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    Change the fashion game this Onam with these offbeat pieces that play up the white and gold palette

    While the traditional kasavu is an Onam must-have, we suggest you take the unusual sartorial route this time around. From draped kurta sets to regal jacquard gowns, here’s our pick to celebrate the reign of good over evil. Text: Rashmi Rajagopal and Barkha Kumari

    Heavy metal
    Laidback yet chic, this pair from Jimmy Choo promises to dress up any outfit. Made from metallic leather, the straps are strung with shiny metal
    paillettes for a dash of glamour. The adjustable ankle strap and rubber sole ensure comfort. Rs.44,800. At UB City, Vittal Mallya Road. Details: 41738404

    Buckle it right
    This delicate white belt done with a gold-plated filigree at the centre will add definition to your slender waist. It can be teamed up with a dress, a long shirt or even a saree with much ease and elegance. The elastic ribbon makes sure you don’t have to reach out to adjust it every now and then, as you sit down or get up. Rs.2,000 approximately on etsy.com

    Head to toe
    Give the festival a regal touch with this floor sweeping dress from Aidan Mattox. The floral jacquard gown comes with princess seams on the bodice, an empire waistline and pleated skirt, making it feminine and classy. Team with a statement gold and ruby necklace to add colour. Rs.32,928 on neimanmarcus.com

    Pearly white
    Aurelie Bidermann’s leaf-shaped Talitha earrings will certainly get you in the festive mood, especially those not looking for a full-blown celebration. The pieces have been handmade from gold-plated brass and delicate Australian mother of pearl and can easily be teamed with casual dresses to dressy saris and gowns, without looking out of place. `30,830 approximately on netaporter.com

    Lacy affair
    From Janavi comes this delicate shawl. Crafted from 100 per cent cashmere, the soft piece also features lace flounce panels with metallic accents. Throw it over a plain sheath dress in a darker shade to highlight the exquisite creation. Rs.14,981. At Nelson Mandela Marg, New Delhi. Details: 46609009

    Trench over tradition
    Give your traditional Onam sari a twist with this Rahul Mishra creation. The designer has topped an ivory handwoven Maheshwari with a white silk organza sheer overlapped trench jacket. Floral embroidery on the trench coat plays up the contrasting gold stripes on the sari. Rs.66,000 upwards. Collage Shop, Ashoknagar. Details: 25566818

    Right profile
    This face-shaped clutch box from Charlotte Olympia’s Pre-Fall 2015 collection is a definite head-turner. Complete with gold inlay detailing and a magnetic fastener, the off-white perspex bag makes for a great evening accessory. Pair it with a pastel-hued dress for an elegant look. `79,000, approximately. At Kitsch, Mumbai. Details: 022 32445293

     

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