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5 Times Mindy Kaling Proved She’s Our Go-To For All Things Fashion

From her unique choice of silhouettes to styling bold prints, here’s why we think Mindy Kaling is the ultimate style queen

By Isha Mayer  June 24th, 2021

From not only playing memorable characters in shows like The Office and The Mindy Project but also writing and producing them, Mindy Kaling has proven to be a multi-talented celebrity in Hollywood. But today, we’re here to talk about something she’s quite underrated for, that is, her sense of style. The star has developed an individual aesthetic that not only matches her endearing personality but also brings a freshness to it for everyone to take inspiration from. Whether she’s dressing to impress or dressing for herself, Mindy always brings her A-game with her looks. On her birthday today, we give you proof of five times she has given us fashion lessons and been the ultimate style queen.

1. When Her Silhouettes Were As Flattering As Her

One glance at the star’s Instagram, and you know she plays a lot with classics and knows what works best for her body. Pleated A-line dresses and skirts, along with bodycon outfits with ruffles, puff sleeves, and unique cuts, have become the actress’ go-to, making it her signature style. And there’s no doubt she pulls them off. So if you need help styling these outfits, you know who to turn to. 

 

2. The Times When She Paired Her Colours Well

Be it a red carpet event or a casual day in her at-home garden, Mindy isn’t afraid of wearing bright shades. From colour-coordinating to colour-blocking, she’s on point with them all. Let the star show you how to go about styling monochrome outfits and bold tones.

For the 2020 Oscars, Mindy Kaling kept it super simple and elegant in a yellow Dolce & Gabbana dress. Her choice of accessories? A Chopard diamond necklace.
Bring in some cheer with a neon pink, off-shoulder dress. If you want to amplify the vivid colour, opt for a white accessory but you can also subdue it by adding a black or a beige tone.
Get on board with the cottagecore trend with a tangerine number and colour block it with a deep blue handbag, stilettos and beaded jewellery.
The celebrity is taking us back to summer with this purple floral dress, babydoll pink satchel and boho-chic earrings. But it's those metallic sandals that made all the difference to her look.

 

3. When Her Prints Did All The Talking 

One often tends to play it safe with prints but not Mindy. Donning bold and striking printed outfits on multiple occasions, her knowledge of colour pairing can be seen with these looks too.

Break the print with an accessory such as a handbag in a colour picked from the print. This will ensure a colour-coordinated look.
But if you like to keep it minimal, let the print shine and stick to something simple like hoops for accessorising.
Get in the experimental zone and match two clashing prints. The trick is to choose the right colours, maybe contrasting or matching, and you'll be set.
Even a unique choice of silhouette can up the ante of your print. Case in point, Mindy paired her floral skirt with an off-beat choice: a cardigan.

 

4. When She Means Business

If you’re wondering how to give your formals an edge over the rest, trust the celebrity to give you some lessons.

Ditch a pantsuit and make way for this chic business casual combo: an oversized, puff-sleeved blazer with a pencil skirt. Accessorise the look with a belt cinched at the waist, a pair of sunnies and stilettos.
Wondering how to give your checkered dress an upgrade for a casual WFH meeting? Layer it with a sweatshirt and pair it with a pussy-bow scarf (a style we often see Mindy leaning towards).
Like Mindy, if you too have a maxi dress with a geometrical print in your wardrobe, style the outfit with a trench or a floor-length shirt. You'll surely stand out in a crowd.

 

5. But Also Knows How To Keep It Fun And Quirky

During the quarantine phase last year, we saw a rather fun, quirky side of Mindy. While everyone settled in their PJs, Mindy kept herself (and us) entertained with fashion-forward looks. Whether it was posing on her stairs while commuting to her room, or giving a fashionable spin to her loungewear, or simply dressing up to feel good and beat the lockdown blues, the actress definitely showed us a more playful side when it came to her sense of style, and we’re here for it. Scroll through for a glimpse of our favourite looks.