I have seen Kalki Koechlin in many avatars on and off screen, and have loved every one of them. Kalki says she has a mercurial style of dressing, and I couldn’t agree more. One day in a flirty floral dress and another in a serious silk sari; who says you can’t look fabulous in everything? With a slender frame and an enviable height, she has the ideal body type for all genres of fashion, both Indian and Western.
Not spotted in ethnic Indian outfits much (except for the occasional Sabyasachi lehenga-sari), she did say that she loves to wear saris (yes, she said so to me!), and wears them quite often. Note how amazing she looks in the black sari that she wore for the Star N Style event at the Myntra office in Bangalore (check above image). Compare that to the dress she wore at a previous event, and you will be convinced the girl can carry off just about any look with elan.
When dressing for a “romantic” date she said that she likes to keep it simple and comfortable, and would love to wear a gunjee with jeans and flat sandals. But she wouldn’t say no to a nice hat, considering that it makes a powerful style statement. If you’ve noticed, she is quite big on accessories, from scarves to jewellery, whether it’s a beaded necklace, a delicate pendant or even a statement piece.
A lover of rain coats in pop colours, she prefers them to umbrellas. I think she would look quite cute in them! I’ve seen that Kalki experiments with her hair quite a bit, including wavy, straight and messy styles. While the messy braid and bun look quite cool on her, I felt that her hairstyle in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara suited her a great deal, and made her look even younger. What say?
She has a self-confessed weakness for pyjamas, and wishes it would be considered stylish to wear them when going out. Sigh! Don’t we all? Hats off to this tall, willowy girl, who doesn’t need international brands to look stylish (different thing that she has quite a few).