PART II: INSPIRATION FROM KAREENA’S MANY CHARACTERS
Kareena may not have influenced her fans’ style too many times off-screen, but a surprisingly large number of the roles she’s played have sparked off trends. Here’s a look at the best ones:
In this film, Kareena played a prostitute – something most heroines at the time weren’t bold enough to do. The look featured strong red lips on bright saris with printed blouses.
Recreate it: Look for a simple sari and jazz it up with a floral blouse. Add a touch of neon to the look to go really bold, or pin your hair up on one side with a decorative clip.
Kareena went au naturel in this film, accentuating her features only with tribal patterns. Her neutral-coloured organic outfits are still admired today.
Recreate it: Pick a sari or any other ethnic silhouette in organic fabrics. Wear with deeply kohled eyes and jewellery made of wood or silver.
3. KABHI KHUSHI KABHIE GHAM
The infamous “Poo” has been every girl’s favourite Bollywood character at some point in time. Kareena played the rich popular girl in perfectly matched high street ensembles with lots of sparkle. Her red crop top and leather pants from ‘You are my soniya’ cannot be forgotten.
Recreate it: You may not want to match your whole outfit from top to toe, but pick glamorous separates and risqué cuts, topped with a plush jacket for a look that’s decadent.
4. JAB WE MET
“Geet”, Kareena’s character from her last film with ex-boyfriend Shahid Kapoor was a free spirit. This Punjabi girl loved casual outfits much like Kareena herself, and let her personality dominate over her wardrobe.
Recreate it: Comfortable Patiala salwars, jeans and casual t-shirts… choose from your favourite loungewear. Add your favourite bangles and a dash of eye-liner to finish.
5. KAMBAKKHT ISHQ
Kareena’s role in Kambakkht Ishq was one of her most glamorous yet. Playing a supermodel, Kareens showed off an envy-worthy wardrobe filled with designer labels.
Recreate it: Look through trend reports to see what’s popular right now – then hunt for bargains by your favorite designers! Keep your outfits glamorous and classy, picking striking separates and complementing them with accessories. Think cocktail dresses, interesting prints and statement jewelry.
The movie that introduced the world to Kareena’s super slim body had her working intensely bronze skin in the tiniest of clothes. Do you dare to try the look?
Recreate it: Step one – find a bronzer that works for your skin tone. Once you’ve got that out of the way, look for crop tops and hot shorts. A more wearable approach would be to pair a short top with well-fitted trousers and throw an interesting jacket on top, or pick a dress that recreates a corset-like look. Keep your hair in loose waves, and add chunky jewelry for a slightly disheveled look.
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ACE voice: Don’t blindly follow a celebrity trend because it looks good on them. Take celebrities looks as an inspiration as to how you can incorporate that trend and/look for your body shape, personality and life style.
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