Some are just born to be in the spotlight. Priyanka Chopra Jonas is certainly one of them. An actress, singer, performer, author, film producer, Miss World, Padma Shri awardee, UNICEF ambassador and more, Priyanka has stepped up into multiple roles off-screen as well. Given that our very talented Desi girl represents the Indian film industry at an international level, she's always required to look on-point. She has to choose outfits that are authentically her, trendy at the moment, timeless but would photograph well too.
And it's not easy to tick all these boxes while pleasing the fashion police too. Luckily for her, it doesn't seem like a huge struggle. Blessed with an inherent grace and charisma, she is nothing short of a treasure trove of style inspiration. Like her or dislike her but you can't ignore her. We can all learn a thing or two about how to turn heads effortlessly from this diva. Now whether your look skews toward cosy and casual or bold and edgy, here are some practical style lessons we can all take from the actress on her 39th birthday:
Confidence is the best outfit
Repeat after me! Great confidence takes you great places. Priyanka Chopra Jonas is a living manifestation of this notion. Nothing shall look good on you if you don't feel good about yourself. Give yourself the love and acceptance that you keep trying to give everyone else and seek in reciprocation. The main takeaway? Kanye West up!
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When in doubt, wear white
PCJ is the queen of whites! She aced head-to-toe white attires on multiple occasions. The reason? The palest shade simply stands out. Especially in contrast to her dusky complexion. And enough to be considered as a wedding dress hue in a religion. Also, even a fashion amateur knows that a plain white shirt is a classic. It can be worn to the office, run errands or on a lunch date with your girlfriends.
Shine bright like a diamond
A little sparkle hurt nobody. And Priyanka shines literally and figuratively. Name it, and she has donned it in this category. Glittery gowns? Check. Dresses loaded with sequins? Check. Embellishments in couture and accessories? Double-check! Glimmer and glamour are only a few letters apart. So, take a sartorial hint from PCJ already and bookmark some dazzling looks for those dramatic nights.
Never stop experimenting
We all know our desi girl never plays by the rules. What's admirable is that PeeCee takes massive risks in this loud pressure for most A-listers to be perfect. Sometimes her bold sartorial choices shut everyone up, other times... not so much (cue: the MET Gala memes). Everyone has days where it doesn't work, even confident celebrities like PCJ.
That shouldn't make her or you feel the need to stay stagnant for appeasement. Changes are good. Whether their consequence turns out to be bad or good is just a matter of courage but they enhance growth. As Hannah Montana said, "They said that good things take time but really great things happen in a blink of an eye". Give it a try!
Slay close-ups with statement earrings
Even when she runs the world and is constantly busy on a quick run around it, she still finds time to strike a pose or two for the gram. Her recipe to ensuring an all-time A-lister-worthy selfie? A pair of statement earrings. She favours whimsical motifs, regal gold pieces, elevated versions of conventional hoops and contemporary spirals. So, uplift your ensembles and selfies by owning a pair. Or several.
Induging in cosycore is self-care
As an unprecedented pandemic took over 2020, working from home in cosycore wear became the new norm. And Priyanka soon jumped on the bandwagon with a quarantine-friendly closet! Think buttery-soft knits, crochet co-ords, fuzzy turtlenecks and satin skirts in light or pastel hues. Anything comfy enough to sleep in is allowed!
While we may lack the big budget and access to designers, we still don't have to deal with the prying eyes of spectators on us from all around the world. The actress makes fashion-forward but unexpected choices while experimenting with new silhouettes, and subtly nodding toward the latest trends. And we too can do the same by following the fashion cues mentioned above for a vogue future.
Which one would you like to try first?