If you flip through Facebook albums, Instagram albums all the other social media albums you’ve collated over the years, you can see the kurta haunting and taunting you. That’s literally the only kind of outfit you’ve every worn on festive occasions. Best friend’s wedding ceremony? Kurta. Your sister’s engagement? Kurta again. Diwali lunch at work? The damned kurta.

Instead of going back to your wardrobe to look for something other than the kurta, it is time you invested in newer and different options. Here are some of the options you can go on a shopping haul for. They’re worth it.

Longlines with casual pants

Longlines has been having its fair share of spotlight from the past few months and rightly so. So keeping up with this trend will be easy as pie. Pair with your everyday pants and kolhapuris.

Festive printed shirts with chinos

As mentioned in an earlier post, shirts are potentially the new kurta. It’s all about reinventing the existing. So take your pick from festive printed shirts that are vibrant enough not to blind someone.


The kurta may have come into play in this combination but the real winner here is the open-buttoned long jacket. Wear your usual kurta-pyjama along with a nice long ethnic jacket. Exhibit A: Kunal Khemu



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Shirt with pleated trousers

Let actor and style maverick Ayushmann Khurrana demonstrate the versatility of this option.



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