to experiment with fashion anymore and I love playing around with unconventional prints. The best part is that there are no rules to fashion and styling and I love that. It’s all about how you carry yourself.
Who is your style inspiration?
I would say Saif Ali Khan is my style inspiration. Be it a funky t-shirt, a pair of white kurtas and pyjama, or a tuxedo, he aces every look. There is an understated elegance about the way he styles himself. He makes any cool look coolest and a sharp look sharpest! Inspirations are almost everywhere and coming to fashion in particular it’s about experimenting with different looks on yourself until you build a personal style goal.
Sunglasses are a quintessential style statement and you have been spotted rocking many. What are your favorite accessories to style up with?
I love sunglasses and cufflinks. While sunglasses can make anyone look cool, cufflinks add a dash of elegance to the formal outfits that you sport. Other than that, I also have an affinity towards caps. Caps is something that never gets boring be it any season. Depending on what I am wearing I love to accessorize and hats, monkey caps do have a special corner in my heart.
What do Arjun Bijlani’s wardrobe staples look like?
My wardrobe is a combination of everything funky, calm, casual and colorful (laughs). I think a lot of times I dress up according to my moods. Though most men are hesitant to wear pink, I totally dig the color. So, my wardrobe houses formal suits, tuxedos, ties, crisp shirts and athleisure wear. I have a separate collection of gym wear which makes my work-out hours easy. It’s interesting how your attitude also changes according to how you dress. Fashion does a lot to one’s personality.
Fashion has been an ever-changing game. As a celebrity how do you keep up with the swinging fashion pendulum?
My stylist helps to sport the game of trend. Also, I believe that it is not necessary to keep up with the latest trends. Wear whatever you feel comfortable in. And with confidence, you can pull off anything.
Being a style maven for many, what are your key picks when it comes to men’s styling?
If you have a crisp white shirt and a pair of blue denim pants, you are good to go. Be it dinner, a date or some gathering with your friends, you can sport that look and grab the limelight. According to my, what is also important is to not try too hard.
Do you love shopping? Tell us a bit about your shopping choices.
I absolutely love shopping. You can find me ordering something online if I am not occupied with any other work. Neha (Arjun’s wife) keeps telling me you got a parcel today, you got a parcel today, you got a parcel today(laughs). It’s quite a stress-buster and I enjoy doing it. Coming to choices, as I mentioned before, it depends on my mood, though usually, I rock casual tees and trousers at home. Ayann (Arjun’s son) and I love to coordinate wearing dad-son duo shirts. I think it’s enjoyable!
Living in the era of making sustainable choices and uplifting homegrown brands, how significant is being ‘vocal for local’ is, in challenging times like now?
It is very important. In fact, it has always been. The lockdown came harshly on everyone and especially the daily wage earners across sectors including textile industries. Our local weavers, designers and artisans are ex