Senior Fashion Writer
There are so many divas in the Bollywood fraternity, like whom we aspire to look. When I was in college, I used to try and duplicate Alia Bhatt’s look from Student of the Year. When I started interning, there were glimpses of Deepika Padukone’s look from Piku in my outfits. And now that I’m working in fashion, it’s hard to take outfit inspo from one particular celebrity’s style. Some days, I’m a pair of boots away from looking like Kareena, other days, I’m as extra as Sonam Kapoor. But when it comes to Indian wear, it’s Queen D all the way.
Whether she’s wearing a saree with a belt or a simple monochrome suit, Deepika Padukone is my fashion muse. And here’s proof that there are more like me:
When I found out that so many ladies on the POPxo App don’t just follow, but *actually* like to dress like, their favourite celebrity in real life, I knew I had to write this article. The real challenge, however, is not in looking exactly like Deepika but following her style in your budget. So, for the next wedding function you attend, here’s how you can look like Deepika in under Rs 3,000 (jewellery and footwear included). She might have been styled by Shaleena Nathani, but POPxo’s going to be your budget stylist.
In the classic blue-golden combination, all it took Shaleena was a pair of jhumkas and juttis to doll up Deepika. A slick ponytail, kohl-rimmed eyes, a warm nude lipper and a dash of the highlighter is just what you need to be shaadi-ready like DP. Simple yet exquisite, this sharara-kurta ensemble can be nailed in four easy steps.
Deep shades of navy blue perfectly complement all skin tones. And when paired with a neutral but sophisticated colour, it takes your outfit to a whole new dimension. Which is why Deepika’s outfit makes for an easy copybook for everyone. Here’s an a-line gold-toned printed kurta to start with.
POPxo Recommends: Navy Blue & Gold-Toned Printed A-Line Kurta (Rs 679) by Anouk.
We like our pants fly and flared. With your A-line kurta, opt for a sharara or flared palazzos to add volume and statement to your outfit. Who likes to look 2-dimensional anyway? These gold-toned palazzos with a thick sequinned border are gold.
POPxo Recommends: Gold-Toned Flared Solid Palazzos (Rs 1,299) by Melange by Lifestyle.
Instead of OD’ing on jewellery, choose one statement accessory and go big on it. Just like Deepika is wearing nothing but a pair of matching jhumkas to bring out her look. The tied hair will give them the attention they deserve. These gold-plated blue jhumkas are a must-have for a true Indian wear lover (and they’re available at a flat 70% off too!)
POPxo Recommends: Gold-Plated Blue Dome Shaped Jhumkas (Rs 599) by Zobby.
Gone are the days of killing your feet with tall heels. Ditch ‘em for a pair of flat juttis. Deepika chose to match her footwear and palazzos, maintaining a fine balance between the blue and the golden. You should try it too with these gold-toned babies.
POPxo Recommends: Gold-Toned Solid Synthetic Mojaris (Rs 399) by Shoetopia.
Didn’t we tell you? It’s that easy! Tell us what other celebrity looks you’d like us to decode! Until then...
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