From Deepika Padukone to Sara Ali Khan, from bold flounce sleeves to demure ethnic pants, here are the top Bollywood celeb street style trends to try this season.
Our Bollywood has all types of celebrities. Some dress so plainly that they embody the girl-next-door to the T. Others, taking the casual stylish route, show off the best of looks put together for the airport or just a cup of coffee to Starbucks, taking the phrase “everyday is a fashion show and the world is your runway” quite seriously.
And if you want to know what the hottest western wear trends in India right now are, this is the right place to look at. Each of us are trying to look our best every day, and these street style stars have demonstrated how. We’ve nailed down the 13 street savvy Bollywood celeb street style looks you need to try this season. Let’s check out!
Bollywood Celeb Street Style Trends to Try
Uniquely Styled Stripes
The versatile stripes have been in the fashion scene forever and they are going to stay for even longer. But this season, you gotta go back the stripes in non-basic ways. Fashion It girls Sonam Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut take different approaches on the stripe trend.
Sonam goes for an unconventional uber cool look, pairing a striped linen kurta with a waterfall cardigan and ripped boyfriend jeans. She adds a pair of kicks and oxidized metal jewelry to complement the look along with a leather satchel.
On the other hand, Kangana keeps it clean with classic trousers and black sling. But she adds stripes in her stilettos, to match her shirt’s stripes exactly. She goes with a bold lip and mirror sunglasses to complete her stylish street style look.
Something we saw become very trendy in 2019 and is still reigning in 2020 is the androgynous trend, particularly the pant suit. In fact, we’re seeing loads of boyish designs in Bollywood celeb street style this year. Pant suits have traditionally been the work-wear, but in recent years, became so versatile to descend to street style looks and airport fashion.
This no effort look hits all the right notes. Following the footsteps of 70s fashion icon Farah Fawcett, Bollywood celebrities are making waves with their innate sense of style in the pant suit. They’re making this a must have travel or airport look to don this season.
Kimonos are a timeless garment, but this Japanese garment is a great idea to spice up any streets style looks. Comfy yet chic, they are perfect for traveling in. Celebs are creating kimono outfits that are brimming with personality.
Parineeti Chopra, Alia Bhatt and Priyanka Chopra show Bollywood celeb street style looks that are equal parts similar yet distinctive in their own way. Laid back in monotone, sexy in slip top and torn jeans or fashion forward in velvet and white kicks – take your pick. This trend has got to be my absolute fave. And I would decide to pick monotone with a floral kimono for my look.
So go ahead and try this effortless piece in your own way. Make it look completely stylish with just a single accent piece.
Khaki Utility Jacket
This utilitarian khaki jacket comes across as unexpectedly chic, if you wear it the right way. With non- stop trends coming our way, Deepika Padukone knows just how to don them all. The Bollywood heartthrob was spotted at the airport in a utility jacket giving the garment twice the spin, once with athleisure and the other with an urban street style.
This elevated modern practical jacket is not for all I must say, it is a tad bit challenging to style and make a statement with. So if you want to don it, pair it with neutrals. The easiest way is to wear it with skinny jeans, white sneakers and white tank top.
Graphic/ Logo Tee
This 90s trend is back just in time for the summer. The look-at-me logo tee is an accessible staple in everyone’s wardrobe, not just Bollywood celeb street style. And it’s so easy to create go to looks with it – just pair it with your favorite ripped jeans and pumps or sneakers. This season, swap your bottoms and team the tee with pieces which aren’t just your basic denim.
Kangana echoes the ultimate smart casual look by teaming it with a plaid pencil skirt and a bright leather jacket.
Whereas Sara Ali Khan plays it safe with torn jeans or shorts. And as always, Sonam infuses her look with another variation to smart casual with crop trousers, white shirt and patent leather brogues.
Want a breezy summery outfit that looks as chic as it’s comfortable in the Indian heat? Or even in the chilly weather!
Scrolling through the fashion timeline, retro flounce sleeves are having a major comeback in Bollywood celeb street style. Love it or despise it, Athiya Shetty knows how to style a checkered flounce sleeve shirt and denim together, carefully taking it to the next level. The perfect compromise between chic and dapper, what do you say?
Needless to say, Sonam sparked a sense of fashion expertise in her ensemble in an off-the-shoulder flounce, striped skirt, white sneakers and not to miss those gorgeous waves making heads turn. This would be a great look for your summer vacation.
