The first leg of festivals may be over, but we are in no mood to slow down on style. Weekends are the perfect time for dressing up, from dancing night-outs to Sunday brunch and pool parties, even that occasional date. With so much to do, here’s a little inspiration to perk up your style. Two different looks, two style personalities—take your pick.
Anamika Chanda, style director
I have always been fascinated with androgynous styling. I like edgy anything. When I dress up, I delight in bringing out my inner spunk through what I wear. This look is a mix of structure and flow, feminine-masculine, soft and strong. I’m obsessed with jackets, in absolute agreement with Alexander McQueen who finds an expression of strength in women through jackets!
What I wore Leather strap floral slit dress and sequinned bomber jacket, Kazo; ear cuff: flea market; watch, Espirit; colour blocked pointed stilettos, Woodlands
Where to wear Party, nights out
Style personality Edgy, Glamorous
Recommended body type Pear, apple, hourglass
Sohini Dey, fashion editor
I was born a few decades too late; I should have lived in the Sixties or Seventies. If you’ve seen me devour seasons of Mad Men to stalking international sites for old-school clothes and accessories you already know it, vintage is my weakness. This curve-loving ensemble is all Peggy Olson’s spunk meets Betty Draper’s style. Not everything old is gold, but vintage style is definitely platinum.
What I wore Lace dress, Vera Wang; square studs, Sia Art Jewellery, watch, Esprit, wedge heels, Catwalk
Where to wear First date, Sunday brunch
Style personality Classic, Feminine, Glamorous
Recommended body types Pear, hourglass, rectangle, lean column
Photographs Lucky Malhotra; Hair & makeup Shyam Kashap; Location courtesy Jean-Claude Biguine Salon & Spa, Indiranagar
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