Mumbai: As our nation grows from strength to strength, ushering a new age of growth and unity. Let’s celebrate our rich ethnicity with pride as we hoist the tricolour. 

So, if you wanted to give the usual tricolour dressing a test this year, Narendra Kumar, creative director at Amazon Fashion gives you styling tips to give your wardrobe a patriotic spin for this year’s celebration.

Keeping it simple with kurtas 
You cannot go wrong with a gorgeous Khadi kurta. The comfortable cotton kurtas are fuss-free, easy to wear and easy to style. Opt for the beautiful self-embroidery, button-down collared kurta or the trending printed kurta jacket that can be layered, depending on your preference. You can wear these with pyjamas or churidar. For a more casual look, wear a short kurta with a pair of jeans.


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A political style statement
Nehru and Modi jackets will never run out of style. Also known as bandis, these jackets are easy to wear and add a hint of sophistication to an otherwise mundane outfit. For women, jackets with coloured embroidery, glass work and other embellishments can be matched with a solid kurta and minimal accessories. Keep your outfit plain and let the jacket be the colourfull highlight. Men can definitely opt for contrast shades or a tone on tone outfit. 


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Bag your fervour 
Phulkari dupattas to handcrafted bracelets, every state of India has an artistic accessory to rep. Indigenous accessories that represent our artisanal excellence and high-end craftsmanship can make your outfit come alive.  Women can opt for totes, clutches, earrings and bracelet. Men shouldn’t shy away from accessorizing either. For your outfit opt for pocket squares and brooches, additionally add oxidized bracelets or pendants that best define your persona. Beads, meenakari and organic fabrics are a definite winner


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Dupattas and stoles   
For women, bright coloured dupattas and stoles can be worn with salwar suits or even kurtis. It will give an elegant touch to your outfit and can be draped in different ways. For men, stoles have been trending high all of the winter festive seasons. Go ahead and take your pick to break the monotony. Shawls are a great option too especially if you are planning to step out for a flag hoisting ceremony in the early morning hours. Opt for jacquard weaves and khadi silk fabric to complete the look. 


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Ethnic Footwear
Complete the ensemble with a pair of comfortable ethnic footwear to leave no stone unturned while revelling in the spirit of patriotism. Kolhapur and jutt is for women in varied styles will complement your outfit seamlessly. Men can additionally opt for Rajasthani style jute chappals or even leather juttis / mojaris to complement your outfit. Ensure the footwear is comfortable to help you last the day. 

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