Of late, the Kapoor ladies have been keeping us on our toes with their impeccable style. Out of them all, it is Shanaya Kapoor who has us the most enamoured. Rest assured, she is easily the most stylish Kapoor at the moment. Her wardrobe sure is a treasure trove of festive wear inspiration and today we are taking some leaves out of her style diary. Confused about what to wear this festive season? Take inspiration from Shanaya’s desi-wear looks:
For Rhea Kapoor’s wedding last weekend, Shanaya slipped into a juicy Arpita Mehta lehenga set. The tangerine outfit included a printed georgette skirt, an embellished bustier, and an organza dupatta with conch tassels on the edge. The ensemble photographed really well and had our attention owing to its vibrant hue. Celebrations in India are always about OTT frolic and colour-pop outfits encapsulate the mood really well. Long things short, next time you go hunting for the perfect festive outfit, vouch for striking hues like emerald green, turquoise blue, fuchsia, and, of course, tangerine. Take, for instance, this stunning lehenga set by Kalki Fashion.
Contrast is the name of the game and Shanaya showed us how to do it just right with her Manish Malhotra lehenga that she donned for Antara Motiwala Marwaha’s baby shower. First of all, this is an outfit that we’d die for! Secondly, you need to bookmark this ASAP ‘coz this outfit is a legit crash course in colour contrast fits. The lemon yellow and iceberg ensemble features colour-on-colour embroidery that has a very chikankari-like appeal to it. The skirt also features gota accents and an embellished hem thus giving it an opulent feel. We are absolutely in love with how the two statement shades mix and match with each other and create sartorial poetry with the gorgeous contrast. Well, here’s something that you can pick in case you are as much in awe of this outfit as we are:
However, if you are afraid of going wrong with your mix and match skills, we recommend you pick a separate that features statement details. Take, for instance, this silk-cotton dupatta from FabIndia’s Rimjhim collection. The pink separate features aari embroidery in a contrasting shade and you can pick up the rest of the separates in a matching hue:
The most important Indian wear tip that we have picked up from Shanaya’s latest fashion outings? You can go traditional and still keep it contemporary by taking the risqué route. With both her recent outfits, she wore a bustier-style blouse and we really dig the detail.
Well, after two major Ambani weddings in recent times, someone had to tell us that festive wear doesn’t necessarily have to be heavy AF. We are grateful to Shanaya for doing the honours. Her statement outfits also happen to be breezy AF and we are 100% favouring comfy occasion wear in a post-lockdown world. Here are some picks in case you too are on board with the idea:
Lastly, don’t forget the power of the right accessories because Shanaya for sure does not. If you look carefully, you’ll spot that she has worked a pair of striking kadas for both her looks. We totes stan a celeb who repeats! Investing in statement pieces is the way to go if you wish to take Shanaya’s route in the accessory department:
So fam, all set to channel some Shanaya Kapoor level glamm this festive season?
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