Actor Varun Dhawan talks to MW about his personal style, his favourite designers and more. 

  • Wear your personality. Dress according to your mood. I don’t feel like one season can have just one trend. Each body is different, each person is different, so something different will suit each one.

 

  • I am pretty much random in the way I dress. It could be the most casual occasion, but I could be dressed in formals, because that’s what I want to wear.

 

  • Your individuality is not a slave to what society says, so play by your rules when it comes to everything, including style. Break some rules if you need to.

 

  • Use colour to express yourself, but use it sparingly. A bit of red or orange can pep up a dull day.

 

  • Grooming is as important for a man as dressing well. I spend on a few good skin products. Choose wisely and with care.

 

  • I spend a lot of time on my hair. I believe the most important part about making your hair look good is getting a good haircut. I get a haircut every two weeks.

 

  • I am a fan of high street fashion, rather than big luxury brands. A suit from Armani? Sure, when you are celebrating those special occasions. Otherwise, high street has great stuff. I love Topman.

 

  • Invest some money in adding quality stuff to your wardrobe, even if they are just a few pieces. I like John Varvatos’s work. In India, Kunal Rawal, Raghavendra Rathore and Manish Malhotra do good work. I liked the way Dev Anand wore his scarves. I love Shah Rukh Khan’s approach to fashion.

 

  • Accessorising isn’t just for women. I have a fabulous accessories collection, but I use accessories intelligently. And they have to be very, very minimal.

 

  • Spend time exercising. Ensure you either gym or play some kind of sport. I try to make it to the gym at least twice a day. Over the course of the day, I throw in a bit of yoga and Pilates as well. I don’t really control my calorie intake, so burning them becomes vital. Your fitness is part of your style.

 

  • Create a beautiful shoe wardrobe. Invest in sneakers, brogues, boots and formal dress shoes — it will hold you in good stead.