Full disclosure: Twinkle Khanna is my style spirit animal!
She refuses to wear uncomfortable shoes
You know how when someone walks into a room and you know what shoe she is wearing just by looking at the grimace on their face? I used to be that person but then I turned 30 and decided the pain wasn’t worth it. I started wearing ‘sensible’ heels and feel unexplained joy when others do too. Twinkle does wear the occasional statement sky-high heel (but those also come with a platform and/or ankle strap) but by and large, this is the list of shoes she has on recent rotation: Leopard print flats, statement sneakers and her trusted army of peep-toe wedges — a pair each in black and peep-toe (both low heel) and a few pairs in classic metallics (these have a higher heel and are reserved mostly for evenings and red carpets).
PS: I believe she has a sensitive ankle but something tells me even if she didn’t, she would never give in to uncomfortable shoes.
She knows how to do her own hair
I know, right? Even I didn’t know until last week when I was researching this piece. Apparently Twinkle always does her own hair because often when a salon does it, she is just not happy. I completely get it. I almost always like my hair more when I do it. And when I say it ‘do’ it, I mean impatiently blow dry for five-six minutes and let the air gods work their magic for the rest of the day.
She ditches a gown for her failsafe fashion formulas
After spending considerable time in our archives, I came to the conclusion that Twinkle has three go-to fashion formulas:
• A bright shift/effortless shirtdress for daytime events, lunches and launches.
• An Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla that stands out in a sea of gowns on the red carpet.
• Denim with easy tops or button-downs for book readings, airports and everything in between. These looks are either finished off with a casual front tuck or layered with a statement third piece (it could be anything from a printed jacket to a stop-and-stare necklace or both).
What I love most about her style is that it’s signature without the slightest hint of déjà vu. I don’t know she does it but I do want to know!
PS: About two years ago, Twinkle posted this vacation picture. I took mental notes and came up with this. (Any similarity is purely non-coincidental!)
She has the best accessory collection in the biz
Twinkle knows how to perfectly punctuate her outfits. Her classic collection of Hermes, Chanel and Goyard, signature Bvlgari serpenti watch and her love for contemporary statement necklaces and box clutches… And she knows exactly when to pull out her Manish Arora x Amrapali panther ring.
And she wore this to the national award.
Sari, gajra, jhumkas. Enough. Said.
Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani