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Holi: Style guide for men

Published Mar 20, 2019, 1:17 pm IST
Updated Mar 20, 2019, 1:20 pm IST
The ultimate style guide for men to look their festive best this season.
Wear dark shade of jeans with a bright shade on top for the perfect cool casual look. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)
 Wear dark shade of jeans with a bright shade on top for the perfect cool casual look. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Mumbai: First ever jovial celebration of the year – Holi is around the corner and when it comes to festival fashion, people usually don old clothes that they don’t mind ruining with colour. While enjoying the gulal smear with friends and family, it’s imperative that you dress in comfortable yet fashionable clothes to enjoy the festive spirit. So, to not look shabby during your fancy Holi party, we’re here to offer men some fashion options to wear this Holi.

White Wash


Pairing white shirt/T-shirt with white pants or cut-offs is the classic fashion that will never go out of style. For a more chill and relaxed look, you can pair the outfit with a hat, preferably a thrifted one, to stand out from the rest. You can also explore floral print on this timeless pairing to look festive because botanical patterns always feel festive in India.

Classic Casual

Another classy outfit choice is wearing dark denims with a bright shade on top like a nice shade of blue or a sunny yellow. Smears of gulal on it by the end of Holi can be a fun look to pull off. It’s simple and goes with most parties that you might attend.


Laidback Look

In case you’re planning to not play with colours and just lounging at home this Holi, impress your family, friends while they visit with a relaxed look. A pair of shorts and a tee in the same shade can be paired with slip-ons and accessorised with a nice watch. Striking the perfect balance of comfort and style is something this option can be used for.

Ethnic Euphoria

What better way to dress up for a festival than to go full traditional. Subtle and loosely fitted kurta-pyjama in a light colour like beige with its traditional essence will make you look more rooted. Though, it doesn’t have to be too over the top, it can still have minimalistic embroidery to add a touch of festivity to the outfit. Also, you may carry a bandhani dupatta to complete this traditional look.


Indo-Western Leisure

It’s cool to sport Indian outfit with a twist. We suggest you to wear a kurta with a pair of jeans. It is best for those who don’t like to wear a full set kurta pyjama. Pair it with leather bracelets and don’t forget your glares when you’re outdoors. Badges with funky expressions add a dash of quirk to your attire as well as reflect your personality.

Goodbye Hugs

Loose fitted is the new fad! This Holi, make sure you don’t wear anything skin-hugging and clingy to avoid the clothes from body sticking after a water splash. It’s quite irritating to enjoy the festivity while adjusting your outfit all the time. Also, avoid flashy colours and over-whelming accessories because it’s a festival of colour and not an evening gathering.


It's a myth that you can't flaunt fashion on Holi but that of course, is probably the last time you'll be wearing that outfit. So, pick inexpensive or old items that are at the back of your cupboard. However, we know it won’t stop you to shop for this festival with such over-whelming options to choose from.

So, this Holi, don’t shy away from water and colours, open up your hearts and let Holi colour your life. Go out with full joy and get drenched in the tranquillity of vibrant colours, but don’t forget to play safe and with harmony.


*Disclaimer: This article has been contributed by Niharika Dubey, Stylist, PostFold. The opinions expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the author. The facts and opinions appearing in the article do not reflect the views of Deccan Chronicle, and Deccan Chronicle does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same.