Sara Ali Khan, Ananya Panday and all the best-dressed celebs this week
Sara Ali Khan in a floral sharara to Ananya Panday in a multi-coloured lehenga, keep reading to see who made our top celebrity looks of the week.
This week, Sara Ali Khan picked a floral sharara set for Love Aaj Kal promotions, Samantha Akkineni attended the Jaanu trailer launch dressed in a silk saree and Ananya Panday stole the show in a multi-coloured lehenga. In the past few days, while stars like Khan, Akkineni and Panday showed us quite a few note-worthy ethnic India looks, Katrina Kaif made a strong case for less-is-more dressing. She stepped out in an ensemble that looked as comfortable as it did interesting: a black and white polka-dotted shirt paired with a mustard yellow faux leather skirt. Here's a look at Katrina Kaif, Sara Ali Khan, Samantha Akkineni and Ananya Panday's ensembles that earned them our best celebrity looks of the week.
Actress Sara Ali Khan loves to wear a kurta, the one wardrobe staple the actress has relied on since her debut in Kedarnath in 2018. From breezy cotton versions at the airport to heavy embroidered numbers at formal events and weddings, the star has a kurta for almost every occasion. On Monday, she opted for a floral kurta and sharara set, while promoting her upcoming film, Love Aaj Kal, with co-star, Katrik Aaryan in Mumbai.
Sara Ali Khan's outfit by designer Tamanna Punjabi Kapoor comprised of a short, sleeveless kurta, worn with flared shararas. While her kurta came with heavy floral embroidery in shades of yellow, blue and pink, the sharara pants featured delicate blooms in the same palette. Topping off the combination was a sheer white dupatta, which also came doused in pretty multicoloured flowers. Instead of playing it safe, Sara Ali Khan went all-out and accessorised her outfit with a pair of floral earrings that perfectly matched the embroidery of her sharara set. If you’re gearing up for a friend’s wedding, take style cues from Sara Ali Khan’s latest look and invest in a vibrant sharara set.
Spotted out in Mumbai on Tuesday, actress Katrina Kaif added a jolt of colour to her outfit with her choice of skirt. Her picks? A black and white polka-dotted shirt paired with a mustard yellow faux leather skirt. With her latest ensemble, Kaif proved that dressing up doesn’t have to mean giving up on comfort. Instead of picking a body-hugging blouse, the star went with a slouchy shirt, which she tied into a knot at the waist to add structure, while her wrap-around skirt made a winning choice for an afternoon out in the sun.
Kaif’s statement-making separates came together in an interesting contrast, and the actress tied her whole look together by sticking with delicate gold accessories. A pair of skinny hoop earrings peeked out from under her glossy black hair, while layered necklaces drew attention to her decolletage. If you’re currently working on building a versatile party wardrobe, Katrina Kaif’s separates need to be on your must-haves list. Not only will they pack a punch together, but they’d also work well with other staples in your closet.
On Wednesday, actress Samantha Akkineni picked a Chanderi silk saree for the trailer launch of her Telugu film, Jaanu. Akkineni's lightweight beige saree by Chennai-based brand, Studio Bhang, featured intricate buttis all over it. But the element that instantly uplifted the look was its romantic scalloped border embroidered in gold zari. If you’ve been thinking about adding earthy colours to your own closet, take a leaf out of Samantha Akkineni’s stylebook.
Akkineni rounded off her soothing pastel saree by opting for a matching strappy blouse that came with a sweetheart neckline and a crochet trimming. Jewellery wise, she opted for delicate layered necklaces along with gold earrings by Shachee Fine Jewellery. Have a small puja or a family lunch to attend and not sure what to wear? Give beige a try, and consider a saree in a neutral hue like Samantha Akkineni’s.
Actress Ananya Panday stepped out on Wednesday in an eye-catching lehenga. She danced the night away at a friend’s sangeet in Mumbai in a black Tarun Tahiliani, which came embroidered with multi-coloured threads. If you’re a fan of vibrant hues, Ananya Panday’s Tarun Tahiliani threadwork lehenga is one you must check out. It perfectly blends intricate multicoloured embroidery and light mirror detailing.
While Panday’s skimpy sleeveless blouse drew attention to her sculpted abs, her skirt promised to make a comfortable pick for any wedding-hopper who wants to make a statement, without being weighed down by over-the-top embellishments. Completing the look was her sheer black dupatta, which came with a rainbow-hued border that matched the work on her lehenga. To keep her look from going overboard, Ananya Panday styled her designer lehenga with nothing but a pair of gold earrings. If you’re on the hunt for a bold sangeet look that’s easy to dance in, a threadwork lehenga like Ananya Panday’s is just what you need. Bonus: you’ll be able to style that skirt in more than one interesting way by switching up your blouse for future occasions.
(All photos courtesy Katrina Kaif, Sara Ali Khan, Samantha Akkineni and Ananya Panday's official Instagram account.)