Karisma Kapoor is the actor behind every trending fashion look of the ‘90s and 2000s. And so, the Y2K fashion boom that we are seeing today. Athleisure separates in Dil Toh Pagal Hai (1997) or a denim mini skirt and crop top look in Hero No 1 (1997), we can’t get away from flashbacks of the OG style icon’s wardrobe of the mid-2000s, reinvented for today.
Beyond her silver screen moments, IRL, Kapoor’s off-duty style has been steeped in classics that take it up a notch. Cue: her red Rimzim Dadu corded dress worn to her BFF Malaika Arora’s birthday bash in 2019. More recently, Lolo, as she is known by her friends and family, brought her seemingly favourite colour, black, to a palette of gold, for her 47th birthday last week. A puff-sleeved blouse in the chameleonic colour paired with black trousers… the look was sophisticated and classic—just how Lolo likes to keep it.
If there’s one lesson learnt from the perennial style icon, it is that a red lip is all you need with the power combination of black and white. The triad of primary colours creates a bold sartorial statement, while keeping prints and patterns at bay. We scoured her IG to bring you timeless looks to inspire your next shopping spree.
A knack for black
Celebrating her birthday recently, the actor reached for—you guessed it—a black blouse speckled with gold and trousers in the inky colour. The sprinkling of decadent gold is all that her black ensemble and minimal makeup required to turn heads.