Maxis to saris: This summer, being (navy) blue is the new happy

  • Sanjana Barua, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Jun 12, 2015 14:14 IST

This season, being blue is the new happy. Whether an armada or a colour, the ‘navy’ invariably spells ­dynamism and chutzpah. Looks like our Bollywood glitterati have fallen head over heels in love with navy blue.

From gowns and maxis to saris and separates, this bold colour seems to have taken over ­celebrity wardrobes. Navy blue is the most versatile in its family. It is flattering on every skin tone and uplifts various ­fabrics. Stir up the style trend-genius in you and zing out like a true-blue.

We spotted Bollywood beauties ­donning ­ensembles in this ­bulletproof colour. Here are some celeb inspirations:

Priyanka Chopra
With PeeCee, fashion can never go wrong. She looks drop-dead beautiful in this risqué outfit. The velvet navy blue skirt enhances her radiant, bronze skin. She kept her look simple with a finger cuff and tousled hair for a dash of oomph.

Lisa Haydon
Lisa Haydon looks gorgeous in this one-shoulder ensemble in navy blue. We heart how the braided top-knot accentuates her angular face and features. The golden ­accessories and minimal makeup have upped the plush quotient. You dames can rock this outfit for a ladiesnight out!

Madhuri Dixit
There she goes, looking timelessly beautiful again! Madhuri Dixit knows the nitty gritties of fashion and looks ­ravishing in this strapless ­evening gown. We love how she locked her look with soft curls, red lips and a clutch.

Konkona Sharma
Konkona Sen Sharma stood out in this ethnic get-up. She went ­rooted in her sari and a white blouse. The low-tied bun with a flower, ­cross-body bag and silver earrings make this avatar seem very vintage. She looked lovely in classic. You can take this look to office for a dollop of freshness.

Shraddha Kapoor
The petite Shraddha Kapoor manages to look enviable in this navy blue pant suit. She ­perfectly teams it with a ­statement necklace, orange nails and nude lips. You can trade the crop-top with a shirt or a T-shirt to make it more wearable.

Sonakshi Sinha
Sonakshi Sinha looks nothing short of elegant in this navy-hued maxi-slit dress. The golden ­zip-line imparts subtlety to her avatar. The colour and cut of this ensemble is apt for all the curvy beauties. We love how her red bob adds oodles of youth to her get-up. The minimal ­makeup is an absolute winner.

* If your skin has cool undertones, team this hue with silver accessories.

* If your skin has warm undertones, deck this colour up with golden ­accessories.

* A maxi dress in navy blue is a wardrobe must-have.

* Throw on a scarf or a handbag in grey, beige or rust brown.

* Tan or mahogany footwear are best teamed with this.

* Either wear one solid hue for makeup or keep it all nude-coloured (nude lips and neutral nails).

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