Inexpensive yet Trendy Diwali Outfit Ideas Using Pieces Already in your Closet

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With Diwali being just round the corner, we all want to get our festive glam on, right? While most of us may have spent last year and this year in our tees and pyjamas, the festive season is also a good time to dress up and look your fashionable best. If you’re being invited to card parties, office parties and pujas, you obviously want to don an Instagram-worthy outfit. Though it’s easy to walk into a designer store and pick up a few ethnic outfits, it can burn a hole in your pocket. Plus, most of us end up wearing these outfits only once or twice a year. Well, the good news is that this year you can make a stylish appearance at any Deepavali celebration without breaking the bank. All you’ve got to do is just refresh a few wardrobe staples, and you’ll be festive-ready in no time.  

In this blog, we will be discussing some chic Diwali outfit ideas that use existing pieces already in your closet. Besides this, we will also be giving you some recommendations for accessories to take the look up-a-notch and complete it.

5 Stylish Outfit Ideas to Look Glam this Diwali

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  • Style your Basic White Shirt with a Lehenga or Ethnic Skirt

Remember Anushka Sharma’s shirt and lehenga look from the film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil? Well, the film may have not done too well in the box office, but her one look from the movie was all over the ‘gram. We’re talking about her white shirt and lehenga look. If you’re wondering what you can wear on Diwali, we highly recommend this outfit.

All you need is a crisp, well-fitted white shirt which is already a wardrobe staple, and any ethnic lehenga or a multicoloured skirt. If you have a knotted shirt, even better. Just wear the top and bottom, put on some statement earrings, and you’re good to go. If you want to steal the show at your friend’s Diwali party, shop this gorgeous, multicoloured Kundan necklace from Jaypore.

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  • Slay your Saree with a Formal Blazer

Do you have to attend an office Diwali party? In that case, we have the perfect look for you. With the saree-blazer look, you can show all your colleagues what a boss lady you are. Also, this ensemble makes a great Indo-Western look. Raid your mum’s wardrobe for a pretty light-coloured or pastel saree and team it up with a contrast blazer. Since it gets quite nippy during Diwali, the look is also the perfect way to keep yourself warm.

You can finish the outfit with a statement necklace and a broad waist belt. This will also give you a slimming and even look. We’re in love with this Multi-Colour Floral Embellished Belt from Odette.

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  • Amp your Plain Kurta with a Heavy Banarasi Dupatta

It’s true that dupattas can enhance the look of any plain kurta. If you want to look effortlessly stylish on Diwali, choose any kurta from your wardrobe (preferably neutral coloured) and match it with a heavy Banarasi dupatta. Since it is made of several threads, it can make any outfit look regal. While you can take it normally like a dupatta, you can even drape it in a stylish way. Take inspiration from the video below.

Since a woven Banarasi dupatta is so heavy in itself, you can dress down on the jewellery. While simple earrings would do, you can accentuate the low neck of your kurta by wearing a statement choker neckpiece. Check out this Kundan choker necklace set by Yellow Chimes.

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  • Team a Western Pant Suit with a Belt & Sheer Dupatta

Remember the Indian bride who wore a pantsuit on her wedding day? While she carried it off effortlessly, she also made a very important style statement. If you’re a trendy fashionista who likes experimenting with Diwali outfits, you’re going to love this one. If you have a pantsuit in your closet, you can achieve this look in just a few minutes. Wear it like you’re supposed to, and seal the deal with this statement Sabyasachi Royal Bengal Tiger Logo Embellished Belt. If you’re a newlywed bride, you can even opt for a sheer dupatta on your head.

This kind of a Diwali outfit not just gives a sleek and modern look but is also easy to wear and carry, especially if you’re planning to juggle from one Diwali party to the other.

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  • Experiment with a Palazzo/Sharara/Dhoti & Cropped Top

If you’re someone who doesn’t like dressing up too much, fret not!

We all have umpteen number of palazzos and cropped tops in our closet, right? Believe it or not, you can turn it into the most relaxed and laid-back Diwali outfit.

If your idea of celebrating is chilling at home with loved ones or simply visiting a neighbour’s house for a card session, you’d love this outfit idea. Take any flowy palazzo, dhoti or sharara, and pair it with a nude full sleeves or sleeveless cropped top. If you have a brocade or ethnic cropped top, even better. That’s it, you’re ready. However, if you’re finding this look a tad bit too simple, you can turn it up a bit by draping a dupatta in a unique way.

Some ways of holding the dupatta include putting it around your neck or around your arms. You can even make pleats and drape it like a saree, and within no time you’ll be able to create a pant saree look.  

A useful rule of thumb that will help you enhance all these looks is having a couple of embellished belts and statement accessories handy. There are several options available online. If you’re looking for stylish outfit inspiration for Diwali or any other festival, you can even check the reels posted by top fashion bloggers including Masoom Minawala, Komal Pandey, Roshni Bhatia and Kritika Khurana.

What did you think of these super-simple yet fashionable Diwali outfit ideas?

If you do try any of the above-mentioned looks, tag us on Instagram @girlsbuzzindia.

Wishing all you fashionistas a happy and safe Diwali.

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