Classy. Elegant. Sophisticated. These are the words you'd probably use to describe Sonam Kapoor's sense of style. And why not? She is hailed as one of Bollywood's most fashionable celebrities. On Sonam's 31st birthday today, we pick 10 of her best looks that prove why she is a fashion icon.
(All pics Sonam Kapoor's Instagram account @sonamkapoor)
What stands out: Jhumkas and gajra
Sonam Kapoor cuts a pretty picture in this bright yellow anarkali designed by Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla. The gorgeous jhumkas and the (rare) use of a gajra complements her look and adds to the festive spirit of Ganesh Chaturthi, the occasion for which she donned this desi avatar.
What stands out: Cobalt blue gown
Sonam Kapoor walked the red carpet at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival looking radiant in a cobalt blue creation by designers Ralph & Russo. Her sapphire and diamond earrings and a pair of Zanotti sandals added to her royal look. Sonam won half the battle by choosing the royal blue colour that stood out against the red carpet. Her side-swept hair added a touch of softness to complete her look. (Read more)
What stands out: Neckpieces
Sonam Kapoor wore Anamika Khanna's creation to the Filmfare Awards 2015. To enhance her look, she paired the outfit with ankle-strap sandals and beautiful jewellery designed by her mother, Sunita Kapoor. No one accessorises as well as Sonam does and her pictures prove that. The black nail polish adds the extra oomph and strikes a contrast with her golden neckpieces.
What stands out: Bright red nail paint and lipstick
Can Sonam Kapoor get any more stylish? When Tommy Hilfiger celebrated ten years of presence in India, Sonam Kapoor attended the event in Delhi wearing a black Tommy Hilfiger jumpsuit. She sported a bun and enhanced her look with bright red lipstick and nail paint. Sonam sets a stellar example of how one should opt for black when in doubt. Not only is it slimming and sophisticated, but it also matches with different-coloured accessories.
What stands out: Earrings
Sonam Kapoor visited the sets of 'Dance India Dance' to promote her film 'Dolly Ki Doli' donning a Kotwara lehenga paired with the beautiful 'chaandbalis' (earrings) designed by her mother Sunita. Her move to tie her hair in a bun made sure the earrings get all the well-deserved attention.
What stands out: Nathni (nose ring)
Sonam Kapoor paraded on the red carpet of Cannes Film Festival 2013 donning a traditional Anamika Khanna outfit. She opted for a white lace saree paired with an embroidered jacket that added a modern touch to her look. But it is her nathni that became the talk of the town and made her style stand out.
What stands out: Nude pastel shade outfit
Sonam Kapoor goes bold and how! For the Armani Privé in Paris, she wore a Giorgio Armani creation from the Spring 2015 collection. The flattering combination of the nude pastel shade gown with a low neckline did wonders to her look. It was sexy and sassy. This girl can carry any look off with confidence and that explains why she is Bollywood's fashionista.
What stands out: Accessories
Sonam graced the red carpet of an awards show in Mumbai earlier this year wearing an Isabel Sanchis gown. What stands out complementing this simple white outfit is Sonam's use of accessories. The jewellery from Nirav Modi and an innovative Judith Leiber clutch added elegance to complete Sonam's look.
What stands out: Ear-cuffs
Ear-cuffs! Sonam has been spotted wearing ear-cuffs on several occasions. It seems to be her favourite accessory, and why not, when the jewellery piece adds panache to her overall look! Wearing her hair up in a voluminous bun and adding a pink lipstick, she paired the black lace gown with ear-cuffs from Farah Khan and a black Corto Moltedo clutch.
What stands out: Fun with fashion!
Doesn't the picture speak for itself? Have fun with fashion! That's exactly what the 'Khoobsurat' actress is doing. This picture was shot while Sonam was shooting for a promotional video for the Disney film. Styled by her sister Rhea Kapoor, Sonam sported a chic look in a fuchsia pink crop top and polka dot pants from Zara. We are loving the happy vibes, Sonam!