Pongal is the harvest season where people get together and celebrate the very important elements of life. It is hosted as a thanksgiving to the Sun. Good food, bright colors and family time such a warm and welcoming festivity.
The colors we wear influence how we feel, just like how people wear subtle colors and neutrals to feel peace, bright colors bring in joy and festive mood.
Men on a general level tend to dress more practically on a regular day but this festival in particular is more focused on a fresh beginning and happy mood.
Like how the sun’s rays emit a spectrum of beautiful colors, on the day of pongal here is how you could all look so royal and elegant in beautiful bright colors.
Here are a few colors you could rock at this festival. Did we just say a few? Pardon us! There is no limit here, not especially on Pongal. Elegance makes some people think of neutrals and light colors but the truth is that bright colors are especially more elegant on important occasions.
- If you are someone who hasn't tried colors before, it might look like a daunting task but it is a lot more simpler than what you think it is.
- Understand what colors are more comfortable for you but don't be so restrictive, feel free to experiment a little, you might end up discovering new favorites for yourselves.
- Start with basic clothing, if ethnic wear like kurtas and ethnic wear are not your thing, it's ok you can still stick to casual shirts and t-shirts.
- Choose if you want to go with prints/ patterns or stick to solids. If you wish to be on the more colorful side then opting for patterns and prints is a way you can sneak in more colors.
T-Shirts might be more comfortable on a day off but are you being hesitant because you don't want to be more on the casual side? Well, it might be ok cause they do bring in more interest and style to your look. Being yourself is equally important. If you feel this is going to look more casual then you could pair it with a cardigan or a shirt over the t-shirt and this will make the whole look more colorful. It also will look like you have put in lots of effort into your outfits.
When you go for bright colored shirts/ t-shirts but if they are solid colors bring in the interesting element with colorful jackets or printed overlays. Keep the pants basic, when you have printed shirts do not go for louder pants like ripped or white washed. Stick to neutrals beige, white, black or blue. Casual jeans for men are such a life savers. These are safe colors to play with and as a plus sticking to basics will bring more focus to your shirts.