The grey skies and occasional showers signal the start of leg-baring season, which calls for a reappraisal of wardrobe staples. And if there’s one thing we’ve learned from the best-dressed crew of Bollywood over the years, it is that the incessant downpour outdoors needn’t necessarily rain on your parade (read: sartorial choices). Whether you are heading out for groceries or just planning to enjoy the pleasant weather through your window, short hemlines and a balanced use of colour will see you through the gloomy weather. Looking for inspiration? Scroll down to take style cues from Kareena Kapoor Khan, Anushka Sharma and Priyanka Chopra.
Shorts are a no brainer, the raised hemlines make them a winning pick. Throw on a slogan T-shirt just like Anushka Sharma wore with her blue shorts, or add a polished touch by opting for a buttoned up blouse like Alaya F’s ivory one. The biker shorts trend has been pedalling away on a low cadence for a few seasons, and now is the perfect time to give it a shot. If you want to play it safe, take a leaf out of Deepika Padukone’s stylebook and opt for a black-on-black look. While the actor opted for a sweatshirt, you can always throw on a roomy T-shirt. Extra points for picking playful prints, as Priyanka Chopra demonstrated with her patterned blouse and grey shorts combo.
When it comes to fabrics, it’s the best to give slow-drying, heavy picks like denim some rest, and pick breezy dresses instead. They’ll stand out just as much and are super easy to style. Rely on playful prints like Kareena Kapoor Khan and opt for a printed shirtdress for your grocery run. Or inject a bolt of colour to your wardrobe by getting your hands on solid hued numbers like like Dia Mirza’ tangerine dress. If you want something flowy, then you can count on Disha Patani's short floral dress featuring a crisscross back. Scroll through our slideshow for all the celebrity style inspiration you will need this monsoon.Also read:
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