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This article is especially dedicated to all office-goers. Getting ready for office Diwali party can be cumbersome. Sometimes, you will end up overdoing or under doing your makeup whereas there will be times when you will end up messing up with the outfit. Even on days of Diwali celebration when you find yourself tied up at the office, there is a way for you to look worth a million dollars. In this article, I have jotted down an exhaustive list of both makeup and outfit tips to make your Diwali celebrations at office a grand success. Keep reading to know more.
1. Go for Ethnic Wear:
Diwali is that time of the year when we all show some love to traditional ensembles. Throughout the year, ladies go to office in mostly formal and semi-formal stuff. So, for your Diwali parties in office pick some ethnic ensemble like Anarkalis, Nice Embroidered Kurtis and palazzos, Embellished sarees. Wearing lehengas for office parties may look over the top, so it is better to skip that.
2. Choose Bright Shades:
This time of the year is perfect to embrace brightness and happiness in your life. So, you can choose outfits that have bright shades of pinks, corals, yellow, green and turquoise. They reflect joy and excitement but also keep in mind not to overdo while dressing up.
3. Keep it Simple and Chic:
For your Diwali party looks in office, you will surely not choose something that looks overstated. It is safe to keep things subtle and somber with lighter hues of white, cream or beige. For example, a white Kurti with a palazzo paired with silver jewelry looks extremely elegant yet fashionable. You can wear stunning silver metallic sandals with such looks.
4. The Best Bet:
If you feel comfy wearing a saree, then the best bet is to adorn yourself in a saree for your office Diwali parties. A saree always looks gorgeous on Indian women. Choose some eye-catching saree that has a nice colour combination to it, don’t pick something looks over the top and not fit for office wear. Wearing something that has golden embroidery or thread work in it fits right into the workplace and also matches with the festive theme. You can also try light chiffon or pastel shade sarees because that fits right into the workplace. Choose fabrics which suit your body type. Also add a piece or two of jewelry to complete the look.
5. Indo-Western Combo:
If you want to add a flavor of uniqueness to your outfit, then the best deal is to pair up both Indian and Western Cultures and create a fusion look. A slit kurti or a printed maxi jacket over a kurti is the perfect choice for this festive season. You can pair such looks with palazzos or well-tailored pants. Sometimes, pairing a skirt with a short kurti also looks amazing. The idea is to pick something that fits well. Finish this look with wedges or platform heels and you are set for your office party.
6. The Quintessential Anarkali Suit:
This season, bid a farewell to traditional salwars and add amp up your style game with beautiful anarkali suits. You can choose something with a gold brocade border. An-empire line will accentuate your bust and stream line your torso. Anarkalis are also comfortable for dancing, so it is easily wearable for your office parties. These days, Anarkali suits are available in different cuts and colours. So, pick the one that suits your skin tone and accentuates your best features if you want to look great for a Diwali party.
7. The Kurti Look:
It is impossible to ignore Kurti when it comes to choosing ethnic wear. Kurtis are such a masterpiece that leaves a stylish impression for any party. For office wear, kurtis are one of the most preferred outfits. Try some stunning design dedicated with silk embroidery or floral patchwork. You can also go for kurtihaving brocade and gold print. Always go for knee length kurti as they look the best. You can finish these looks with well-fit tailored pants, palazzos and you are set to rock!
To keep things simple and chic, it is the best to opt for simple metallic heels or jutis for your office Diwali party. Don’t wear sandals that are too much decorated with stones or beads as such footwear doesn’t goes well with workplace looks. You can also pick wedge heels for office looks.
Styling accessories that is fit for your workplace has to be done carefully. You cannot wear heavy necklaces to office even when it is meant for the Diwali parties. It is best to keep things simple and elegant. You can definitely choose traditional jewelry for your workplace look but in that case, keep it limited to wearing big earrings or jhumkas. Skip the necklace part. You can at most wear some finger ring to accentuate your look. Embroidered handbags, belts, clutches and potlis are also good add-ons.
10. Plan Things Meticulously:
Give enough time deciding on your choice of clothes and the overall look. Accordingly do your makeup. If you plan to wear a blingy outfit, keep your makeup simple and vice versa. Don’t plan things as if you look like going to a disco party.
With the outfit game sorted for your office looks, the next important thing to prepare you for your office parties is the makeup.
1. Application of Face Primer:
Office party means fun filled sessions, dancing, and night long entertainment. There are chances of your makeup melting down and smudging your face. Invest in a good face primer which helps to create a smooth texture and also extends the staying hour of your makeup. You can also make it a point to buy long staying products.
2. Say NO to Heavy or Glittery Makeup:
Wearing heavy or glittery makeup to the workplace is a big no!! It not only makes you look like a glitter factory but such looks are highly unfit for formal workplaces. The best deal is to keep things subtle and understated and still look gorgeous.
3. Keep it Minimal:
While doing makeup, don’t do bright and bold shades for both lips and eyes. Suppose you are wearing some dark lip colour to office, then keep the eye makeup simple with just kajaal and vice-versa. On the other hand if your eye-makeup is heavy, then use some light lip colours like pink, for the perfect pout. You can also just put lip gloss and leave it as it is. Focus just on one facial feature, if you are going dramatic or bold on eyes, then keep rest of the makeup toned down by keeping it simple. Similarly, if you want bold lips, play down on the cheeks and eyes.
4. Soft and Subtle Eye Makeup:
Since it is an office party, you would like to go for too pronounced eye makeup. Instead, take an easy route with matte brown liner and a smudge brush. Apply it in thick strokes over your lash lines and lower waterlines, then smudge it with the brush. You’ll have a smolder to die for with barely any effort. You can also simply apply kajal in thick strokes.
5. Flaunt the Diwali like Glow:
Fake a glow by applying a powder highlighter just in the right areas. Highlighter should be applied where the light hits on the face naturally and do not forget that a little product goes a long way. To keep things simple, a powder highlighter is preferable as cream highlighters look way too bold for formal events.
6. Go for Soft Contouring:
If you love contouring your face, do not go too harsh over it. In order to keep things understated, use powder contouring products. This will give a mild contouring effect but will suit help to define your facial features better.
7. Put Some Blush:
A simple hack to stun at your office Diwali bash is a touch of colour. If you don’t like too much of highlighting and contouring action on your face, then just put a natural flush of colour on the cheeks. Go for a powder based blush that suits your skin tone but do not opt for darker shades of blush. Apply it on the apples of your cheeks. Blend it well.You will get a subtle tint of colour on the cheeks in a jiffy!!
8. Give Your Lashes Some Love:
If you’re ready to go big with your eye makeup this Diwali, then choose a coloured mascara. Just a few swipes of a burgundy or electric blue one will give your eyes a little more glam.
9. The Complete Neutral Look:
Some women don’t like to wear bright colours for their makeup. They mostly prefer to keep the makeup neutral for office looks. Creating a nude makeup look with just 2 colours or wearing light pastel shades of pink or peach on the eyes will add a tint of freshness to the face. Along with that, use some light coloured lipstick on the lips and the cheeks to complete the look.
10. Tone Down your Lip Game:
Your lip makeup game for your office bash should not be too bold. Keep it light and sober. You can either put on some gloss or play with lighter shades of pinks, corals or nudes for the perfect pout.
11. Wear a Bindi: No festive occasion makeup looks complete without a bindi. Indian girls can flaunt their gorgeous selves in a bindi, so, don’t forget to wear one for your Diwali looks.
I hope you are now sorted with your Diwali look for the office. Do try them out and embrace your beautiful selves.
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