There is a nip in the air and our favourite drink—hot chocolate with toasted marshmallows—seems like a heavenly idea in this weather. Lazier, longer days warrant for binge eating leftover Christmas cookies and hot roasts, and if there is one staple that comes with the winter, it is the overloading of cashmere, sweaters, and knitwear. And, who are we to complain!
From heavy-knit stoles made from nature-based fabrics to the softest, silkiest ones, one can never really have enough of this versatile piece of clothing in their closet
There are ample ways to adorn and flaunt a stole in this weather and with everyone looking for new ways on how to get badass creative with a stole, we decided to take a look at our ultimate go-to style inspirations: B-town Celebrities.
So, here are a few Bollywood celebrities who rocked the stole and gave us fashion inspo for many winters to come.
- Kareena Kapoor & The Phulkari Dupatta
Let’s rewind a decade and take you back to Geet, the iconic character portrayed by Kareena Kapoor Khan that defined the girl-next-door look for a number of years! This drape is essentially the classic style to wear a stole yet is glorified because of its ethnic design.
The floral and vibrant phulkari stole can be worn with neutral shirts, kurtis, and classic blue denim jeans. Wrap it around your neck and pick a sling bag to complete the fusion look.
- Sonam Kapoor & The Printed Headpiece
Changing the game and giving us newer trends with every passing season, our all time favorite B-town fashionista Sonam Kapoor shows us the classiest way to style a stole around your head and make it seem effortless.
This printed stole is perfect to keep all those loose hair strands in place while also amping up your style game by a million points. Make sure you accessorise for maximum impact!
- Alia Bhatt & the Ultimate Winter Drape
For those days when you have to brave the weather and save those tresses from a stiff breeze, securing the stole with a pin will help in keeping your hair intact and in place. Draping the stole around your head in this style, can also offer maximum protection from the chilly winter air.
- Malaika Arora & The Classic Neck Twirl
A voracious trendsetter and a classic fashionista, Malaika Arora shows us how to style a chunky stole in the simplest way and make the chilly breeze is a tad bit more bearable.
How you wear the stole influences the mood of the outfit. For a casual day about town, or for that carefree airport look, choose a lightweight stole made with natural, breathable fabrics and style it classy with a simple twirl around the neck. Colour co-ordinate the stole with your top or dress and you’re good to go!
- Kangana Ranaut & the Shoulder Wrap
Who better than Kangana Ranaut to take inspiration from when it comes to killer outfit ideas! This drape accentuates her plain black dress more than ever making it look classy and chic!
A classic Sunday brunch look, the drape in itself is loose and relaxed. Throw a lightweight stole around both the shoulders, in a simple shrug-like shoulder wrap around, and leave and a bit of a loose end left for impact. Stylish yet simple, this drape that will keep you comfy on those breezy but not so cold afternoons!
- Anushka Sharma & The Free-Spirited Stole
We have all seen multiple drapes and styling techniques for scarves and stoles through decades, but what really grabs our attention and makes us pause is this free-spirited drape donned by Anushka Sharma in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. The way Anushka draped the stole speaks volumes about the way her character is living her flow in the movie: her unrestrained attitude, blissful free-spiritedness, and spontaneity all come across beautifully through its styling.
Anushka effortlessly drapes the stole by throwing it around her neck and keeping a longer part free-flowing on one side. The best part about this drape? It requires zero effort, no technique, and absolutely no practice. Nada! But there is a method to the madness, and this is a classic example.
With so many styles to try, we bet you don’t want to be wearing your stoles and scarves the same old way this season.
Which look is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below.