Gone are the days when workwear didn’t extend beyond shirts in muted colours, boring blazers and straight pants in repetitive hues of blacks, blues and greys. But that didn’t stop the leading ladies of Bollywood to add a twist of style to this formal kind of dressing. Unlike all the seasonal trends, there’s never a wrong time to up your workwear game, and what’s better than looking up to your favourite stars to take cues from to style this conventional form of clothing in more than just one way.
2018 was the year for pantsuits! One look at the past year and you’ll notice pantsuits in bold hues and eccentric prints were heavily favoured by stars like Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt and more. While pantsuits are a statement-making staple, the scorching heat of summers can make them pretty challenging to wear. As easy as it is to wear them during the other times of the year, opting for lighter and breathable fabrics in the heat is the trick to keeping it cool and comfortable. To add a spin to this look, pick oversized blazers by taking cues from fashion icon Sonam Kapoor Ahuja herself.
It’s a given, coordinated outfits can instantly spruce up your glam game, at any given event. Although they come in varied styles, skirt-suits specifically made their way into Sonam’s wardrobe more than once. Take for example the star’s multicoloured tweed outfit perfect for a formal event during the day or her blue checkered number. In contrast to Sonam’s sophisticated choice of outfits is Priyanka keeping it off-the-cuff in an all-checkered ensemble in hues of black, blue and teal. A buttoned-down checked shirt paired with a pair of brisk, teal trousers were her picks for the day. Owing to the temperatures of NYC, the star threw a knee-length checkered overcoat to conclude her look.
Stepping up the ante of basics is Gauri Khan’s deep-necked satin blouse whose flared sleeves added a dramatic touch to her blouse + pencil skirt combo, that she teamed with a chunky black belt featuring a YSL monogram on the buckle. With a perfect equation of formal and casual is Parineeti Chopra‘s midi pencil skirt playing the part of the boss-like vibe and a neon, mesh top neatly tucked in for a rather blasè vibe. To sum it up, a well-fitted skirt and a crisp blouse, this age-old classic is a fail-safe option for anyone who’s afraid to experiment.
Another twist to the workwear wardrobe is the office to party-ready outfits brought to you by the likes of Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt and Madhuri Dixit Nene. Consider Katrina’s three-piece outfit: cigarette pants complete with a satin camisole and cropped blazer, or Madhuri’s citrus burst: a yellow sleeveless blouse teamed with a pair of flared pants. For a more relaxed vibe, look no further than Kriti Sanon’s comfort-customized ensemble complete with a striped, embellished blazer teamed with a tank top and track pants for desk-to-dive-straight-into-bed plans! Scroll ahead for more inspirations.
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