Written by AMULYA MISRA for THE DESIGN COLLECTIVE
The entire country is surrounded by a festive atmosphere as one of the most joyous times of the year approaches —the Sinhala and Tamil New Year. Celebrated every year in April, it marks the end of the harvest and the arrival of spring as indicated by the sun moving from Meena Rashiya ( Pisces) to Mesha Rashiya (Aries).
This day features religious ceremonies, huge celebrations, colourful decorations, delicious traditional sweets and an upgraded stylish wardrobe.
Add in sparkling fireworks and competitive games, and the picture perfect holiday is complete. If your social calendar is full next week of family gatherings and parties, then you’re going to have to up your style game to make a statement at each one.
Every year, a colour is chosen by astrologers as the colour to be worn on New Years Day at the auspicious time. This year the colour is green. If you’re looking for tips on what to wear and how to style this gorgeous colour, then we have got you covered. Turn to us for some much-needed inspiration as we walk you through our green-plan this Avurudu season.
With complementary colours
For those looking to make an impactful statement, we recommend you style your green apparel pieces with complementary shades like red and pink. Be sure to remember the proportions though, as you only want to use the shade to highlight and not overwhelm.
With neutral tones
It’s no secret that neutral shades bring a certain level of appeal to any outfit. Although they act as a great companion to any colour, try styling these green pieces below with your neutrals to bring an added touch of magic to the occasion.
An all-green statement
If you’re a fan of green, why not lean into it completely with an all green outfit? Whether you pick a green dress or a playful suit, there is a lot of room to play around with this one.
With hints of green
Afraid to embrace the green trend fully? Well then we have a solution for you! Instead of incorporating this vibrant colour into your apparel pieces, you can easily decide to use it to highlight your outfit instead. Opt for these green accessories to bring in the bling and the glam to upgrade your new year outfit.