8 fun ways celebrities are wearing denim right now
Don’t give us that ol’ skinny jeans and jacket spiel
Summer. The one time of the year that you’re thankful you weren’t born into House Stark and their wintery legacy. Hullo there, bikinis, flirty midis and denim-everything. But if you thought you could get away with ripped leggings and maybe a denim bomber or two, you’ve got another think coming. Please step aside and allow Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor and the rest of Bollywood’s stylish crew to demonstrate the many, many wonders of denim.
8 celebrity-approved ways to have fun with denim this summer
As a dress
As effective as it is simple, bring back the humble denim dress and know that you are in good company: Alia Bhatt wore her Zadig & Voltaire number with understated make-up and a Varun Dhawan on her arm. Priyanka Chopra took her Carolina Herrera trench coat dress from day-to-night with vamp lips.
As a jumpsuit
In the stickiest season of the year, Alia Bhatt’s Lulu & Sky ruffled jumpsuit promises comfort. And just the right amount of skin to get you an all-access pass into clubs at night.
Give a girl some denim, and she’ll turn right around and ask you for more. Jacqueline crumpled up the doctor’s prescribed daily dosage and threw together denim flares, a bralette and an oversized trench from Ikai by Ragini Ahuja. More is definitely more, this season.
As a shirt
If you must go back to basics, swap your denim shirt for a lengthy buttondown from Bhane, and you might just bump into Kareena Kapoor Khan and Sonam Kapoor in the checkout queue.
As ruffled bottoms
Dial up the drama with a pair of mega flares, à la Jacqueline Fernandez. Bell bottoms are back and it’s officially time to start worrying if we’re stuck in a time warp. Reward yourself for punching in overtime at the gym by throwing on a crop top to flash ‘em abs. Or borrow an oversized shirt from your man for a more laidback vibe.
As a mini
If you’ve got the gams for it, then you’d better flaunt it: Deepika Padukone would personally like to attest to the virtues of a good ol’ fashioned denim mini. But with oversized cold shoulder detailing, because life is too short for wearing both sleeves.
When you’re happy and you know it, throw on a pair of denim separates and a sunny smile to match your cheery umbrella. Masaba Gupta’s denim line is heaven-sent for those who just can’t look ripped jeans in the eye anymore. "My prints translate really well onto denim, so I decided to do a whole range for the summer,” explains Masaba. Not one pair of frayed jeans in sight.
As a sari
…For those days when your parents want you to attend that family dinner, but you’d much rather hold on to your street cred, thank you very much. Sonam Kapoor’s draped denim sari created an online sensation and inspired designer Masaba Gupta to spin an entire collection around it.