One minute dominatrix diva, the next flirtatiously feminine, followed by a quick stop in androgyny-ville. We can safely conclude that Kangana Ranaut is a style chameleon of the best sort. Here’s a lady who owns everything she sports—be it avant-garde couture creations or breezy high street numbers.
Lesson 1: Embrace summer whites
Nothing spells summer-ready like pristine white, and this style queen didn’t miss the memo. A breezy white maxi dress works for anything from a day of travelling to a trip to the beach.
Lesson 2: Big hair don’t care
Why bother spending hours straightening your tresses when the humidity is going to play spoilsport anyway? Go au naturel à la Ranaut and flaunt your wild curls with carefree abandon.
Lesson 3: Go bold or go home
Ranaut is the poster girl for more is more. A heavily sequinned Tom Ford mini with smokey eyes, fishnet stockings and boots? Yes, please! Brave fashion choices are the only way to make a statement.
Lesson 4: Colour block with a twist
If pairing pepto-bismol pink with bright red wasn’t daring enough, Ranaut chose separates with a rich texture to add another layer of stop-and-stare intrigue to the arresting ensemble.
Lesson 5: Maxis are always a good idea
Ms. Ranaut demonstrates that a summer wardrobe without maxi dresses is unthinkable. Like her, give your nod to plunging necklines and sunshine shades or play peek-a-boo with lace.
Lesson 6: Stripe out this season
Stripes are officially cool again and we are totally on board with her non-nautical approach to this linear print.
Lesson 7: Love thy midi skirt
Ranaut’s love affair with midi pencil skirts is proof that bare isn’t the only way to do sexy. A snug pencil skirt, teamed with a ruffled crop top or tucked shirt, does the trick too.
Lesson 8: Matching separates are wardrobe winners
Feel matching separates are past their prime? Think again. Twinning in a flirty crop top and matching skirt is really twice as nice.
Lesson 9: Prints always pack in a punch
From candies and postcards to flowers and dragonflies, no one is off the guest list at our cover girl’s print party. We can’t think of a better way to ace ‘maximum impact with minimal effort’.
Lesson 10: Champion Indian designers
Her love for Burberry and Dior aside, Ranaut nurses a soft spot for homegrown designers too. Her recent clothing call sheet is peppered with labels Pero by Aneeth Arora, Nikhil Thampi, Masaba Gupta, Quirk Box, Hemant & Nandita and Sailex, among others.