Celebrating India’s 69th Republic Day certainly deserves a bit more than just attending a flag hoisting ceremony or catching the parade telecast live on TV or watching a patriotic movie. Wearing the colors of your country and adding your own unique touch to it, is one of the most exciting ways to show your love for the country on this special day. Stand out in these proud and symbolic hues, but add your own twist to typical desi looks, and make this Republic day even more special!
Fusion for men
Want a fuss-free, easy-breezy look for Republic Day? Nothing can be easier than throwing on a dark green or a rust Nehru jacket over a crisp white shirt and blue denims. You could even switch the denims for a pair of chinos or beige trousers, depending upon the formality of the event. Add your own style statement with a block-printed pocket square with the jacket, and finish the look with a smart multifunction watch.
Desi with a twist
Girls, this Republic Day, put your own fusion twist to Indian looks. Instead of a typical kurta-palazzo combo, pair up a tank top, printed scarf with a flared palazzo or a long skirt for a head-turning outfit. You could go for all tri-colors or add hints of the patriotic hues here and there. Stacked-up wooden bangles, beaded jhumkas, tasselled necklaces or even embroidered mojris are a great way of adding pops of orange or green to your ensembles.
Guys, go Indian
A kurta-pyajama outfit is a great way of wearing your ethnicity on Republic Day, but you can take it way further with a kurta-dhoti ensemble too if you are feeling adventurous! You could go for a white kurta, jazz it up with some tri-colored pins, pair it with a pyjama or dhoti and complete the look with green or rust suede loafers. If you want to make a personal style statement, then you can also go for green-hued sunglasses that’ll add some swag to your desi look!
Women, wear your style
If you are apprehensive about sporting western outfits on Republic Day, then it’s time to shrug off all those dilemmas! It’s all about wearing your own style on this special day, so put your own twist to even western looks to stand out in the R-Day crowd. You could go for an all-white co-ord set – maybe a lacy top-skirt affair or maybe a cotton crop top & cigarette pants combo. Accessorize it using a new take on the patriotic colors such as a pair of rust strappy heels or maybe an olive shrug. You could even go for a fanny pack in any of the three ‘Indian’ colors to put your own spin on the Republic Day style story!
So, this Republic day, dress up in the nation’s colors, look your very best and do remember why we celebrate this particular day. All of us are taught about it in school, but growing up, it goes to the back of our minds. So, respect the notion, dig into your wardrobes for the whites, oranges and greens, and have a patriotic day ahead!