The Last Minute Guide you Need to Accessorize the Perfect Eid Look


April has been crazy busy this year; finals, graduation, work projects and of course Ramadan. To then plan ahead for Eid and put together the perfect festive outfit is no less than a mission itself. But it’s all fallen into place, hasn’t it? You found that matching dupatta to your kurta, probably even arranged an alternate outfit. It almost always comes together seamlessly despite the ‘chand raat’ panic attacks. But while outfits do end up getting checked off of our lists, accessories are a different ball game and often an afterthought. If you’re anything like one of us, chances are you will opt for your mom’s earrings and bracelet for a quick fixer-upper to your Eid look.

Let’s be honest though, accessories always make everything better! So, it’s important that you do it right this Eid. After all, who doesn’t want to be featured on all those ‘best-dressed lists’ that will take over our Instagram feeds for the next three days. Behold, our quick guide to help you level up your festive fashion game on Eid day; we aren’t letting you leave your house without those accessories!

1. A pair of traditional jhumkas and juttis together are bound to make even the simplest outfit stand out — be it a plain, loose-fitted kurta, a shalwar kameez or an anarkali.


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2. Lawn is usually a staple every Eid, given how decadent and fashion-forward the designs have become over the years. But with so many women opting for a lawn outfit, there is a dire need for one to bring their own sense of style to it, in order to stand apart from the crowd. A layered beaded necklace or a pearl string and some studs are always a good spin to add an extra dimension to the whole look.  


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3. Oxidize it! Nothing beats the old-world charm of oxidised antique jewellery. Be it an all-white cotton kurta or a dazzling, colourful lehenga, oxidized jewellery complements just about every desi outfit. 


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4. If you’re going for a solid, monochrome outfit, we suggest you focus on layering up some chunky ethnic necklaces to add a touch of royalty to your Eid look. You’re allowed to look into your mom’s jewellery box for this one.


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5. Did you choose a heavily embellished outfit this year? Please do, by all means! But we suggest you keep your accessories minimal. Wear some delicate studs or a pair of no-fuss earrings and maybe add a simple choker, at most.

6. You most definitely need a purse to carry all that hard-earned Eidi and your precious phone that you’ll probably be taking lots of Eid snaps from. Micro-purses are all the rage but if you really want to be distinct, there is the option of going for the good old, bejewelled potli. You can easily find these at desi markets or even on Amazon. Better yet, your mom’s bridal outfit probably came with one. Time to raid that old treasure trunk!


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7. Headpieces, or tikkas, are a must-have addition to a ponytail or hair down look if you’re wearing a sharara or a saree. Leave the necklace out and let your tikka be the shining star.


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8. Nothing looks, or for that matter, smells, better than a couple of fresh flowers in your hair. Opt for a sleek bun and add a gajra or a few white rosebuds to really make a fashion statement. Take a cue from B-town’s favourite fashionista, Alia Bhatt!


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9. Not quite the jewellery person? Find it a bit overwhelming for your taste? No worries! Let that hair do all the talking by adding an embellished, pearly barrette. Simple yet chic!

Let the style games begin! We’ll definitely be keeping an eye out tomorrow on who accessorized it best.

Photo courtesy of Shezda Afrin/Ayla Noor New York/Blossom Box Jewelry/Fuchsia Shoes

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