With multiple festivals and even more weddings already slotted into your hectic social calendar, it’s never too early to get a head start on your festive wardrobe. Especially if you don’t have the budget of an Ambani heiress. So is there a way for you to stand out in every Instagram post and family album without busting a gigantic hole in your bank balance? Yes, insist stylists to the stars Karuna Laungani and Allia al Rufai, who’re responsible for making sure that celebrities from Sonam Kapoor to Anushka Sharma make it to the top of those best dressed lists.
And it all begins with the right investments.
Rather than spend time hunting down head-to-toe looks that aren’t versatile, both stylists advise you to spend your money on statement pieces and key accessories that can be styled differently, depending on the occasion.
Here’s a cheat sheet.
Key pieces to invest in this festive season