The 1 shoe style Deepika Padukone is clearly obsessing over Advertisement

The 1 shoe style Deepika Padukone is clearly obsessing over

While everyone else has boots on their mind

By ELLE team  August 18th, 2017

Deepika Padukone has, arguably, one of the best shoe closets in the movie business. You know she’s got red-heeled Louboutins for every day of the week, followed by her trusty Giuseppe Zanottis that follow her around the world on promotional tours. But her past two appearances have us convinced that the star is trading in her high heels and white sneakers for a surprise new choice: Pool slides or sliders.

Less than 48 hours ago, the star was spotted arriving at the Mumbai airport in a pair of bell-bottom jeans, which she paired with Nike slides. And just last night she was caught trading in the Nikes for a pair of blue Fenty X Puma slides, which everyone in the fashion world is currently obsessed with (because, Rihanna). 

 Deepika Fenty puma sliders

Now your boyfriend might spot these and ask, “bathroom chappals?”, which provides the perfect opportunity for a little fashion education. Slides have risen in status from the normcore movement to be embraced wholeheartedly by the top bosses on international runways. Remember Celine’s $773 furry slides that sparked a minor uproar on the internet? The Daily Mail went so far as to call them “the world’s ugliest shoes”.

Gucci also got in on the slide game, quickly offering up their $251 monogrammed versions. Soon, brands like Simone Rocha, Lanvin, No 21 and Joshua Sanders were offering you more than a few luxury versions of the frat boy footwear.   

While the next generation of movie stars from Sarah Ali Khan (remember these traffic-stopping beauties) to Jhanvi Kapoor seem determined to make the most of the cool weather by bringing out their boots, Deepika is still batting for comfort first.

Check out Deepika Padukone’s enviable bag collection

Nothing quite says airport-ready as a statement brown tote, and on that, the Saint Laurent Sac de Jour delivers. Not one to play it safe with classic blacks, Deepika picked out a brown version of the handbag for herself to keep the pastels in her wardrobe company. Get yours here.

You know you’ve arrived when you have a Hèrmes Birkin casually slung on your arm like it’s no big deal. Considering that Deepika’s stardom has been years in the making, her tan Birkin friend dates back to when she and Sid Mallya were a thing.

When in doubt, look to Chanel for answers. Or stuff your problems in them; the Chanel Large Deauville tote bag’s generous proportions have got Deepika covered. From lazy athleisure outings at the airport to biker chic leather ensembles, this dove grey tote is as much a part of her as those enviable dimples. 

From pajamas to jumpsuits, Deepika has found a versatile companion in the Céline Phantom tote in Croc Skin Black. And you thought she needed Ranveer as arm candy. 

We had Deepika pegged as another Chanel fiend too, until she introduced her wardrobe to the striped goodness of Gucci Dionysus. Along with the signature tiger head spur clasp, this Gucci bag brings some colour-blocked fun to the party. If you like what you see, click here to take this baby home.