In a generation that veers towards baggy mom jeans, PVC and micro mini bags, cropped cardigans and more—Sara Ali Khan propagates a style which steers clear of trends. Both on and off duty, the Bollywood actor has been spotted acing Indian silhouettes and drapes time and again. Whether its a breezy kurta as her airport look of choice or heavily embellished suits for events, it’s safe to say that she has a strong inclination towards traditional fits.
From Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla’s playful designs to Manish Malhotra’s glamorous take on Indian wear, ahead find all our favourite ethnic looks aced by Sara Ali Khan.
1. Pastel Paradise
Harbouring a knack for giving Indian wear a millennial upgrade, the actor channels a sartorial aesthetic of her own. With this sharara set complete with mirror work and pastel embroidery, she broke the notion of Indian wear being typical. Complementing this subtle look were hoops with floral detailing and a tucked-in side braid for that something ‘extra’.
2. Berry Lush
Lesson to learn from this look? When in doubt with Indian dress code, opt for coordinated separates paired with a long cape. Take inspiration from the actor who chose burgundy hued separates, cape with abstract ethnic detailing and minimal accessories for a simple yet put together style.
3. Summer Dreams
If you love Indian looks which aren’t too OTT then here’s your cue. Dressed in an Indian broderie anglaise suit, the actor kept it traditional yet contemporary with this fit for her movie promotions. She chose oxidised Indian jewellery as accessories, kohl and layers of mascara to elevate the look.
4. Playful Neon
Incorporating fluorescent hues like electric blue or shocking lime green can be a minefield to navigate when it comes to Indian silhouettes. But Sara Ali Khan knows exactly how to pass unscathed through the field. Take sartorial lessons from this monotone neon look which she pulled off with panache. Here’s the trick: when going for neon, opt for minimal makeup and accessories.
5. Royal Up
For occasions when your outfit is the show stopper, let the actor show you how to do it the right way. Donning a contrasting violet and ochre embellished suit by Manish Malhotra, she kept it low-key for the rest of her look. The main trick? She added statement earrings to up the ante while letting her outfit shine.
6. Millennial Red
If you’re bookmarking the classic red silhouette to attend a wedding or perhaps for your own, then count on this simple look for inspiration. Sans the traditional dupatta, the actor kept it elegant and impactful with this bridal red lehenga, gold jewellery and highlights to add that refreshingly young factor.