Even the staunchest of fashion followers will agree with me when I say that the festive season is a time to leave your boring neutrals behind. Celebrations are in the air, the spirit is contagious and adding a punch of colour to your ethnic closet won't kill you. While we will always try to make a case for wearing colour, when it comes to festive ethnic clothes in particular, it's safe to say neutrals aren't even an option. A bit of magenta here and a pop of red there isn't just the best way to stay on-trend, it will also add some cheer to the celebrations. Don't believe me? Try it yourself. Here are the colors that are trending at the moment.

Vark by Westside Indigo Ethnic Set

Vark by Westside Indigo Ethnic Set MP000000001677301_437Wx649H_20170720021301
There's no denying that indigo, the king of colours, is still reigning supreme. This inky hue is flattering on all skin tones and the luxe cotton-silk material on this set from Vark is fit for royalty. We're especially in awe of the set - a printed maxi dress and a sheer kurta as an overlay is pure genius. Style Tip: Embellished flats and chandelier earrings are perfect to accessorise this set with.

Global Desi Pink Embellished Kurta

Global Desi Pink Embellished MP000000000876138_437Wx649H_20170523204656
When you have a colour as fresh as this flamingo pink, it's best to keep things simple. The asymmetric hemline and minimal embellishments let you experiment with this piece. Plus, wearing this hue is bound to bring a smile to your face. Style Tip: This kurta is versatile enough to be dressed up or down according to the occasion. You can wear it with a pair of golden palazzos or with a simple pair of black leggings.

Zuba by Westside Turquoise Solid Kurta

Zuba by Westside Turquoise Solid Kurta MP000000001617769_437Wx649H_20170625141644
Turquoise is a timeless colour to have in your closet, and this kurta might just be the best way to introduce it in you wardrobe. The fitted bodice and flared skirt hugs your body in all the right places and the band of muted gold at the hem and sleeves instantly elevates it to look more sophisticated. Style Tip: Team it with a muted gold maxi skirt or wear it by itself as a dress for a off-the-moment take on ethnic fashion.

Global Desi Indigo Embroidered Kurta

Global Desi Indigo Embroidered Kurta MP000000000550518_437Wx649H_20160924121521
If you have been waiting for a convincing case to try the statement sleeves trend, then look no further than this kurta from Global Desi. It is simple, stylish and wearable in a way that doesn't just restrict it to festive attire. Bonus points for the contrasting red details against the bright blue. Style Tip: To take the colour contrast a step further, wear it with gold accessories and jewellery.

Zuba by Westside Yellow Printed Kurta

Zuba by Westside Yellow Printed Kurta MP000000001523138_437Wx649H_20170530032351
Hello, Miss Sunshine! Yellow is a perennial as far as festive attire is considered - it is the colour of energy, hope and good vibes. What better time to channel your inner optimism than the festive season? Style Tip: Offset the white detailing in this kurta by pairing it with white palazzos or chudidar.

Aurelia Orange Printed Kurti

Aurelia Orange Printed Kurti MP000000001425959_437Wx649H_20170509174330
Could there be a more auspicious colour than orange? It packs a punch and is universally appealing. This A-line kurta has delicate golden motifs all over it, making it celebration-ready, yet elegant. Add it to your closet before it is gone. Style Tip: Pair this with golden wedges and keep accessories to bare minimum.