Keeping it smart and stylish

We might not be done with the pandemic as yet, but things are looking better and brighter. And, with the festive season setting-in, it's time for all things new. Japanese brand, Onitsuka Tiger, recently opened a new store at DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj. Known for their super cool and comfortable shoes, the new store is a treat for the sneaker obsessed. Actress Kriti Kharbanda attended the opening event, dressed in a black sweater dress and the newly launched P-Trainer Prizm shoes. IANSlife spoke to the actress about her style game, inspiration and everything in between.

Q: How do you define your style?
A: My style has evolved over the years. Earlier, it was about making a statement, irrespective of my comfort. Now, I've become a little kinder towards myself and don't opt for what's trending.

Q: Where do you look for inspiration?
A: I'd like to believe that I am my own inspiration. It makes me want to get better at what I do.

Q: Who is your style icon and why?
A: Deepika Padukone and Julia Roberts. They both are confident, can carry off anything and have such an endearing smile.

Q: What has the pandemic taught you?
A: My biggest learning is to live in the moment. I was someone who would always plan and think about what's next but now it's all about taking it one day at a time.

Q: A piece of advice for young women?
A: Don't compare yourself to others. Social media makes everything look perfect but it's not. You are your own kind of special.

Q: What does being beautiful mean to you?
A: Healthy is beautiful. The pandemic has been tough on everyone, and now, more than ever it's extremely important to take care of ourselves -- mentally and physically, and be grateful for all that we have.

Q: Your top five fashion essentials?
A: A black tank, a pair of denims, my tan watch, comfy wedges and statement sneakers.

Also read: Born Stylish!