Hari Raya is a special day for many of us. It is a day of victory, celebration, and love. After a whole month of fasting, we finally reach the final day that is full of gratitude and pride. Many of us also meet up and gather with families, so it is also a day of love. In Hari Raya we also apologize to each other, as well as give forgiveness. A day full of a fresh start, that’s what it is. But, we should also present ourselves properly on Hari Raya. We meet many people in Hari Raya, so it’s important to look our best, and basically look presentable. Many of us care about fashion and style more than others, but many are clueless about it. In this article, we will give you some ideas about outfits to wear during Hari Raya. They are not too flashy, but not too modest that people will think you don’t put any effort. It is a combination of effortless and also style.
1. Classic White Lebaran
White is the most commonly worn color in Hari Raya. It is because white represents purity and innocence, much like what Hari Raya is all about. You can never go wrong with this style, as long as you style it well so that it doesn’t look too bland and boring. For women, you can try wearing a feminine, flowy white blousy, matched with a long or midi skirt that is also white. Here’s a bonus: monochrome color can make you look skinnier and taller. To add some spice, wear bold accessories like a gold necklace or beads. For men, try a classic white tunic top and white-colored trousers. Make sure your trousers are fitted perfectly, or else they would look unkempt and messy. Keep it simple and neat by wearing a pair of brown leather shoes. White might be innocent, but it is never boring.
2. Be The Crème de la crème
If you like to look simple but you think white is too ‘basic’ or plain, go with the color nude or cream. You will look soft but not as bright as wearing white. This can be a great option as cream themed outfit will make you look approachable and kind. Moreover, the nude palette is perfect for Hari Raya; as it is both modest but also classy. For women, wear your favorite kaftan dress that is flowy and will make you look feminine. If you like wearing pants, try combining a cream blouse or top with blue jeans. This combination is perfect for a casual gathering in the afternoon. Wear rustic sandals or flat shoes to add an effortless but playful look. For men, you can also combine a cream-colored top with your favorite blue jeans, and don’t forget to wear your favorite sneakers.
3. Black Can Never Go Wrong
There’s always that one person who wears black from head to toe all the time. If you are that person, there is no reason not to wear black in Hari Raya. Although Hari Raya is all about everything new and bright, you can also wear such dark colors during this day. The key is to mix it with brighter and more colorful things. For example, for women you can add sparkly, gold jewelry to make your look fancy and not too gloomy. Mix and match the color black with brighter colors like white, yellow, or pink if you’re into it. For men, wear a black shirt with bright khaki pants and light brown shoes to balance out the black.
4. Try Out Street Style, Why Not?
You’re bored of the same minimalist, classy style. Here’s what you should do: search #streetstyleoutfit on Pinterest and Instagram. You’ll find limitless inspiration for this style. However, for Hari Raya you need to tone it down a little. And yet, that doesn’t mean you can’t dress up with style. Wear your favorite sneakers paired with a pair of colorful socks and your look will be elevated in an instant. If you don’t mind being the center of the attention, wear a neon-colored bomber jacket, or a black leather jacket if you’re into that style. Don’t let anybody let you know you can’t express yourself by dressing up and being your true self.
5. Pastels Are The Warmest Colors
This option is the opposite of the bold street style: it’s a soft, pastel style! Colors like muted pink, blue, grey, and white would be perfect for you with gentle and shy personalities. It is also coincidentally a perfect match for Hari Raya, a day known for its innocence and lovely spirit. For women, wear a soft pink or baby blue blouse, with a plain white skirt or trousers. For footwear, avoid colors like black or dark brown, wear light brown or beige instead. For men, dressing up in such soft colors does not remove your manliness! The ladies will love it if you are brave enough to look handsome in baby blue, yellow, or pink. Your outfit would look proper, polite, yet soft and cute.
Dress It All Up!
Sometimes, we get invited to a more sophisticated outing or event that requires us to dress up a little bit more excessively than usual. For this kind of event, you can’t wear your usual T-shirt or top, because it would disrespectful and lazy. There’s an easy way to look sophisticated and ‘dressy’ without much effort: for ladies, wear a blazer and a pair of stilettos. For gentlemen, wear a fitted or tailored shirt that wraps your figure perfectly. Wear dress up shoes also, but the most important thing is to look clean, crisp, and sharp.