4 real girls show you how to rock functional fashion


4 real girls show you how to rock functional fashion

PUMA helps narrow the bridge between fashion and comfort

By ELLE team  February 1st, 2017

Fashion and comfort is no longer a binary choice; all hail the rise of the functional fashion movement. Knit sweaters are now pairing up with leather shorts, while your sports bra and polyester tights are now acceptable daywear. We caught up with four real girls on the streets to sneak some tips on how to make everyday fashion functional. Here’s what we learned. 


Kuhu Kochar, 26, Communication Designer/ Illustrator

Knit sweater, GAP. Leather shorts, Kanika Goyal. ‘Fierce KRM Women's Training Shoes’, PUMA. Metal brooch, Absynthe at Nimai.


Simran Khosla, 23, Finance Student/ Fitness Blogger

Polyester sports bra, polyester ‘FENTY’ jacket, lycra tights, ‘Blaze of Glory NU x Stampd Forest Shoes’; all PUMA. Velvet choker, leather bag; both Accessorize.


Leila Chengalath, 24, Brand Consultant/Graphic Designer

Wool top, H&M. Suede wrap jacket, Lulu & Sky. Jeans, Pull & Bear. ‘Basket Heart Patent Women's Sneakers’, PUMA. Sunglasses, Ray-Ban.


Ganimat Matharu, 26, Fashion Designer

Cotton shirt, Forever 21. Wool overcoat, Marks & Spencer. Jeans, GAP. ‘MCQ Serve Mid Graphic Shoe’, PUMA. Sunglasses, Zara. Faux fur and leather sling bag, Rara Avis.

All PUMA products featured here are available on www.puma.com

Photographs: Aastha Manchanda. Hair and make-up: Neilly Barr