Alia Bhatt-inspired guide to rocking the classic pantsuit

From vibrant hues and ombre numbers, to the endlessly adaptable black suit, the actor shows us how to ace the look.

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Pantsuits never go out of style. Whether it's for work or special occasions, they exude effortless chicness and offer incredible comfort and versatility. Plus, you can't deny that a well-fitted pantsuit makes you feel like a boss woman who means business without skimping on style. Alia Bhatt has been championing pantsuits for a while now, and one glance at her Instagram reveals how she has worn the power suit for various occasions, from press conferences and movie promotions, to editorial shoots and more. Ahead, we've rounded up some of our favourite pantsuit looks by the actor to provide you with some inspiration.

Channel the ombre trend

Alia Bhatt's teal ombre pantsuit by Elie Saab left us awestruck. While its silhouette is elegantly simple, its vibrant hues truly steal the show. If you’re looking to swap your basic work attire with something striking yet classy, then an ombre pantsuit will surely do the trick.

Don’t shy away from bright colours

If you’re open to experimenting, don’t be afraid to pick a bold-coloured pantsuit. Think buttery yellow, magenta pink, or even dark green! The trick to carrying the outfit, as Bhatt shows us, is keeping the styling to a minimum. Opt for a neutral make-up look and keep the rest of your look simple—here, Bhatt ditched her earrings and necklaces, and accessorised with just a few rings and a slim glittery belt. Wear a shirt or a tank in a neutral colour to further balance your outfit.

Go all out with the accessories

The easiest way to jazz up a pantsuit is by adding accessories to the mix. Alia Bhatt elevates her grey plaid pantsuit by adding layers to the look, along with a few fun accessories. A baby blue shirt under the jacket adds contrast while the black tie brings the look together. The gemstone brooch and the pocket square are statement details that perfect the outfit for a formal event. We also love the matching silver studs and how dramatic they are!

Pick an unconventional silhouette

Make your pantsuit more interesting by adding an unusual silhouette. Alia Bhatt takes her basic white pantsuit, which she's sported on multiple occasions, to a whole new level by replacing the tailored trousers with flowy pleated pants in a lighter fabric, along with a slightly longer blazer.

You can’t go wrong with black

When all else fails, you can always count on a classic black pantsuit. It is so versatile and can be paired individually with other outfits and colours. And if you want to up the basic black pantsuit, take a cue from Bhatt’s look and pick one with a subtle pattern like pinstripes. Finish the look with your favourite jewellery and you’re good to go. 

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