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Inside Karisma Kapoor's Uber Versatile Shoe Wardrobe
Inside Karisma Kapoor's Uber Versatile Shoe Wardrobe
01 st Nov 2019

The elder of the Kapoor sisters affectionately known as Lolo in the industry is no stranger to garish and OTT styling from her 90s glory days in Bollywood. Probably why Karisma Kapoor has now transformed into a card carrying member of the minimalist club. Looking back at her somewhat cringeworthy but trendy-back-then looks from her blockbuster movies, one would understand why she has totally dialled back her personal style these days. A believer in ageing gracefully while also being classically elegant, Karisma Kapoor has nailed the formula to dressing age appropriate yet on-point at all times.

At a time when mainstream yesteryear stars are chasing Insta-fame and dubious celebrity, Karisma is schooling her peers in the art of keeping it sophisticated while also being relevant. You won’t come across any gaudy statement jewellery in her wardrobe but head-turning footwear is a sure find. It doesn’t matter if she’s heading for a chill girly vacay with her posse or posing for the shutterbugs on the red carpet, Karisma has a worthy shoe for every occasion. Keeping it real with her own aesthetic, her footwear collection is a tempering of the nostalgia of timeless style with a contemporary flair.

The description might be misjudged as a cleverly veiled euphemism for plain and boring but make no mistake, Karisma’s shoe closet throws up all sorts of surprises. As with everything about the reality television judge, it’s not about one key piece but rather about the entire ensemble. Karisma mixes and matches shoe designs and outfit sensibilities like a seasoned pro who is inimitable. She has no need for carefully crafted looks put together by a team of personal stylists because she proves that inherent stylishness cannot be taught.

Cosy Boots

Being as Karisma lives in the tropical climes of Mumbai, she really has no use for boots at home. But her jet setting life offers up plenty of opportunities to style cosy boots with a myriad of ensembles. She paired a black pair of boots with a flirty summery dress pulling off a totally editorial vibe. Later switching it up with a layered look with stockings and a woollen coat for cooler weather. And then going utterly laid back by pairing an all-black sweater and jeans combo with white boots for instant monochrome chic.

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Karima Kapoor In Cosy Boots

Statement High Tops

It isn’t all about pure functionality when it comes to the boots in Karisma’s shoe closet. The diva has her fair share of lusciously detailed high tops that she regularly pairs with dressed down garments. Whether it’s a laser cut black pair worn with a floral printed dress or shocking pink suede boots to contrast a kitschy sweatshirt and ripped jeans or a tasteful peep-toe-boot hybrid with a printed blouse, Karisma sure loves to experiment with high contrasts. The results being refreshing and dazzling every single time.

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Karisma Kapoor In Statement High Tops

White Sneakers

The sporty and boho vibe of white sneakers has Karisma totally enraptured and those looking for unique styling pointers need not look any further. She has been seen pairing her go-to white kicks with everything from layered kurtis to blazer co-ords to silk trousers and shirt dresses. Karisma was recently spotted in a droolicious combination of a linen blend jacket kurta set with turned up hem trousers and her trustee white sneakers. She also embraced a deftly draped monochrome look with a structured blazer, pinstripe trousers and basic tee finished off with uber cool white sneakers. If that wasn’t impressive enough, she quickly switches it over to the ethnic side by cheekily styling the athleisure staple with brocade palazzo trousers and a Chinese collar blouse. And for an equally out-of-the-box airport look, Karisma put together her pristine white sneakers with a shirt dress and blazer.

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Karima Kapoor In White Sneakers

Festive Juttis

Sneakers are certainly not her only favourite shoe silhouette for ethnic wear as she’s also partial to festive juttis when it’s time to go all out traditional. When it comes time for Indian celebrations, Karisma loves the soft romanticism of juttis with ethnic wear. She paired a pink silk salwar set with lightly beaded juttis, a printed green jacket anarkali ensemble with geometric motif embroidered juttis in similar hues and delicate gold metallic juttis with a simple beige kurta and purple trousers.

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Karisma Kapoor In Festive Juttis

Strappy Heels

As a mom of two, comfort takes precedence over style in Karisma’s on-the-go wardrobe but when it’s time to glam it up for the red carpet she doesn’t shy away from towering high heels. Under the marquee lights, Karisma is all about femininity and grace often parading exquisite and expensive designs from leading couturiers around the world. A pair of ankle strap heels playing peek-a-boo under floaty hemlines are her signature style when it comes to formal occasions. But she’s also known to dazzle in a pair of strappy heels at crisp wine and dine events during the day when she’s worn them with a monochrome floral kurta set.

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Karisma Kapoor In Strappy Heels



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