Expressing yourself through your clothes should be the motive. One doesn’t really ever need a reason to dress up but in some cases, dressing up to the occasion can be challenging.
If you’re uncertain about what to wear this Republic Day? Then this article will help you guide your way to the perfect outfit that illustrates you. There are numerous options of various kinds and to fit different kinds of personalities and make a style statement. Outfits to be worn on Republic Day are not just restricted to plain old whites any more.

  1. Choose your color:
    It is not necessary to wear all the three colours at one go. Pick either one of them, pair and layer them with neutrals or lights. If colour coordinating doesn’t come very easy to you, you could always choose to wear denims since they tend to go with almost everything
  2. Choose your colour
    Choose your colour

    And if mixing colours is your thing, they can be done in this manner or so:
    Mixing colours
    Mixing colours

    Colour combinations
    Colour combinations

    Choose any two colours from tricolour
    Choose any two colours from tricolour

    Green and orange tunic
    Green and orange tunic

  3. Tone down the brightness and intensity of the colours by wearing pastel shades of green and orange. On this day, it would stand out rather than blend in
    Pastels
    Pastels

    It is also interesting to pair duller shades of colours such as a dull, soft almost pastel) orange jacket with a white dress. It’s a refined and tastefully put together a garment
  4. No color, Just Accessorise:
    Tri-colour accessories
    Tri-colour accessories

    It’s one thing to pick a single color from the tricolored flag but another to not choose a color from it at all. Wearing light pastels, or certain neutrals all over can also be considered an outfit apt for the day. How is that festive, one might ask? The key is to accessorize. Your accessories are the elements that bring in the feel of Republic Day. It could be a handbag, a brooch, a pair of sunglasses or even a watch.
  5. Jewelry pieces like this can be paired with a monochrome outfit
    Jewelry pieces like this can be paired with a monochrome outfit
  6. Print:
    Printed stole
    Printed stole

    Wearing an orange printed dress (for example) for republic day is very quirky and individualistic. It could definitely be a conversation starter. Playing with prints and not just with colours and silhouettes can produce a fascinating outcome. You could get busy with alluring and dizzy print or print style. Here are some examples:
  7. The twist is that it’s casual, flow-y and floral printed but still festive.
    The twist is that it’s casual, flow-y and floral printed but still festive.
  8. All white:
    All white
    All white

    Wearing an all white outfit is simple, classic and chic and can be pulled off sophisticatedly. To keep your ensemble from looking like a dull dud, play with shades of white (such as ivory over off-white). Another thing to keep in mind is to play with different kinds of texture. When monochrome is involved, layers of varied texture can add an element of curiosity and playfulness. Adding neutral shades of accessories and shoes will perfectly blend in with the look.
  9. Forget me not:
    True Blue Indian
    True Blue Indian

    When it comes to Republic Day, more often than most, all the clothes revolve round the tricoloured flag. Blue is always an undermined color and seems to be less important in dressing styles than the rest of the colours. This year, by adding blue or by being blue on this day, you could be the highlight if styled correctly.
Don’t:
  • It is festive to exemplify your style but the biggest ‘don’t’ would be to pair all the three colours of the Indian flag with speckles of blue. We woluld see painted faces and appreciate it but putting all the three colours boldly is fashion blunder< /b>. It’s over done and it’s out there.
  • Instead of being deliberate, subtlety should be adopted, which is giving off a spirit of the festival but still maintaining a low key. For example: Instead of choosing to wear a white kurti, green patiala and an orange dupatta, you could go single bold color and accessorize heavily.

One can as easily wear a sari or a kurta suit as one could wear a dress or denims on Republic Day.
The points above are techniques to guide styles that can be pulled off for any silhouettes for both men and women. So allure people with different techniques of dressing up that coordinates with your personal taste on Republic Day.

Published by Akshita Masrani

Akshita Masrani is a 20 year-old fashion design student from Mumbai studying in NIFT. She likes her things quirky and esoteric. She is generally all smiles and goes along with whatever rocks her boat, unless it’s rocking over the red sea. She likes reading theories about space science, petting random animals, especially cats and writes once in a while to organize her never ending thoughts. Music has a heavy influence in her life and she is a Coldplay-er at heart.

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