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3 trendy ways to style the kurta for summer, according to Alia, Anushka and more

In shades that are ideal for beating the heat

The unassuming kurta is one wardrobe staple that every Indian woman owns and loves — its versatility allows you to take it from day to night, no questions asked. In recent outings, Bollywood celebrities Alia Bhatt and Anushka Sharma opted for the ethnic ensemble, giving us three trendy ways to style a kurta for summer. Here's all the styling inspiration you need:

1. Paired with metallic accessories

Alia picks a full-length floral printed A-line kurta set in blue from Anita Dongre that she accessorises with vintage silver earrings and metallic footwear. Her minimal make-up gives off a fresh, dewy glow that's ideal for hot summer days when you don't want your make-up streaking down your face.

Alia Bhatt in Anita Dongre

Nimrat Kaur picks a white Chikankari kurta and matching palazzo pants. Metallic juttis and round sunglasses complete her daywear look.

Nimrat Kaur

2. Add height to your look with ethnic-inspired wedges

Decked out in an embroidered organic bamboo kurta, pearl-edged straight pants and a dupatta from Varsha Wadhwa, Alia keeps it simple yet stylish with minimal make-up. Golden wedges lend length to her look, while a pair of jhumkas round off her ensemble.

Alia Bhatt in Varsha Wadhwani

3. Skip the accessories and keep the sunglasses  

Spotted at the airport, Anushka Sharma wears a full-length printed kurta with matching palazzo pants and a dupatta from her favourite designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee. She prefers to go sans accessories and instead, chooses a pair of round sunglasses and a black carryall to complete her look.

Anushka Sharma airport

Yet another airport style look has Deepika Padukone sporting a white Chikankari kurta and palazzo pants. The Padmaavat actor accessorises it with a pair of sunglasses and her Hermès bag.   

Deepika Padukone chikankari kurta