There is something so charmingly timeless about actor Aditi Rao Hydari’s persona. That elusive je ne sais quoi? Hydari—dignified, poised and always elegant—has been generously blessed with it. Her Instagram bio that reads ‘In a world full of Kardashians, be an Audrey’ is an indication of her mindset. And by extension, her sartorial aesthetic.
The Padmaavat star’s off-duty style is bohemian with a whimsical twist—very ‘doe-eyed gypset in the city’. This is in stark contrast to the high-octane drama she normally brings to the red carpet. But when not on the job, this showstopper du jour (Hydari is the choicest pick of top designers in the country) likes to kick back in her casual best. Better yet, if there’s a floral print involved. Printed maxi dresses are a top-drawer essential. She is regularly spotted in creations by Payal Pratap and Pramaa by Pratima Pandey, often cinched with a broad belt for added definition. Kurta sets are another favourite. Her repertoire boasts ample variety, including ditsy floral print sharara sets, Grassroot by Anita Dongre embroidered kurta sets and Tokree pastel suits. These are unfailingly finished with silver jewellery (she must have quite the collection by now, we’d guess!), juttis and her Vipul Shah bags.
And when in the mood to bring out her more urban alter ego, it’s a simple but time-tested solid tee and jeans combo. The classical dancer’s trick to keep it from being boring is to experiment with jeans. She has fun with her picks, playing with panelled high-waisted styles to ripped boyfriend jeans instead. Sweatshirts worn with belted minis or denim shorts make the cut too. Another fail-safe favourite? A white tee with black leggings and a denim jacket, for the ultimate in off-duty cool. Scroll down to take a closer peek at her off-duty style.Also read:
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