Match Your Clothes For Rakhi

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Updated: Thursday, August 2, 2012, 13:17 [IST]
 
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Raksha Bandhan is a time for siblings to match everything. Match wits, match time and also match clothes. For the rest of the year you wear whatever you want or what ever is socially accepted. But on this special day, give your sister a surprise by matching your clothes with her. Now your sister will obviously be in ethic wear keeping with tradition. Being brothers, you cannot match the ease with which women carry ethnic clothes.

Here are some smart ideas to help you match your clothes with your sister this Raksha bandhan and yet, not make a fool of yourself. First of all, find out about the clothes your sibling is going to wear and then devise a matching outfit using these tips.

Match Your Clothes For Rakhi

Match Clothes With Your Sister:

Single Tone Colours: Usually men fare better with solid colours than they do with a combination of colours. So if your sister has picked a single tone outfit, you are saved. You need not work too hard to find an ethnic outfit of the same colour. Play around with the shade to make it work for you. If your sister is wearing baby pink, you can choose a darker and more 'male' shade of pink.

Colour Combination: Sometimes, copying the colour too closely can look unimaginative and even funny to an extent. So to make things more interesting, become her contrast twin. If she is wearing white kurta and red salwar, you choose a red kurta and white churidar. This contrast will make you two look like a perfect pair of siblings, different in their approach to life but identical at the core.

Casual But Well Matched: Most of us do not have a holiday on Raksha Bandhan these days. So if you are uncomfortable with wearing heavy traditional wear, you can go for a casual look and still match your clothes with your sister. Pick the colour she has chosen and wear a shirt or t-shirt of the same colour. You can go about your day easily in whatever clothes you are wearing and your sister would still know that you made the effort to ess specially for her.

Match Accessories: Men are not too imaginative in picking out the best suited accessories for themselves. However, you can pick something small but significant to match your look with your sister. It could be a pair of bracelets that you brought many years back or identical beaded necklaces that you brought from a fair. Rakhi is more about celebrating those moments of togetherness than anything else.

To match your clothes with your sibling's, you need some intent and the rest will be taken care of by these ideas. Whalt else are you doing to make Raksha Bandhan special for your sister?

Story first published:  Thursday, August 2, 2012, 10:40 [IST]
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