When I was in college, there was no Facebook, no hot rock singers and certainly no chic-and-unstylish girls like Preity Sen (actor: Saba Azaad) in Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge.
Since I don’t get too many opportunities to wear casuals these days and because I see a bit of my teen self in Preity, her look makes me want to go to college all over again. Just to wear those clothes, and perhaps have a Facebook romance too!
Saba plays the college bore/ geek/ serious girl who hates boys, so her look is tomboyish from head to toe. Costume designer Priyanjali Lahiri has devoid Saba of any feminine touch.
What Saba is wearing
- Tank tops and racer backs, devoid of embellishments or prints
- Checked shirts as jackets and sports jackets (resembling the famous Gap jackets of the 1990s)
- Tight jeans and shorts
- Masculine watch and pile of dark rubber bangles
So no skirts and dresses (though she does wear two party dresses). And certainly no girly accessories or clothes for this gal—no floral prints or hoops or jhumkas.
How to get Saba’s look
Step 1: To emulate Saba’s I-care-a-damn look you first need to get the right attitude. 🙂 And then work on layering.
Step 2: Start with a fitted racer back or tank top, or a sports bra. (Below: Racer back top from Mango.)
Step 3: Then add another layer, which could be another tank top or a plain or striped tee. Remember that you’re not layering for winter, but for casual wear. The trick is to NOT bother too much with getting the colours right. (Below: Stephanie stripe tshirt from French Connection).
Step 4: Cover up with a checked shirt or sports jacket. (Below: Quilted hooded jacket from Levis)
Step 5: Wear a pair of your favourite skinny jeans. If you’ve got the legs, wear shorts. (Below: Skinny jeans from Levis, shorts from Sisley)
Step 6: Un-comb your hair, and tie random strands into a loose pony.
Step 7: Apply tinted lip balm or a nude pink matte lip colour.
And voila—ready for college!
What did you think of Saba/ Preity’s look in Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge—“like” or “unlike”?