By Mahvish Ahmed
You are the multi-tasker – you know how to be a superstar at work and you know how to be the super mom at home. You are your kitchen’s master chef and you know how to look good too. But you may not always get the time to ‘search’ for the right outfit for yourself. Is the thought of dressing right this independence day worrying you a little? Did you see some azaadi kurtas while scrolling down your Instagram but don’t really know who’s stocking what? We are here to sort out your wardrobe woes!
Here’s an August 14th style guide on where to find the right Independence Day outfit for you. And guess what! Our guide comes with a price comparison too!
We adore this short jacket from Nishat Linen’s Pret Azaadi Collection. This one’s our pick from the 7 Pakistan themed kurta options they’ve got. It’s trendy, it is different from the regular kurta options and does not have to be limited to be worn on August 14th only. It’s perfect for a coffee date with a friend. Pair it with a black inner and cropped culottes to look smokin’ hot!
Sapphire is running out of all their azaadi styles fast so head to your nearest outlet now! There is quite a bit to choose from and the price range is super affordable. This one is our favorite pick from their Patriotic Collection with blue and green embroidered Minar-e-Pakistan motifs on the neckline and printed heritage buildings on the daman. We suggest you pair this white bell bottoms and royal blue Sarwas from SOMA to complete the look
If you don’t make it in time to find yourself a kurta at Sapphire, worry not. They have a yummy collection of silk scarves that you can use to add color to a white chikankari kurta or even pair with a white top and jeans. The prints are vibrant and cheerful. Slip on a pair of truck art khussas and you will be ready to roll in your Pakistani look!
Gulabo is our go-to label for fun and quirky outfits. This super short shirt paired with a tulip shalwar is certainly on trend this summer. Pull your hair back in a high bun and accessorise with antique style silver balis to sport the fusion look like a boss.
Price: Tulip Shalwar – Rs.6,500 with pearls and Rs.5,500 without pearls; Shirt – Rs.5,500
If you are someone who’s into silks, The New Currency top by HSY is made for you! This tunic top is a celebration of our talent and welcomes the revival of Pakistani cinema, displaying images of actors that will be the faces of the golden screen in the years to come. Glam it up with a pair of well fitting black cigarette pants, red lip colour and your favourite black heels.
It’s going to be a white Independence Day at Generation, with an effort to bring focus to the much sidelined minorities of the country that not only complete our flag but also our identity as a nation. Isn’t that a brilliant concept? Head over to your closest Generation outfit to get your hands on this beautiful, vintage print white gharara!
Add some flag swag to your life with this lovely piece from Pith Collection this August! This loose cut cotton top in hues of green and brown is love. Displaying a collage of a Pakistani street scene with our national flag, the kurta is ideal for everyday wear. Pair it up with a white traditional shalwar and an ethnic green ring to complete the look.
This elegant white kurta comes with an embroidered daman inspired by national monuments and embroidered chand sitara motifs on the cuffs. The sleeves are super cute and look is fresh. If you fear green, slay it in this all white ensemble is a must-have this independence day!
Check out this super cute calligraphy kurta by Braahtii. The fabric used is chiffon so if you want to sport a more formal look, order this one for yourself right away! This off shoulder top is trendy, flirty and traditional at the same time. What more could a girl want?
House of Ittehad
This high-low top from the House of Ittehad is the right blend of comfort and style. We love the pop of colour as the use of maroon adds to this top. Pair it up with organza-strip boot cut pants and maroon khussas to get some extra style points.
Al Zohaib Textile
From the 6 kurtis comprising Al Zohaib Azaadi Kurti Collection, this one wows us the most. The subtle chand tara base and the simple, classic cut make it ideal for those who are suckers for comfort. Pair with crisp white cigarette pants and gold Kohlapuris to represent the azaadi spirit. And, the price, by the way, is too good to say no.
Edenrobe has about 4 azaadi kurtas to choose from. This one is our favourite from their Freedom Collection. It’s a simple lawn shirt, ideal for the summer heat. Pair it with a tulip shalwar to rock the look!