There can be no other hue as beautiful as the tricolors: Saffron indicates the irrepressible courage and strength of the nation, white stands for peace and truth — values that India has always been known for; green epitomizes the fertility and growth of our land and its syncretism. Teamed together, they make a country as unique as ours. If you want to pay a tribute to these colors in a subtle yet striking way, here’s some easy inspiration. We have put together simple-to-achieve looks that will make sure that you make a head-turning statement as you celebrate your love for India.
Turban, the most regal looking headgear stands for the courage and dignity for Sikh men. International fashion legends have drawn inspiration from Sikh chic and even the most fashion-forward men in Bollywood have vouched for Sardar swag. Invoke the warrior in you with this elegant tricolor turban, this Independence Day. Pair this tie-dye turban with an indigo-colored shawl.
You can include the tricolor by wearing flowers in your hair. Rather than going for the cliché flowers-in-the-bun look, experiment by pinning them up behind the ear, with your hair neatly pulled back. White carnations with orange roses make for the perfect combo. Complete the look with green leaves. Keep the makeup nude with soft eyes, a touch of mascara, a dewy base and a hint of gloss on your lips. You’re ready to give a stylish, striking tribute to the tricolor.
Instead of wearing tricolor outfits, incorporate the colors into your makeup. Go for bold green broken eyeliner teamed with pop orange lip color. Add a dash of white highlighter on the cupid bow and the inner corner of your eye. An elegant brown Pashtun cap completes the look.
A green one-shoulder kaftan can be teamed with quirky saffron, white and green makeup. Give a refreshing, contemporary spin to your look with bold white geometric eyeliner teamed with dual lips.
For men with a full-grown beard, it is time to get experimental and give a hint of the tricolor with body paint. Use a ruler so that all the colors are spread in equal proportion. Wear a black outfit so that the saffron, green and white on the beard are visible in all their glory. Here, our model wears a black jumpsuit with a patchwork.
Time to borrow something from your brother or boyfriend’s wardrobe. An oversized kurta and tri-color turban will make for a trendy statement. Keep a few of the top buttons open and add on a layered neckpiece. Make sure you keep the makeup minimal.