Independence day is right around the corner, and although we can’t gather in large crowds and celebrate out in the city due to the rising COVID cases, there’s no reason we can’t feel the Independence Day spirit from home! There’s lots of ways to express your love for Pakistan while staying safe and taking care of your loved ones. Here is a list of 14 items for 14th August that’ll brighten your day and make you feel patriotic and spectacular!
“My message to you all is of hope, courage, and confidence.” – Muhammad Ali Jinnah
A Glamorous Brooch
This stunning brooch from Anna Aziz with an embellished chaand sitaara, adorned with beads and pearls, is the perfect addition to any outfit on Independence Day. Whether you’re going all out in a green and white ensemble or keeping it simple and casual, this pin will match flawlessly and give you that hint of pizazz and nation pride, while also looking beautiful!
A Dark Green Ensemble
Dressing up in green is one of the most exciting things about Independence Day. We bleed green, and we wear it with pride! This emerald green outfit from Pashma Khan is the perfect outfit to wear, with mirror work detail and a printed silk dupatta, you’ll feel the spirit and look beautiful too!
A Cool Graphic Tee
Wearing a green outfit on Independence Day is a great way to bring out the patriotic spirit, but that doesn’t mean you have to wear Eastern! You can keep it cool and relaxed with a graphic tee. The map of Pakistan is instantly recognisable, and this shirt by Risch uses an outline of the map across a T-shirt to create a cool and unique look that’s both trendy and patriotic.
A Pair Of Ethnic Beaded Khussas
A sweet outfit option for Independence Day (and one of our favourites!) is going all white with a subtle hint of green, especially in Eastern wear. A traditional white shalwar kameez paired with these adorable dark green khussas with white pearls and gold detailing from Khussa Corner will create a stunning and classic ethnic look.
A Batch Of Scrumptious Festive Cupcakes
Who doesn’t love some yummy, mouth watering cupcakes? They’re perfect for any and every occasion, and Independence Day is no exception! Get a batch of them from Batter & Dough, who create the most delicious cupcakes and desserts, which not only taste amazing but look beautiful too! Ideal for gathering at home and celebrating with loved ones.
A Small But Lovely Handmade Brooch
A subtle way to show your spirit on 14th August is to wear a badge or a brooch, and this adorable handmade one by Nothing is perfect for this year. An animated map of Pakistan wearing a face mask, the perfect representation that the most vital and important thing we can do for our country right now is keep it safe, by following SOPs, wearing masks, and staying home!
A Sweet Suit For Sweet Girls
There is nothing more adorable than dressing up kids for Independence Day! In cute white and green ethnic clothing, it’s the best way to get your children excited and in the Pakistan spirit. This four piece outfit from Zilenoor featuring a white shalwar kameez and dark green vest and dupatta is super cute, and super festive!
A Box Of Mouth Watering Mangoes
One of the best things about Independence Day? It comes during mango season! And there is nothing more authentically Pakistani than loving mangoes. To not eat mangoes during mango season is a crime! If you’re looking to gift your loved one this 14th August, this 6kg box of chaunsa aam from Rawal Fruit Farms is a great option!
An Elegant Choker
For all the fashionable and elegant woman who enjoys to dress up on Independence Day – this stunning choker from Ayesha Accessories is made for you. Classy but also festive, this dark green colour with white pearls and a gold chaand sitaara, creates a gorgeous accessory fit for royalty!
A Scrumptious Platter Of Deliciousness
Just because we can’t go out on Independence Day, doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate! Gather together at home with your close family circle and have a small get together to enjoy the occasion, listen to music and eat great food. What’s a better addition to a small lunch party than a charcuterie board to snack on?! This board from Charcuterie by La Vie en Rose is ideal for the occasion.
An Adorable Bubble Candle
Bubble candles are all over everyone’s Pinterest boards and Instagram feeds this year, and for good reason! These candles from Fika not only smell amazing but will look adorable on anyone’s nightstand. Add the perfect subtle touch of Independence Day spirit to your room, or gift these to a loved one as a sweet surprise.
A Pair Of Dangling Star Earrings
Subtle hints of festive outfit choices and accessories for Independence Day is a really cute way to show your spirit, such as these gold star chain earrings from Starlight Jewellery. These are also the perfect gift for a loved one, as they can wear them not just on Independence Day but all year round!
A Funky Coaster
Having a small get together with family and friends at home this Independence Day? You’ll definitely need some cute coasters! This one from Gul Khan is perfect for the occasion, and it’ll also look adorable and festive on your side table or counter anytime year round. The subtlest touch of Pakistan spirit in your home!
A Decorative Chaadar
Visiting the Northern areas during Independence Day? Located in a colder region? Or maybe you just enjoy dressing warm, this chaadar from Tassur is perfect for you. Add a touch of ethnic elegance to your outfit with this beautiful ajrak print in green and yellow, representing not only Pakistani culture but also Sindhi culture!