Fashion inspiration can be found everywhere – be it our TV screens, our best friend’s wardrobe or a fascinating Pinterest board. But let’s be honest, Bollywood enjoys an unparalleled position in the hearts of us Indians. And more often than not, our inspiration lies in the style embodied by our favorite on-screen characters. Remember the cult-worthy lehenga that Kareena Kapoor wore in K3G? Or the trendsetting looks from Aisha, the film that is every girl’s guide to fashion do’s and don’ts.
Kids too look up to their favorite stars and love emulating them. So when it comes to styling kids ethnic wear, don’t rack your brain for inspiration. We have zeroed-in on the trendiest Bollywood looks from the past year for you take cues from!
1. Up Your Kid's Kurta Pajama Game
Let’s start with the two handsome lads Ranbir Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur, who we are greatly idolized by young boys. Ranbir’s character Ayan in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil gives a fun twist to the classic Nehru jacket and kurta combination by layering it with a funky printed stole. Aditya’s character in Fitoor, on the other hand, has a very strong pocket square game going on. Switching from stole to pocket square helps transition the look from casual to formal and we are sure your fashionable tot will pull both these looks off like nobody’s business.
2. Mix, Match and Mesmerize
If there’s one filmmaker who truly understands fashion, then it is Karan Johar. This stylish shirt blouse and skirt ensemble sported by Anushka Sharma in his latest offering Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is sure to be a winner with your daughter. A fresh take on the Indian blouse, the button-down shirt is not only more comfortable but is also fun to play around with. Scrunch it at the elbows, tuck it in or knot it at the waist – the choice is your daughter’s! In keeping with the understated elegance of this outfit, pair it with a statement accessory like a chunky choker and the little stunner is ready to rock and roll.
3. Doll Her up in Florals
With spring on the horizon, floral prints are bound to make a comeback on the runway and this lehenga worn by Katrina Kaif in Baar Baar Dekho makes a very strong case for flower power. One look at this peppy number, and we are sure your style princess will be hooked. Floral prints look especially cute on children when they come in pastel shades or vibrant hues of pinks, peaches and blues. When it comes to accessorizing, make sure to balance out the print-heavy fabric with neutral or metallic footwear and color co-ordinate the jewelry with the outfit.
4. Be Quirky À La Ranveer Singh
Known for his astoundingly unpredictable fashion choices, Ranveer Singh always adds a quirky spin to your regular attire. His latest film Befikre was a celebration of his offbeat style that seamlessly blends together Indian and modern aesthetics. This cream and gold Sherwani jacket worn by him is a classic example of that. Adding vibrancy to the ensemble is the fuchsia turban, that we seriously hope inspires boys to embrace pink and challenge its stereotypical associations with femininity.
5. Go the Classic Way
The salwar kameez has been ruling our silver screens for decades in a row. From Kajol in K3G to Kareena Kapoor in Jab We Met and now Anushka Sharma in Sultan, this traditional outfit is a fail-safe choice that never goes out of style! What makes it really popular with little girls is the comfort factor, which is absolutely required for daylong occasions. To customize the look as per current trends, watch out for patterns, hues and prints that are in for the season. Paired with hoop earrings, bangles and sparkly mojris, this evergreen outfit will truly make your adorable girl look like your miniature version.