Now that the month of fasting is almost coming to an end, you can’t wait to wear that fabulous Eid jora you’ve spent a month planning for. What can go wrong with the gorgeous you with reduced waistline and pumped up skin, you are all ready to fill the Instagram feed with your Eid selfies. But wait a minute…it’s not just the outfit, you need to take your style-quotient to the next level with some really amazing accessories, and remember less is more!
The Right Earrings
Earrings are a great way to compliment your look, make sure to use the one that flatters your face and define your features. While shoulder-sweeping statement earrings are the major fashion take away this year, choose the one that best suit your outfit style and the gathering. Pearls look wonderful on an oval face and contour the natural features beautifully, while drop earrings and long danglers like tassels that create an illusion of a longer face look stunning on round faces. Long, dangling earrings that feature eye catching elements, like diamonds and other precious gems work wonders for heart-shaped faces, think Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson.
Dainty Layered Necklaces
Try opting for delicate necklaces layered at different lengths this Eid. They look chic and you can easily do away with rest of the jewellery. Feel free to mix different styles and metals to create one look, for instance, piling three unexpected necklaces together for one ultimate look. When playing by length, make sure every piece should ends up lying neatly. That way, you can see each detail, rather than ending up with a bunch of jumbled charms.
Pro tip: Mixing weights between thinner and thicker chains will prevent tangling.
The minimalist metallic choker with a modern look is the ‘can’t miss it’ accessory this Eid. They look classy and sophisticated and add an instant oomph to your look. You can style them with light makeup and half up hairdo. Chokers can be layered too, especially when they’re variations of the same style. Mixed metal chokers are a great way to make your outfit pop. Pick a choker that coordinates with the neckline you are wearing, they look most flattering with sweetheart, round, strapless, scoop, square and V-necks.
Put a Ring on It
Put the finishing touches to your overall look with the right ring. Since a ring is a reflection of yourself, don’t restrict yourself with what’s trending. Cuffs and bands are always a savior, while cocktail rings with unique stones and unusual designs will bring the statement style on their own, skip them if you have to lend a hand in the kitchen or have to babysit your little nephew (fave aunts don’t take offs…sigh!).
With sweltering summer heat be very VERY careful with what you are going to do with your hair this Eid. Use trending bejeweled hair pieces to your advantage, but don’t overdo them. A halo headband that sits at the back of your head would look unique and angelic, use an embellished stylish claw, hair slides or a bun holder when your blow-dried glory is making way to sweat-drenched, irritable layers hanging about your head. Pretty yet functional!
Bangles and Bracelets
Is this even Eid without clinky colourful traditional glass bangles, adorned on gol tikka mehndi decorated hands – two must-haves for the festive season. If you aren’t a big fan of bangles, opt for bracelets, they look elegant and feminine. Pro tip: Your everyday bracelet is a big NO and so is anything bold, or chunky, they make your wrists look bigger. Instead opt for a dainty, metal gold chain, silver charm or a narrow open bangle for a classy look.
Khussas or Flats
Give high heels a break and slip in handcrafted embellished khussas, perfect funky footwear you need to get your Eid festivities on. They come in variety of styles: kohatis, kolapuri and Peshawaris with exquisite thread work details like kundan, zari, mukesh, tilla, thread work and net to choose from. If you aren’t a khussa person go for flat sandals, there’s a huge variety available in stores and online. Is there anything more comfortable than wearing open flat when you are walking around, meeting family and going places?