First things first: developing your personal style isn’t an overnight endeavour. You’ll likely try, experiment, and opt for a dozen trends before realising which ones work for your style sensibilities and which ones don’t. However, if you are looking to minimise the trial and error associated with the process, it helps to identify your celebrity style twin who has already done the homework for you. The goal over here isn’t to ape their exact style and chase after the precise pieces they wear but, rather, to use their personal style as a blueprint for understanding what trends or styles you should try next. Fashion can be highly personal, so here’s a look at the different personas you can turn to from some inspiration:
If you love playing dress-up
Because, let’s be honest, who doesn’t? If you love making a grand entrance everywhere you go, it pays to take notes from Sonam Kapoor Ahuja’s lexicon of fashion-forward style.
Unafraid of bold colours and unintimidated by exaggerated silhouettes, the star knows how to make a statement wherever she goes. In her expert hands, the humble kaftan becomes a commentary on the female form. That statement red tulle top? Why not top it off with some more red cherry-shaped earrings? More is more in her rulebook, so follow her lead and go for that bold, exciting trend you never thought you’d be able to carry off.
If basic isn’t boring for you
Or maybe normcore is more your thing? In which case, allow Anushka Sharma to introduce you to the joys of classic wardrobe staples.
Not to be equated with boring, her roster of wardrobe basics are carefully selected to ensure that she places comfort above all else. If you’re looking to build a wardrobe like hers, start by stocking up on investment sweatshirts that can make a statement on their own, no additional frills or styling touches needed. For Indianwear, opt for classic hues that are immune to the trend turnovers of the season—a timeless ivory number like hers will ensure that you don’t have to build your festive wardrobe from scratch every time a trend gets phased out.
If you love, love, love classics
Connoisseurs of classics, we hear you. Given the dizzying pace with which trends breeze in and then fade out, what’s wrong with sticking to a tried-and-tested formula that you know will work for you? Make like Katrina Kaif and invest some time in discovering which designers, styles, and silhouettes suit you the best and then develop your own blueprint for style.
Nobody knows this better than Kaif, who has a roster of go-to designers she trusts for the important occasions on her social calendar, such as—no prizes for guessing—Manish Malhotra and Sabyasachi.
If you like being camera-ready at all times
The camera can be your friend or it can be your foe and with the pandemic necessitating the shift to a Zoom-ready lifestyle, it pays to take notes from Priyanka Chopra Jonas on how to stay camera-ready at all times.
Her secret? Opting for elevated basics to ensure that you aren’t ever caught at a bad moment. Dressing for date night? Give that slip dress a thigh-high slit to ensure all eyes on you. Leisurely hang by the pool? Reach for a siren red, scallop-edged one-piece and cat-eye sunnies. When shopping, think vivid colours and bold silhouettes that will translate well on camera.
If you love keeping up with trends
Or maybe you like being the first in your friend circle to flaunt the latest trends and must-have styles. If you’re hoping to develop a signature style that fetches you cool cred on the ‘gram, bookmark Khushi Kapoor’s wardrobe for inspiration.
As a card-carrying member of Gen Z, she is among the first to call dibs on the latest trends. Head-to-toe colour, unconventional silhouettes, and dramatic sleeves: check, check and check. Turn your Instagram feed into your own personal runway by scouting the newest trends making waves on the fashion circuit and giving them your own spin to make them uniquely yours.