Who’s ecstatic that it’s finally ok to have iced coffees, cannonball into the pool and overdose on watermelon? Not only all this but also… ‘tis the season to ‘floralise’ everything. The more the better - sure, your sundresses are great, but ATM we’re crazy about floral separates, as is Bollywood. Which is why it’s important to know exactly how to use flower power to your advantage, this spring, instead of ending up looking like a day old guldasta.
It doesn’t look easy, and it’s not. Learn from Janhvi Kapoor’s mistakes, won’t you? It’s not as simple as wearing any random florals from head to toe. While Miss Kapoor faltered, there are other Bollywood biggies who got it right. Get your floral-on-floral inspo right here, with 7 of the best B-town floral-separate moments we’ve spotted:
Kat’s got the big guns out - two trends, one outfit. The PJ and floral co-ord trends come together brilliantly in Katrina’s chic airport look. All the things that work: the sophisticated shade of green, the subtle oriental style print, and a healthy dose of stripes. Of course, it’s a Zara outfit. Mental note made, I hope?
No, I’m not talking about Alia’s new beau, whoever that is (tell me if you know, though). I’m talking about the evergreen classic combination of black and white. When it comes to tiny floral-on-floral prints, keep the combination classic like this resident Bollywood cutie did. Think red and blue, pink and navy, grey and black and so on. Alia, you did well with this one.
I’m all about Amyra’s bold floral-on-floral outfit. For a Bollywood newbie, she sure knows how to pull off ovation worthy ensembles. If you don’t feel like going full force floral co-ord, these are the tricks to apply… One, show a little skin for that much needed visual break - wear a cropped top like Amyra, with cropped pants; Two, play with colour contrast in a similar floral print, if not the same. You’ve got this, girl.
The ‘queen’ of everything, isn’t she? Bollywood royalty Kangana Ranaut has given us yet another instance of fashion perfection. Her porcelain style floral print Zara pantsuit is not a bed of roses (pun intended) to say the least. The busy print would have been a fail, if not for the baby blue pussy bow shirt. And that floral bag, learn from Ms Ranaut on how to make excess florals a whopping success. Happy 30th, fave!
Another floral-on-floral hit, B-town debutante Daisy Shah’s (even her name is floral) bohemian coral outfit is next up on our list. Be careful when trying this co-ord look. Stick to a family of subtle shades for the background and print, both. Easy breezy does it. P.S. I can’t stop looking at her abs. Is that the magic of contouring or 5 minute planks? Guess we’ll never know.
Sonal Chauhan’s look is nothing short of a summer dream. English roses everywhere you see, how could I not love this floral-on-floral outfit? Why it works = light, pastel shades + subtle pastel print + the flirty silhouette. Thank god for Bollywood, right?
While western floral-on-floral co-ords are on-trend right now, Indian counterparts are unique and just as fun to wear. Ask Deepika Padukone. The actress has not only taken Bollywood, but the fashion industry by storm with this Sabyasachi double-floral velvet outfit. A fringed hem and vintage flower print on velvet in a royal teal shade… everything works. Yay, Dips!