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    As we approach the end of the year, we look back at some of the most popular trends from the past but at the same time anticipate, predict, and welcome those trends that will be on our radar in 2020. And part of that is Pantone Color Institute announcing classic blue as the colour of the year 2020. The hue is representative of “instilling calm, confidence, and connection… highlighting our desire for a dependable and stable foundation,” according to Pantone. Fashion-wise, what’s great is that it can be incorporated into one’s wardrobe very easily. Whether you believe in maximal bling or want to go the minimal route, classic blue is easy to work with. As we round up our Top 5, we seek inspiration from celebrities who have already championed the shade and different versions of it.

    Kareena Kapoor Khan

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    Looking for a perfect outfit for the new year night? Kareena Kapoor Khan might have some answers. This RAISAVENESSA look styled by Mohit Rai is perfect for the occasion. Just in case you thought head-to-toe bling might be an overkill, think again. Classic blue is a calming shade and one look at this dress will cement the fact. Pick up halter necks, dresses, even skirts in a bling-y classic blue and you are up for a win.

    Deepika Padukone
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    Image: Courtesy Instagram

    Looking for something sharp that might last all year round and can help you make a power statement? A suit is your answer. And who better than Deepika Padukone to take cues from. This Loewe ensemble that she adorned at the 72nd Cannes film festival is an all-time goal. Remember to pair the look with contrasting footwear, and get set to exude boss lady vibes. Stylist Shaleena Nathani certainly knows how to whip up a sharp look together.

    Karisma Kapoor
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    When nothing works, a statement sari does, and you don’t have to be a traditionalist either. We love the way Kapoor in this Amit Aggarwal ensemble, styled by Esha Amiin has experimented with classic blue in her look. The black base with hints of blue certainly comes together as a perfect look.

    Diana Penty
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    Image: Courtesy Instagram

    A floor-length anarkali and a statement dupatta is what you need to help you sail through the ongoing wedding season. Lehengas and their heavy-duty hybrids might be celebrated, but not everyone is up for them. It’s all about carrying something light and statement-y. Bollywood numero uno Manish Malhotra knows a thing or two about colours and elevating the look. We love the way this ensemble, styled by Chandni Prakash fits the occasion for Diana Penty. Also, the cue is to opt for a plain kurta and team it up with an ornate dupatta

    Anushka Sharma
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    Image: Courtesy Instagram

    Thanks to her stylist Allia Al Rufai, who ropes in some of the coolest ensembles, Anushka Sharma has become a bonafide statement-maker. Out of all her edgy looks, this classic blue Gucci jumpsuit, paired with a blazer, stands out. Though the idea might be risky, you can start by picking up a classic blue blazer and looping it in with your regular denim and even skirts. 

    Staff writer