Dharma Production's favourite actor, funny guy and one-time flag bearer of nepotism — Varun Dhawan — is definitely the king of well-done casual fashion in Bollywood. What we mean to say is that Varun's 'going out' looks, are always put together...really, really well, all thanks to a revolving portfolio of stylists (including Akshay Tyagi) he trusts. What we have to also consider here is that there seems to be literally nobody in Bollywood who can wear a sweatshirt, an oversized denim jacket or a pair of joggers better than Mr. Dhawan. Even if we ignore the savage body — he has the spunk you need to pull off a 21st-century Fu*kboi look, without actually being one. Because he is apparently in a steady relationship? Ok, moving on from real-life love affairs to love affairs with fashion. Which is what happened when we saw Varun walk the pavements of Mumbai airport in a bright orange H&M sweatshirt with ratchet motifs on the sleeves. The sweatshirt paired with mesh shorts from indie designer Abhishek Patni, a reverse cap, a pair of dark sunnies and his go-to black trainers made us skip a micro heartbeat.
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Reason? 1) Indian actors would rather die than experiment with fashion. Fashion for them often equates to a button-down layered over a basic T-shirt. 2) Black, white, grey and maybe navy are the only colours they will ever wear. Unless you are Ranveer Singh. 3) Oversized/slouchy fashion is a strict no! So, thank you Varun, for pulling off a look that would otherwise be considered a stoner's go-to uniform—chill, authentic and slightly disheveled. Brownie points for the contoured beard and for making us mere mortals believe that we can wear mesh city shorts in public.
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No points for the rapper-inspired silver chain. It's fugly, throw it away!