India is cram-full with cultural diversity, where each of its 29 states brings something of high-value to this cultural mish-mash. And although one could argue that traditions and festivals belonging to any one state are of utmost importance to that diaspora only, we like to believe that these are the very things that bring people together, regardless of the ardent state-lines that separate them.
Add to that the fact that every festival demands its people to dress in a certain way – granting us clothes-hoarding fashion lovers more reasons to shop. Which brings us to Onam, the latest celebration on the horizon that’s urging us to add a few much-needed sarees to our ethnic wardrobe. What’s not to like about women adorned in demure sarees in shades of white and gold, with traditional gold temple jewelry?
But should you want to add a contemporary spin to it, you have our nod of approval on that, too. Think swapping your good ol’ blouses with bold colored off-shoulder or cold shoulder ones, substituting heavy gold temple jewelry with sleek and chic statement accessories which bring more focus to the saree and moving toward a colour palette that’s not limited to cream only. You can complete the look with fresh mogra gajras and keep the makeup really low key and let the ethereal saree do the job.
If you’re looking for options to pick from, we have a perfect collection pf handpicked Onam-worthy sarees that you can choose! I know I want them, even though I own at least 3! What’s best, they’re fashionable without burning a hole in your pocket.
Begin your shopping with us. Happy Onam!