Wondering how to get your festive wardrobe ready for the coming months? Actor Vidya Balan is the inspiration you need right now!
What's the first word that comes to your mind every time someone speaks of Balan? Actor par excellence, homegrown fashion champion, and the perfect blend of the bold and the [Indian] beauty. From facing rejection, body shaming, to being called a fashion disaster, one of Bollywood's top actors, Balan has shunned all stereotypes only to emerge as a style icon and a powerhouse of talent.
Let's check out some of her latest looks that showcase her sartorial choices.
Black kurta set paired with an ikat print dupatta by designer Gaurang Shah, Balan opts for simple makeup, earrings and a floral gajra. The embroidery on the sleeves breaks the monotony of the all-black outfit, and the choice of accessories only adds to the glamour of this simple yet stylish traditional Indian attire.
A simple monochrome yellow trouser and shirt by Zara, paired with mules in a lighter shade of the same colour, makes a classic case for monochrome dressing. She accessorises it with a pair of earrings, a pendant, and a high ponytail to create an effortless yet glamorous statement.
With a formidable collection of sarees that range from Kanjeevarams to trendy prints, Balan's saree wardrobe is perfect for festive occasions. This Anavila checkered saree paired with a blue blouse, and accessories with boho earrings, finger rings, and a simple bun; is another fuss-free option you can try this festive month.
This beige saree by Mati Crafts paired with a red blouse can easily fit the bill for a friend's wedding. Once again, Balan keeps the look simple with a small bindi and bun. The gem-studded earrings and gold bangles with intricate carvings adds just the right amount of bling to the whole ethnic look without making it look OTT.
In a dark blue and mustard yellow print co-ord set by KoAi, Balan here takes a different approach to fashion but manages to ace the look. Paired with pointed heels, this makes for a perfect option to try if you are planning to go Diwali shopping with your friends.
In an animal print jumpsuit by The House of Inoa, Balan completes the look with a pair of LYN sandals. Braided hairdo, winged eyeliner, sleek earrings, and a belt to add a division to the jumpsuit, Balan's entire look is nothing but party goals.
Speaking of parties, nothing can beat a black dress with heels. So, here she is flaunting a Ritu Kumar black one-piece with OCEEDEE stilettoes. Her side-parted shiny hair with wavy locks, red lip paint, and pearls, perfectly compliment the look. The attire is apt for a date night, a birthday party, and clubbing.
Ever paired a scarf with a saree? Balan will tell you how to do it right with this Devyani Mehrotra outfit. Here she uses the scarf as a hair accessory to cover her bun. The scarf in shades of blue, yellow, and green complements the saree. With yellow as the base, the multi-coloured prints on the saree showing birds, animals, leaves, flowers, and other designs; make it an interesting piece for any function, day, or night.
Well, we sure can’t get enough of Balan's saree collection. Here's another festive option you might want to consider. A maroon-coloured saree by Forsarees with text in Bengali script, paired with a black blouse by Subarna Ray Chaudhuri, is yet another simple styling idea to try this Durga Puja. She pairs it with junk jewellery, a small bindi, and a smudge of kajal.
Be it formal or casual, Balan knows how to ace every look. This off-white, floral print, maxi dress paired with a pink and blue jacket, by Label: Anushree, is the outfit you would want to flaunt on a long weekend trip with your friends. For the hairstyle, she chooses a messy ponytail, and to give the outfit a touch of fusion she matches her sunflower earrings with gold bangles.