Stylista Of The Year? Ananya Panday Takes On Bollywood Like A Boss!

Stylista Of The Year? Ananya Panday Takes On Bollywood Like A Boss!

Since Wednesday, April 11, Ananya Panday’s Instagram following has risen from a mortal 1,900 followers to 150k (at last count). The reason: her announcement as the rising star in Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year 2. As the daughter of Chunky Panday, the starry world of Bollywood isn’t new to the 18-year-old but what’s astonishing is the buzz the young starlet has created on her own. Intrigued by her Insta-fame and an open profile, we decided to trail this PYT’s style journey in anticipation of all the glamorous promotion looks to follow.

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The conclusion from all the Instagram scrolling, the debutante might not have a celebrity stylist on call yet but she sure has a lot of designer (Manish Malhotra, Surily Goel) vying to dress her up. From casual airport looks (with designer totes) to ballroom gowns, Ananya’s on her way to becoming the fashionista of the year. 

1. Ballgown Grace 

Ananya was one of the debutants at the 25th Bal des Debutantes in Paris last November. She looked stunning in this royal blue Jean Paul Gaultier gown. Keeping her accessories minimum, she shows us that it's all about keeping the focus on the outfit. 

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2. Black Beauty 

Ananya takes a spin on the classic LBD. It's almost as though she's combined a button-down skirt, wrap around dress and mesh all in one. That right there is how you mix trends. Urging us to experiment with your classic LBD as well. 

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3. Athleisure Attack 

If you're looking for street style inspiration we have just the perfect look. Ananya pairs an oversized tee with pink bow sneakers and makes it look so effortless. That pop of colour with the pink sneakers really uplifts the outfit. A perfect summer outfit don't you agree?

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4. Ruffles? Yes Please! 

If you feel you've had enough of ruffles it's time you rethink things. It is evident that this beauty knows how to do ruffles the right way. We love how the peach colour complements her skin tone. Take inspiration from this Surily Goel outfit for the next wedding coming your way! You can choose to add a hint of ruffles to your skirts hemline if you like to keep it minimal. 

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5. All White Ensemble 

Who doesn't love an all-white ensemble? But when it's given a twist with a denim jacket, it's the perfect pick for an airport look. The classic combination of Gucci sneakers and a Valentino tote is just the look we wish would magically appear in our wardrobe.  

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6. Metallic Mania

All that glitters is definitely gold and Ananya in this Nandita Mahtani is proof that she knows how to do evening dressing well. A metallic midi-length dress and black heels is definitely a winning look if you don't want to be too OTT.  So shed your inhibitions and grab a metallic dress to stand out from the crowd. 

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7. Beach Baby!

Is a beach vacay on the cards? Then here's all the inspiration you need to look you best at the beach! An oversized white shirt with a cutout swimsuit and reflectors is the recipe to sizzling summer look!

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8. Not So Classic

After the LBD, Ananya Paandey proves that she can re-invent any classic. Denim and a black tee never looked so good. Give your classic look an instant polish by adding flared jeans just like Ananya, a bracelet bag to take it up a couple of notches. 

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9. Bringing Sexy Back! 


Shimmer and glitter is always a mood uplifter and Ananya show us how to bring sexy back in this Monisha Jaising outfit. A classic party outfit - a sequins dress or a shimmery romper, that right there is all you need this weekend! 

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10. Feathery Elegance 

From this look, it is evident that Ananya definitely believes in being a pataka. She looks like royalty in this Surily Goel outfit and is surely giving us tips on how to wear the feather trend right. 

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Was this enough inspiration to help you survive the next couple of days? We can't wait for SOTY 2 promotions to start, to give you more such fabulous looks! 


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