When it comes to sarees, Vidya Bala almost always nods her head in approval which always results in a sartorial symphony, thanks to her experimental and quirky taste. But of late, say since the promotions of her latest project Sherni began, the actor has been ramping up her repertoire with prints. Bold ones. And not just with sarees. Vidya’s choices have been nothing but eye-catching and simply put, effortlessly chic! Print-play seems to be the winner with Vidya making one helluva case for clashing prints and serving a good dose of inspiration for those afraid to take on the challenge. Ahead, we give you some of her recent best looks that will motivate you to go bold or go home!

1. Ghuri By Debjani

Channelling her inner lioness, for one of the promotional events, Vidya wore a stunning black Jamdani saree by Ghuri By Debjani with a red blouse. The sheer black drape, handwoven with tiger motifs spread evenly over the six yards of goodness came with a thin red border. The graphic tiger motifs on the saree were paired with a round neck blouse featuring a play of vertical and horizontal lines. For someone who wants to try bold prints and clash them but not go overboard, this look by Vidya serves as the perfect example of clashing prints and patterns and doing it right.

2. The House of Inoa

Look number two also derived its inspiration from the majestic skin pattern of the tiger, but this time the ensemble was loud enough to be spotted from a distance. Instead of clashing two prints, Vidya opted to go for a bold and busy print from top-to-bottom with her House of Inoa co-ord set. A black belt cinched her waist while the sleek, middle-parted hairdo gave the look a classy finishing touch. The quirky pair of earrings were the additions to the look—not too much nor too little.

3. R O U K A by Sreejith Jeevan

While this look is a lot similar to the first one, Vidya not only aced print-on-print but a monochromatic colour scheme as well. Monochrome has been a raging trend for a few seasons now and an all-black look with a subtle camo print in purple; the pairing spells elegance! Don’t you agree?

4. Soup by Sougat Paul

If you’re a fan of the outdoors, gardens to be specific, this look is definitely going to be a winner for you! The bold pattern mixed with eye-catching pastel colours makes the entire ensemble quite a treat to the eyes. The balloon sleeves of the blouse give the look a retro-esque touch while the sequinned border of the saree injects a whole lot of glam into the look. Not to miss the chevron pattern at the back of the pallav making a subtle case for clashing prints!

5. Bhumika Sharma

One of the smartest and most important tips of clashing prints (and doing it right) is to ensure that your colour palette is in check. So going for a monochromatic look with different tones of a single colour will result in a statement-making look. Best case in point: Vidya’s Bhumika Sharma ensemble.

6. Āroka

Don’t we all love a good pantsuit moment—one that’ll take you from the desk to the drinks? Mix a fit like that we a phantasmagoria print like this one and you’ll fall victim to endless compliments! The addition of the shoulder flaps printed with words “This Too Shall Pass” make a bold statement and add a pop of quirk to the entire look. I personally love the blend of two busy prints and how they come together just perfectly making for an impactful ensemble.

7. Aishr

Talk about a badass saree moment and how! It’s no news Vidya already knows her way with sarees but this one takes the trophy home, courtesy of the print. Love a good mix of prints and patterns and bright colours when they look so good!

8. MellowDrama

If you want to stick to a single print yet make it look slightly different, do like Vidya and play with the size of the pattern. Her MellowDrama outfit with small-sized leopard print on the skirt and comparatively larger-sized print on the top break the monotony of the outfit. It’s one way to experiment with prints and style a standout ensemble!

Which one of Vidya’s looks do you like the most? Tell us in the comments below.

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