Fashion Focus 10 style lessons to learn from Sonam Kapoor

That Sonam Kapoor is a fashion icon who hits it out of the park with every single outfit can never be up for debate. Her effortless style, love for experimentation, and inimitable je ne sais quoi is the stuff sartorial legends are made of.

Vogue has decoded her style down to 10 habits that every fashion fanatic ought to follow for a winning look!

1. Power dressing and pant suits go hand-in-hand
Nothing screams boss lady like a pantsuit. Follow Kapoor’s lead and oscillate between monochrome, pinstripes and fuss-free prints for maximum impact.

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2. A jacket draped over your shoulders is always on point

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Be it a sheer bolero over your sari, a lace cardigan over a summer dress or a silk coat over your couture number, this ingenious styling tip promises instant insouciance.

3. Up your hair game

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Ruffling up a storm with your tresses is the key to take a look from run-of-the-mill to va-va-voom. Think messy buns, fierce ponytails and everything in between.

4. Say yes to the Sari 2.0

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Take a leaf from the style icon’s book and give age-old silhouettes a modern-day update. Spice up your sari with a sheer cape, cropped blazer or embellished floor-length jacket.

5. Don’t underestimate the power of accessories

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Whether it’s bling by her mom Sunita Kapoor or her trusty Suhani Pittie stunners, the actress doesn’t shy away from look-at-me baubles. A hero accessory is all you need to lend any look a finishing flourish.

6. Know your body type

Use your body type to your advantage when forging your sartorial path. Kapoor knows what works for her frame, and accentuates those curves in fit-and-flare silhouettes.

7. The LBD is a classic for a reason (and a good one at that)
From the derby to the red carpet, Kapoor has proven that a little black dress is always occasion-appropriate. It’s no surprise, then, that she is a self-confessed hoarder of this one-piece wardrobe wonder.

8. Embrace your inner geek

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The numerous sightings of Kapoor in her beloved cat-eyed frames begs the question—can your off-duty look really be deemed a style ‘spectacle’ without a pair of cool geek-chic glasses?

9. Stay away from the herd mentality
Bollywood’s resident fashionista knows that you can’t really stand out if you dress like everyone else. So like her, scout for new labels, experiment with offbeat silhouettes, and say yes to vintage everything.

10. Have fun with fashion

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And most importantly, playing dress up shouldn’t be a chore. As long as you’re having fun with fashion, you’re doing it right!