Nothing looks oh-so-stylish, while simultaneously being oh-so-easy, like a pair of denims or even better – embellished denims. In 2020, apparently the embroidered denims are back and all you gotta do is keep things simple.
This trend hit its peak with its approval by millennial celebs Athiya Shetty, Alia Bhatt and Kriti Sanon. Raise the bar or keep it low key, based on where you are going. Alia Bhatt chose dark denims with a lot of embroidery on both legs, paired with a classic plaid button-up shirt.
Athiya Shetty did something similar in a white shirt. This look will work for a night out or casual date.
While Kriti Sanon kept is super-casual with cropped jeans and sneakers. She chose light-shaded denims with minimal embroidery, and paired them with a crop tank top and tote bag for a street style look.
With the welcome of blazers and pant suits, duster coats, too, have also been getting a lotta lovin’ in the Bollywood celeb street style scene. Whether casually thrown over or worn over-sized, they can be styled with the rest of your wardrobe benefiting from them. An ideal transitional outerwear to upgrade your fashion look.
If it’s your first foray in the game of duster coats, keep it laid back like Alia in denims and graphic tee or a simple slip dress. Further into the fashion game, try it on with an elevated look like a matching duster coat paired with an athleisure outfit. Or a classic white shirt and booties.
Deepika takes everything a notch higher, and duster coats are no exception. She wears one in denim over patent leather leggings, making one of the chicest airport looks of hers.
Denim on Denim
This popular trend reinvents itself every season across the globe. At this point, we can’t even call it a “trend” anymore. Either way, it is something cool to wear when you want to create a nice casual look.
Athiya Shetty stepped out in a new riff on the casual trend with tonal denim on denim, converse shoes and a gold choker, emblazoning the look by leaving the shirt unbuttoned till the bust-line.
Breezing through the trend, Janhvi Kapoor wears the typical denim on denim paring with distressed denim jeans and denim shirt. She adds a pair of simple hoops, creating an effortless style statement.
Crop Parallel Ethnic Pants
With Bollywood’s Pataudi princess championing the ethnic look, crop parallel ethnic pants are a closet essential to lean on. Whether it is made of a crisp cotton or a soft silk, these pants instantly make you appear elegant. Tackling your daily tasks, heading to the airport or even work, no matter what time, these pants are the quintessential part of Indian street style.
Sara Ali Khan wears two pink suits with crop parallel pants – one pair that is more palazzo like, and the other more straight-cut. She also wears an ethnic jumpsuit with loose-fitted and crop parallel pants. You can also pair them with a crop top, a tucked-in tee or a hip-length kurta.
Classic White Shirt
Bollywood celeb street style is obsessed with classic wardrobe essentials. With gender fluid fashion on the rise, the classic white shirt is having a revamp moment. Cropped, knotted or worn with an accent-piece, you need a new jolt of the shirt to keep you stylish.
Use subtle but fashion forward details like brogue heels or plaid blazer (Kangana Ranaut), denim jacket and cropped trousers (Sonam Kapoor) or ripped boy jeans to elevate the look.
While denims are an all-year winner item, variations in design giving fresh new styles are always welcome. These slightly-baggy yet fitted at waist jeans bring out your masculine vibe by just a tiny bit. The ‘boy’ jeans are different than ‘boyfriend’ jeans in that the former are fitted-but-slight-loose and cropped, whereas boyfriend jeans are baggy all-over.
Bollywood celebrities are acing the garçon look with the boy jeans, creating headlines on street style.
Knowing how to style them and where to rock them is key. Adding hints of feminine flair to your look with cold shoulder, laces and fitted crop tops can make them uber-chic and versatile.
So I hope this round up of the top Bollywood celeb street style looks for this year was helpful. Did you like any of the looks? Lemme know below! And do show us your own street style outfit by tagging us on Instagram @shilpaahujadotcom!
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Shazia Bargathullah is a regular freelance writer at ShilpaAhuja.com. She is also a fashion design graduate from iNIFD. Her journey started with a keen visual eye, an interest in styling and a passion for design. She has an expertise in modest fashion and writes about makeup tips, beauty trends and runway-inspired fashion ideas. She is also the author of the blog Devil Wears Parda. For comments and feedback, please email [email protected]