Planning on visiting the Ramna batamul, listening to accomplished Chhayanaut singers embracing the dawn of a new year with renditions of Tagore, Nazrul and others? We bet you are!
… And of course the planning has already begun regarding what to wear for the festive occasion. Even a five year old can say it's anything in white and red.
Or is it...
Colour me red
We are used to wearing saris in the time tested hues of red-white, maybe this year you can try donning Turkish pants in red, with a matching kurti in ivory white.
If this seems too bold for you, perhaps a white cotton kameez with tiny red motifs as block prints may do the magic.
This is perfect for the Mangal Shobhajatra, especially when you take the ruthless Baishakhi heat into consideration.
For evenings, or indoor parties you can always don the ever gorgeous Jamdani saris, especially with the capes – haute couture this season!
If you want to go slightly Bohemian, then there's the palazzo pants, which can be easily paired with jackets.
Khadi looks avant-garde, but your desire to stick to basics may lead to a new series of experimentation in ubiquitous white and red Jamdani.
If you do not feel comfortable in a Jamdani, and prefer to keep it simple, go for a taant, silk, or even Gadwal.
This Baishakh, remember to experiment with new styles and looks. While fresh flowers were all the rage last year you can try out dry flowers, terracotta jewellery, or even silver trinkets.
Remember that fashion and styling should always have comfort in mind, as well as the statement you desire to make.
If you think an Anarkali would look best on you, then an Anarkali it is for the New Year. Whatever the style, be confident and remember to put on a lot of sun screen!
Photo: Sazzad Ibne Sayed
Styling: Sonia Yeasmin Isha
Make-up: Noyon Ahamed
Location: The Palace Luxury Resort, Bahubal, Habiganj