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Flaunt sneakers in style like these Bollywood stars

Ladies who hate ankle-breaking heels have lucky times ahead. Now, you can pair sporty shoes with all kinds of outfits, be it a skirt or a dress, as they’re trending big. Before the rains come down, Dhara Vora suggests how to wear it smart, just like these celebrities

Anushka Sharma is all squares in this day-wear chic ensemble
Anushka Sharma is all squares in this day-wear chic ensemble

Kangana Ranaut goes for school-girl pretty with monochrome polka dots and sneakers for the girl-on-the-run look. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar
Kangana Ranaut goes for school-girl pretty with monochrome polka dots and sneakers for the girl-on-the-run look. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar

Deepika Padukone’s the boss in a butch suit paired with sneakers. (Left) She goes girly-sporty with shimmer play and slip-ons. Pic/Satyajit Desai
Deepika Padukone’s the boss in a butch suit paired with sneakers. (Left) She goes girly-sporty with shimmer play and slip-ons. Pic/Satyajit Desai


Brogues are dressy no more with platforms to give them a disco vibe.
At: Select Zara outlets in the city.
Cost: Rs 5,990


See stars in the day with the American flag-inspired Americana collection.
At: Vans outlets in the city and select web portals.
Cost: Rs 3,999


Golden sneakers add a touch of sass to the funky printed dress by Quirkbox at a fashion week in the city. Pic/Bipin KokateGolden sneakers add a touch of sass to the funky printed dress by Quirkbox at a fashion week in the city. Pic/Bipin Kokate

Match it up like Taylor Swift by picking a different shades of the same colour. Pic/AFP
Match it up like Taylor Swift by picking a different shades of the same colour. Pic/AFP

What the stylist says
Allia Al Rufai, who has been styling the likes of Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma and Nargis Fakhri, says, “White works with everything. It’s the easiest way to sport sneakers with a variety of silhouettes. Pair a flirty dress with sneakers to look chic as well as sporty. It helps to play it down a bit and make it look casual.

Allia Al Rufai
Allia Al Rufai

Sharp, slim-fit clothes such as pencil skirts might not work too well with them. You can also pair them to make your wardrobe adapt from day to night, by changing to heels for an evening out. While one can play with colours, invest in white, pastels or beige, that are neutral shades and go with different styles.”


If prints are your thing, go for these platform floral-printed plimsolls.
Log on to: koovs.com
Cost: Rs 1,399


Opt for Stan Smith with a metallic spin. Or if you prefer to a colour, pick a Supercolor by singer-producer, Pharrell Williams
Log on to: shop.adidas.co.in
Cost: Rs 6,000 (for Superstar Supercolor) and Rs 7,599 (for metallic Stan Smith)

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Fringe flat sandals seen at Peter Som’s Spring 2015 collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, New York. Pics/AFP
Fringe flat sandals seen at Peter Som’s Spring 2015 collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, New York. Pics/AFP

Patent leather flats in electric blue seen at Emporio Armani collection for the 2015 Spring/ Summer Milan Fashion Week
Patent leather flats in electric blue seen at Emporio Armani collection for the 2015 Spring/ Summer Milan Fashion Week

Pattern in a contrasting colour on the ‘flatform’ makes these boring sandals interesting at Marni’s Spring Summer 2015 show at Milan Fashion Week. Pic/Getty Images
Pattern in a contrasting colour on the ‘flatform’ makes these boring sandals interesting at Marni’s Spring Summer 2015 show at Milan Fashion Week. Pic/Getty Images

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