How to nail the athleisure trend like Deepika Padukone


How to nail the athleisure trend like Deepika Padukone

What to wear and what to avoid, according to celebrity stylist Shaleena Nathani

By Salva Mubarak  May 31st, 2017

“Given my job, I do like looking nice, even when I go for a run,” says celebrity stylist and running enthusiast, Shaleena Nathani. A member of Nike+ Run Club, the stylist claims that she has always been athletic but now that she has taken up running as a full-time work out regime, her wardrobe also reflects this. “I love athleisure as a trend. I think it’s amazing and I hope it’s here to stay,” she says, adding that she tries to incorporate it into her daily wardrobe as much as she can. “It just adds a cool factor to everything you wear.”

While athleisure is a God-sent gift for people who love their fashion to be comfortable but chic, Shaleena has a few words of caution. “Stick to one or two elements and you’re good. If you go overboard, then the simplicity of the trend gets lost,” she says.

Shaleena Nathani shows you how to do athleisure right

Sneakers, all day everyday

Deepika sneakers

One of the key elements of athleisure, sneakers need to be a staple in your wardrobe, “I think you can wear a pair of white sneakers with anything. I’ve seen people at weddings wearing a heavy gown paired with sneakers. I was quite shocked to see it, but I think it’s amazing,” says Shaleena.

Puma IGNITE Limitless
Asics Tiger
adidas Superstar Boost
Nike Air Max 1 iD
Clarks
Reebok Royal Smash

Make your sports bra the focus of your look

Jacqueline sports bra

“If you’re stepping out at night, then you can just put on a cool sports bra with an amazing pair of jeans and heels,” says Shaleena. Throw on a long, lightweight jacket, or if you have Shaleena’s ripped frame, a mesh top.

H&M Light Support sports bra, Rs 1,500
Forever 21 High Impact sports bra, Rs 909
Ted Baker 'Fit to a T' sports bra (at ASOS), Rs 3, 544 (approx)
Masaba X Koovs Swagger Gum Print Bra, Rs 795
South Beach Splash print sports bra (at Koovs), Rs 1,300
Nike Pro Fierce Filter sports bra, Rs 3,595

A good bomber jacket can cure all sorrows

Deepika bomber jacket

If you can’t think of anything that would spruce up your usual uniform of tee and jeans, then allow the bomber jacket to be the solution to your woes, says Shaleena. So the next time you’re confused, throw one over a cute crop top and you’re good to go.

PUMA bomber jacket, Rs 5,999
adidas Originals Floral Bomber Jacket, Rs 6,599
Rena Love (at Koovs) Sheer embroidered Bomber Jacket, Rs 1,799
River Island floral jacket, Rs 3,544
Spring Break (at Koovs) Sequinned Bomber Jacket, Rs 2,590
ASOS Floral Bomber Jacket, Rs 4,190 (approx)
Disney X Koovs Bomber Jacket, Rs 1,895
Forever 21 Active Mesh Jacket, Rs 1,679