Diwali is just around the corner and think about it, how will it look if you show up in a basic outfit for your Diwali party? The daadis and the aunties won’t be impressed for sure. You’ve got to up you game a bit, because hey, Diwali comes just once a year! Diwali dressing ideas can be rather tricky, we get it. So, if for some reason you’ve postponed your Diwali shopping and now you’re feeling the pressure of what to wear, here are a few last minute Diwali outfit ideas that you can follow to look your best on this auspicious occasion...

diwali dressing idea for men

We’re sure you have that old cotton/ linen shirt/kurta lying in your closet and if you think that’s useless, think again. You can pair a basic linen shirt or kurta with basic straight cut cotton pajamas which are easily available in stores. Accessorise the look with a watch and a pair of loafers, laceups or kolhapuris! Although this look seems like a very day look, it can work very well from day to night, so you don’t have to worry about changing from your morning pooja to your evening taash game! This look will do complete justice to the occasion and is a perfect mix of contemporary fashion and men’s traditional wear.

diwali outfit idea for men

A vest can completely transform your ethnic outfit and add a very cool quotient to it while not straying away from the traditional zone. So, this Diwali, buy yourself a variety of different coloured vests that range from darker, earthy hues to pastels. So even if you’re repeating your kurta pajama from last year, or probably borrowing it from your dad, the vests will add the right kind of variety you need in a Diwali outfit. Affordable, sustainable and doable! Isn’t this one of the most perfect last minute Diwali outfit ideas?

perfect last minute diwali dressing idea for men

If you wish to stay in your comfort zone and yet look all kinds of traditional, just pair up a casual, loose button up cotton shirt or a kurta with your favourite pair of jeans! Throw on a printed contrasting scarf and Kolhapuri chappals to ace the Indo-western game. This Diwali outfit idea is low maintenance and very easy to pull off. The perfect last minute fix!

last minute diwali dressing idea

Slipping into a pair of Jodhpuri pants is as comfortable as it can get! These easy pants can be tailor made but if you’re running out of time, they’re easily available online and you can get them on Diwali sale too, if you’re lucky. Pair any casual washed out linen shirt, a cotton shirt, a kurta or even a closed jacket with the Jodhpuris and you’re good to go. Complete the look with smart loafers. Definitely a stylist approved Diwali dressing idea!

Diwali dressing idea

We can't stop drooling over designer Gaurav Khanijo casually chilling in an all linen ensemble. This look can be a great last minute inspiration for your Diwali style. All you need to do is take a quick trip to your nearest linen store (we recommend Linen Club for its never ending variety and a wide range of stores across cities) and pick up linen separates to mix n match according to your style! Traditionalise the look with a smart pair of leather juttis and we’re sure it’ll make for an on point Diwali dressing idea for you!

Pathani suits for Diwali dressing

Pathani suits are super traditional, comfy and easy to find! Not just stores but also online, there’s a wide range available at your disposal! If you’re in a last minute fix and literally have no time to think, turn to the Pathani suit. It suits every body type and can be styled as you like - if you like the rugged look, opt for an all black Pathani suit, or solid colours at the most. If you fancy a very chilled out look, opt for muted or pastel shades.

Diwali dressing guide for men

Believe it or not, a small piece of jewellery can transform your entire outfit and especially, when your outfit it simple, it can add just the right kind of drama you need without overdoing it. So finish your basic Diwali ensemble with finger rings, a thin neck chain, or even a clip on ear stud will do the trick!

Diwali dressing for men

Traditional shoes can make even a modern outfit pass off as traditional, that’s the power these shoes possess! So no matter what you do about your outfit, don’t forget to pick up at least two pairs of men’s juttis or kolhapuris from the market. You can easily find these while street shopping so there’s absolutely no need to stress about the money!

We hope you take some inspiration from these Diwali dressing ideas and have a fashionable and Happy Diwali!

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