yet minimalistic — their pieces are soft against the skin and great for the summers. Our pick from this brand has to be this Criss-Cross Handblock Printed Anarkali Kurta Set that comes with a white palazzo and dupatta. Handcrafted in cotton, this piece comes in powder blue colour, and we like that the dupatta is in a contrast colour. To check out everything else that Tjori offers, go here.
Gota Patti Detail Kurta & Palazzo With Dupatta Set
Ruffle Detail Solid Cotton Mul Saree
Suta's ruffled sarees have our heart, and this solid cotton saree is made from eco-friendly yarn. Great for summers, this mul mul saree is tender against our skin. But if you thought that's what made it a keeper, wait till we tell you it comes in plenty of colours. Pair this with a cotton blouse or an embellished blouse based on your mood. While you're at it, check out our list of the best saree blouses that'll go with most sarees.
Hand Embroidered Floral Denim Vegan Mules
Comfortable and every bit Instagram-worthy — these denim vegan mules from The Tassle Life are worth buying! Why? Well, two reasons: versatility (they'll go well with ethnic and western wear) and handcrafted. This brand is known for its artisanal, handcrafted pieces that are made utilising traditional and ethnic heritage. So, if you're looking for footwear with some legacy, this pair has to be it.
Floral Embroidered Yoke Detail Green Pleated Dress
Sustainable brand Monk & Mei works with diverse Indian master-jis, stylists, tailors, and designers. In all honesty, the diversity shows in the brand's outfits and our pick from this brand is this Floral Embroidered Yoke Detail Green Pleated Dress. Made from cotton, this long dress has a flowing flair, and that's the best part about the dress.
Abstract Shaped Drop Earrings
Festivals are incomplete without jewellery, and if you're looking for minimal jewellery — check out this pair of Abstract Shaped Drop Earrings from Dhora. These handcrafted earrings are made from brass and its design is quite attractive. So much that you'd want to wear it with dresses, sarees, and even tops. Want to check which Indian brands are doing minimalistic jewellery? Check out this list.
Chambray Chikankari Kaftan
Looking for something simple? This Chambray Chikankari Kaftan is your answer. It comes in two colours, and it's made from cotton. The chikankari craft is handmade, comfortable, and works wonders as summer wear. Sufia is also one of the best chikankari labels in India and they do pleasant colours like whites, baby blues, yellows, and baby pinks. While you're at it, check out the other kurtas this label crafts.
Pink Brocade Kurta, Dupatta & Bottom Set
Samantha Akkineni's very own Saaki does beautiful ethnic wear and if you've been meaning to get something in brocade, let it be this Pink Brocade Kurta, Dupatta & Bottom Set. Made from cotton, this set features Benarasi weaves and a traditional combination of florals and checks. The contrast colour of the pants lends an interesting look to the entire outfit.
For more deets on how to dress up like Samantha Akkineni, go here.
You might argue love at first sight is a myth but we'll say wait till you look at this Royal Choker from Creyons by Mansi. This handcrafted brass choker is as regal as it can get. Just as the name suggests. This will go well with the ruffled saree from Suta that we picked or even the kurtas that we chose.
Solid Choli With Tie & Dye Lehenga & Dupatta Set
Obviously, we've kept the best for the last! Ambiya's Solid Choli With Tie & Dye Lehenga & Dupatta Set is so stunning that we cannot take our eyes off it. Made from cotton, this piece is handcrafted; also, it's free size and it can fit upto 40-size waist. We recommend pairing this lehenga set with statement jewellery.