Fashion can be flexible, though there are broad basic rules. However, not all follow them strictly. There are some, who mix and match them setting an individual identity. Katrina Kaif ’s flowing anarkali dress; Kareena’s tight-fitted shorts; and Kangana’s hip-hop deep V-neck. So develop your own innovative style and fashion — for others to emulate.
April 13, 2012 India Tribune 23 BY GAURI SHAH There are few people, who aren't bitten by the fashion bug; the only difference between glam and sham is the way you style yourself. Now not everyone can mix-match to perfection; use the right cuts, colors and pair the most striking accessories. Let's face it; all of us would love a nudge in the right direction, even the so-called fashionistas. Heck, even so-called designers need “inspiration” from time to time. So what's the harm if we play copy cat sometimes especially if it's aping someone inspirational; after all isn't imitation the biggest form of flattery? But let's get practical, we can never compete with their brands and tags, can we?! Not in a million years! But that's the glitz factor; gives us the opportunity to reincarnate our fave celeb looks without spending a fortune! Go; get your act together ladies! Classical Fan of Sonam and Katrina's classic look? From those anarkali kurtas over tapered chudidars to billowy girliefrocks? Borrow your ma's old Paithani (take prior permission) and take the mag (that has the look you like) to your tailor and explain in detail; add the border to the edge of bottom, neck and sleeves (long, transparent) and team that with a plain pair of leggings (only two inches of the bottom are seen anyway). Jessica Alba's doe-eyed fluffy frock look can never go out of style! Plus it takes years off of you. Get your hands on any frock in your cupboard. Snip it just above the knee along with sleeves, buy some baby pink-blue-yellow lace from the bazaar and attach that to the sleeves to make a cap sleeved look and addsome high waist loops to clinch a contrast colored belt; you're set! The edge Girly not doing it for you and bold-edge more your style? Kangana's hip-hop Goth look is applauded every time. Borrow your old man's straight-fitted trousers; a few sizes larger will ensure that high waisted look you want. Now just alter the waist and length (just shy of your toes) to fit you and tuck a crisp white shirt into it, tie your hair up and team this with high heels. Kristen Stewart in theTwilight series manages to get it right every single time; onscreen. Anti-fits, a snug vest and a checked shirt front openspells casual chic without going overboard. Add your spunk to this; a loose knotwith cascades of strands on your face, bold eyes and a long clock/ring neck piece. Dewarists If the gypsy, flowy look iswhat your heart desires, go the Anushka, Deepika, Neha way; the young Bolly brigade sure know how to make this look go gaga! You know those yogi-Osho kurtas that are easily available; buy a variety ofcolors. Keep the length but use the scissors to your choice to make some sharp but smalls lits at the end. Show those bony shoulders, cut that piece of cloth off. Make the neck deep, real deep. Flowing mane, a nose piercing and some anklets sizzle this. Jenny Aniston too carried the bohemian silhouette brilliantly. Most of our moms will have one 'maxi' they've kept as buried treasure from their college days. Kindly swap that in return for a big hug and tighten/ loosen/shorten to the style you like.Hip's don't lie The Latino look has always caught one's attention first simply because it's fiery, larger than life and vibrant. J Lo is the brand ambassador of the Mediterranean blush hands down and her short pleated skirts are a global rage. Pick up Scottish skirts and pair them with tees, bandana, big glares and knee-strapped espandrils. Kareena lends oomph to the tight-fitted shorts with boots ensemble. Cut those denims off to bare those legs or simply pick up a good fitted pair of semi-formal shorts that look great when put together with a poncho/ loose tee.