Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Fashion Tips for this Diwali!

We all await Diwali - for the fun, food, family time and obviously the chance to buy new clothes!
Here are some styling tips for this Diwali! 

1. Go Colourful: 
When you go for ethnic clothing, don’t go for the plain stuff. Pick up colorful clothes with prints that are in style. If you prefer classic shades, then go for traditional motifs.  Go for traditional jewelry with this getup but give a little twist by sporting single pieces like maang tikas or heavy bangles and waist bands.

Bangles are best when paired with traditional ethnic clothing. Go for colourful or classic gold/ silver bangles. 
Clutches- Box clutches look absolutely classy and look perfect for both ethnic and western clothing. This Diwali buy yourself a nice compact clutch that looks perfect with your outfit. 
Jewelry- Bold statement necklaces look absolutely stunning with ethnic wear. If your ethnic wear already has a busy neck pattern, then go for simple a simple chain and pair it with heavy earrings.
Footwear – The most essential piece of attire is your footwear. There are a wide range of options starting from simple kolhapuris to trendy gold pumps. Go for comfortable and matching footwear.


3. Different clothing options for this Diwali:
-You can go for flared skirts with a pretty ethnic top. You can also go for crop tops and a jacket as its trending currently. Team it with a lot of bangles and other accessories. Try neon shades or other bright shades such as gold, silver & red. If you prefer lighter colors, go for hues such as peach, pink and light blue.
- Go for anarkali suits/ Full length anarkalis because they are in trend for this celebratory season! Try unusual necklines and patterns for a chic look.
- Saree is one of the most favorite garments worn by Indian women. This festive season, is the perfect time to go for nice and classy silk sarees. If you prefer simpler sarees then go for fabrics like cotton and pair it with embroided blouse and fine traditional jewelry.

Experiment with clothing this festive season and to find a extensive range of ethnic clothing for this Diwali visit one of our stores or log on to www.pothys.com

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Colours of Navratri

Navratri is one of the most auspicious and widely celebrated Indian festivals. Navratri begins with Mahalaya- the homecoming of Goddess Durga, the following nine days are to worship her avatars. The word Navratri means 'Nine Nights' in Sanskrit.  
Each day has its own significance and thus has a dedicated color, which if worn is considered to bring an auspicious outcome.  Navratri is celebrated all over India, but in different ways.
In North of India Navratri is celebrated with much religious fervor. People tend to fast and worship every day. In Western India Navratri is one of the main festivals. People from all over the area gather to an open place and celebrate the festival by performing the famous Garba dance along with Dandiya-Raas dance. 
In South India, people set up steps and place idols on them, which is known as Golu. They also make special dishes every single day to celebrate. In Kerala three days Ashtami, Navami and Vijaya Dashami are celebrated as Saraswati Puja and books are worshipped. 
Here are the different auspicious colours of Navratri!

1. Red: The most traditional colour which is believed to be an auspicious colour for occasions like marriages, pujas, festivals etc. The colour represent action, vigour and the warmth to get ready for a festival. 

2. Blue: This gorgeous colour represent stable mind, bravery, depth of character and intelligence.

3. Yellow: On most auspicious occasions yellow colour is either worn or yellow colored food is prepared to invite positivity. This colour stands for hope, happiness and is also believed to keep negativity at bay.

4. Green: The colour of nature is associated with growth, fertility and freshness. It also represents hope, new beginnings, new harvest and calmness.

5. Grey: This colour has a deep significance in spirituality. It symbolizes peace, serenity and bravery.

6. Orange:  A sacred colour in Hinduism is orange as it represents fire. The impurities are burnt by fire in order to give purity is the reason behind why this colour is a sacred one!

7. White: White contains an equal balance of all the colors of the spectrum and it is believed to be the colour of perfection. The meaning of white is purity, wholeness and innocence. 

8. Pink: A combination of red and white, pink represents compassion, nurturing and love. Pink calms and reassures emotional energies.

9. Purple: This colour relates to the imagination and spirituality. Purple is believed to assist those who seek the meaning of life and spiritual fulfillment.

For a wide range of colour options you can drop into our store or visit www.pothys.com

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Care for your saree this monsoon

It’s that season of the year.Unlike summer, clothes need extra care during monsoon season. Different sarees need different care, but on a general note follow these:

• Don’t let a saree dry outdoors for a prolonged period of time. The dampness in the air during this season can form fungus and moulds on it.

• Never hang sarees on iron hangers or wires as these tend to rust when there is moisture in the air.

• Make sure the place where you store it is dry and not exposed to the moist air.

Light Weight Sarees:

Light weight and delicate sarees like, chiffon, cotton, crepe, georgette, tissue and net can be managed with much ease. Wash as instructed and few minutes in the sun should be enough. But make sure the sarees are dried completely to avoid a musty smell.

• Don’t wash sarees with embroidery and embellishments together or in a washing machine.

• Get them dry-cleaned because detergents are harsh on the embroidery and sequins. The threads start to loosen up and eventually the saree will lose its shape and the sequins might lose their color.

• When one stores sarees for extended periods of them they tend to fade. Try steaming -to retain the colors of the saree.

Silk Sarees:

• Always dry-wash/dry clean silk sarees but if you wish to hand- wash, use mild shampoo instead of detergent.

• Wash the pallu, border, zari separately to avoid staining.

• Dry the saree immediately after wash but not in direct sun light. Once the saree is dry, wrap it in cotton cloth and store in a cool dry place.

• Sarees need to be aired every 3 months and they need to be refolded so that the saree does not tear on the fold line.

We have a variety of materials and designs that are very suitable as monsoon-wear. Check and buy now @ www.pothys.com