When Coco Chanel said, “fashion changes, but style endures,” she must have been hinting at one timeless fashion ally — accessories! Be it boots, bags, belts or bow-ties — some essential picks will take your fits from bleh to bussin’. There’s something out there for everyone and if you haven’t found what works for you yet, it’s time to take notes from the experts. Here’s how Tollywood’s finest are styling the season’s hottest statement accessories:
Flowers are timeless and have been in vogue for centuries! Be it a bold bouquet of flowers for your retro bun or a breezy over-the-ear blossom, flowers can really help you channel some main character energy.
Add some drama to your fusion or ethnic fits with some metallic brooches. They go with suits, sherwanis and even breezy white kurtas. Be it a sleek one like Abir Chatterjee’s understated brooch with chains or a statement piece like Jeet’s, brooches can make a big difference to the way you dress.
Retro hair clips
If you are looking for a solo, sleek statement, explore vintage or old school hair clips, just like this Earthament number. Take a cue from Swastika Mukherjee and place it around a low bun or on a side parting and score a perfect 10 on the OOTD meter.
Naths and septum rings
On days when the heart craves pizzazz, we are all for eye-catching picks like septum rings or a Maharashtrian nath like Ishaa Saha’s. If you’re wearing a sari, skip the boring jewellery and go for nose rings to stand out from the crowd.
Got a designer bag and want to go all in on the logomania trend? Take a cue from Tolly stars! While Nusrat Jahan flaunts her oversized Chanel tote with some casuals, Oindrila Sen explores an understated styling by clipping her petite Louis Vuitton coin purse to her crossbody sling.
Trends will come and go but the trusty white sneaker will never disappoint. It’s gender-fluid, versatile and adds a sporty element to any fit. While Gourab Chatterjee goes for some dressy white sneakers, Subhashree wears an athletic high-top pair to go with her red dress.
Stockings can be an all-day pick if you pick right and find a good pair of boots. Riya Sen’s classic stockings are immaculate and can zhuzh up an LBD instantly.
Parno Mittra pairs a stunning retro gold-toned necklace with the unlikeliest clothes. This just goes to show that classic styling can also be fresh and quirky. We love how the beige dress and mustard coat bring out the sheen in the necklace.