Valentine’s Day is upon us which means it’s the season-appropriate to have your rose-tinted glasses on and paint the town red. Whether you’ve got plans for a big romantic date or a Galentine’s brunch, you’ve got to put your best foot forward to pose for those ’Gram-worthy photos. But if you’re in a dilemma regarding your outfit choices, we’ve got someone who’s mastered the game to help guide you.
You may remember Malvika Raaj Bagga as the hazel-eyed child actor who played the younger version of the iconic character ‘Pooh’ (later played by Kareena Kapoor) from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. Now that she’s all grown up, she has not only continued acting but also frequently doles out fashion inspiration and style tips to her 594,000 followers on Instagram. And as someone who’s about to spend her first Valentine’s Day as a married woman, she had some great fashion advice to give.
We caught up with her and chatted about all things fashion, from her personal style to her go-to date night ensemble. Here’s what she said:
In Conversation With Malvika Raaj
HELLO!: Can you describe your personal style and how it has evolved over time?
MR: “My personal style is comfortable yet chic and honestly not much has changed with time, but I do love to try out new trends all the time.”
H!: Which underrated style do you think should make a comeback?
MR: “In my opinion, printed pants from the ’70s were so cool should and they should totally make a comeback!”
H!: Which ’90s trend resurgence are you happy about?
MR: “I love the return of the matching co-ord sets.”
H!: What is your go-to ensemble for date nights?
MR: “A little black dress can never go wrong!”
H!: Can you share some tips on how to incorporate the colour red in our outfits in a subtle manner?
MR: “There are many ways to add red to an outfit if you’re uncomfortable wearing it in a big way. For instance, you can use red accessories like a red bag or a belt. You can also wear an oversized red blazer over a black or white dress and that would add the ‘Valentine Love’ to it. Another great way to add an oomph factor to your basic outfit would be to wear red high boots.”
H!: Can you share your favourite make-up hack that has become a part of your routine?
MR: “My favourite make-up hack is warming up my eyelash curler before using it and then applying the mascara. You will never need to wear false lashes again.”
H!: What is the best fashion advice you’ve come across?
MR: “I think it would be my favourite quote from Coco Chanel, ‘dress like your going to meet your worst enemy’.”