Three Types of Holi Outfit Ideas

With spring just around the corner, the Spring Holidays such as Easter, Purim, etc are making their wave. Every religion and culture have their version of celebrating Spring. In this same respect, Indians celebrate Holi during the start of Spring. It’s one of my favorite Indian holidays simply for the joy of the celebration.

I’ve already done a blog post about Holi, where I went into details about the holiday. To keep this post short, I’m not going to go into the same detail about Holi but rather a short description of it. Holi is the celebration of when people start fresh by letting go of their past errors, ending bad blood with anyone, as well as paying or forgiving their debts. A lot of the focus of the holiday is based on forgiving, forgetting, and starting fresh.

Holi is celebrated by throwing colored powder and spraying water at your friends and family. As I was getting ready to prepare for my Holi outfit this year, I couldn’t find much inspiration on Google or Pinterest. So, I thought I’d do a blog post inspiring others for their Holi outfit.

Without further ado, to get some outfit inspiration for Holi, check out my Holi outfit ideas below.

Bright Colored Dress

This is a bit of an unconventional Holi outfit but its’ super popular amongst younger women. Wearing a bright-colored dress, mostly in lighter colors like yellow or pink, shows off the excitement for the start of spring. I’ve seen many of my cousins wear a light/bright dress for this holiday. When you play with the colored powder, it still shows up in the lighter colors and the colored powder looks nice against a nice spring-toned outfit.
I’ve never worn a light-colored outfit for Holi yet but never say never, right? Many of my cousins and close friends have worn light-colored outfits and love how easy it is to clean vs a pure white shirt.

A bright yellow dress is perfect for Holi.

Printed Top & Shorts

Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of printed blouses or graphic shirts paired with shorts as an option for a Holi outfit. Also, with this outfit choice, the graphic shirt or printed blouse is still a white-colored tee or blouse. The graphic or print is put on a white shirt. This way, you still get the feel of wearing white for Holi but with a fun flare added to it.
This is one of my favorite types of Holi outfits. I feel like you can have so much fun with a printed blouse or graphic tee yet still wear the traditional white. It’s a fun play on the white outfit. For the first time, I wore this look for last year’s Holi and loved it. I might come up with a similar outfit for this year’s Holi. Check out my outfit example below.

Printed top with a denim skirt (shorts or jeans) is a great option.

White Top & Leggings

This is your most traditional type of Holi outfit. It’s the usual white top with jeans or leggings. If you’re opting for black leggings, then you’ll want to wear a long white top. If you’re wearing jeans, then you’ll want to wear a short white top. Also, depending on the weather, feel free to wear either half sleeves or full sleeves.
I love this look since it’s a classic and you can’t go wrong with the white top and casual bottoms look. I’ve worn this look pretty much every year for Holi. Crazy enough, I’ve tried to find different types of blouses to wear over the years- just to have fun with the outfit.

Classic white top & leggings look – with Holi colors all over over!

Honorable Mentions

With all the recommendations that I have given, there are still a couple of more options that you can try – in case you don’t like the ones listed above. I didn’t want to end this post without mentioning the options below. I haven’t worn any of those options but that doesn’t mean they aren’t huge trends as Holi outfits.

Light weight casual suit: A casual and lightweight suit for spring is also a very popular option to wear for Holi. I’ve seen lots of Bollywood celebrities sport this look for Holi over the years.

Kurta with Leggings: The classic light-colored Kurta and leggings look can never go out of style. It’s a fun and casual look for Holi. Also, it’s a bit less chaotic if you’re not into wearing a proper suit.

Long light-weight skirt with a white top: No Holi outfit list is complete without the addition of this option. A long lightweight and light-colored skirt is fun to dance in for the holiday. Also, pairing it with a white top/blouse keeps the traditional look alive while making it modern.

Similar look to a Kurta top with leggings.

And that is the end of my list for Holi outfit idea! I hope you enjoyed the list of outfit ideas. Which one of these was your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

Much Love,

10 thoughts on “Three Types of Holi Outfit Ideas

  1. oh man. I actually don’t play Holi at all, but when I do-I am a tshirt and leggings girl all the way.

  2. Nice post! I really like the meaning behind the holiday of forgiving, forgetting, and starting fresh. That’s a great way to embrace positivity. Plus, the outfits scream Spring and fun!

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