Making waves in Bollywood and Hollywood for just the perfect reasons is Deepika Padukone! The doe-eyed beauty gas traversed a long way from a dream debut opposite King Khan of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan to working her way up the ladder to star and shine with Hollywood biggies like Vin Diesel, Samuel L Jackson and Ruby Rose in the upcoming Hollywood movie xXx: T he Return of Xander Cage. All along, her style sensibilities too have undergone a major metamorphosis. Media’s delight, the Mastani of Bollywood was born on January 6, 1986, lives life on her own daunting terms and keeps us quizzing endlessly on her on/off relationship with Ranveer Singh, her ‘great comfort’ with ‘good friend’ Ranbir Kapoor and no love lost vibes with Katrina Kaif. But we all can safely agree that Deepika is undeniably a born fashionista and her style game borders on the highest spectrum of fashion charts. Lending us a mélange of epic sartorial style glimpses along with her go-to stylist Shaleena Nathani, Deepika has carved a niche style game that spells chic and cheeky! Upping the ante with each appearance and armed with a glam squad of brilliant stylists carefully creating a distinguished look, Deepika astounds us! She was aptly awarded the “Iconic Look of the Year” at the recently concluded Lux Golden Rose Awards. Whether she is globetrotting or working promotional style or gracing the red carpet, Deepika turns 31 today and has sassily nailed some epic trends and we delightfully capture and curate some of the best trends that the on-screen Serena has immortalized! (ALSO SEE Deepika Padukone’s Rare Unseen Pictures on 30th Birthday: Journey of lovely actress from Bollywood’s Shaanti to Hollywood’s xXx girl!)

1. Athleisure

A somewhat sloppy trend that was a rage in 2016 and traversed its way from the high-end runways to celeb wardrobes was athleisure. A glaring fashion statement that had elements of the nonchalant comfort with fashion, athleisure was a preferred off-duty style and needless to say, Deepika nailed it fabulously.

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At the screening of her upcoming movie XXX: Return Of Xander Cage, Deepika showed how athleisure can assume a hot vibe by pairing a bomber jacket and jogger pants with Louboutin pumps. A layered gold necklace and bold red lips further accentuated her look. (ALSO SEE Spotted! Anushka Sharma takes athleisure airport style to another level! See Pics)

2. Chokers

A popular trend of the 90’s, chokers paved their way back as the most fashionable jewelry on the runway, red carpet and streets to into our wardrobes last year. Chokers are effective in elevating just about any look but they are also versatile enough to be flaunted just about anywhere. With a plethora of varieties, there is no dearth of chokers like gold, black, velvet and lace.

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But showing us the timeless pearl as a perfect choker for your western ensembles, Deepika paired her Sabyasachi velvet dress with a pearl choker from Isharya. (ALSO SEE Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech paint the town Red and Hazel shows us why the mangalsutra will never be out of fashion!)

3. Long Jackets

Another reigning trend of 2016, long jackets were spotted everywhere and with everything. This longline trend rose above the winter staple notion and notched the layering trend. Again a plethora of options that range from printed, denim, checked, sleeveless and shimmer.

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Sporting long jackets as the coolest travel wear, Deepika slam dunked and scored the trend with élan. (ALSO SEE Who wore it better? Vidya Balan copies Deepika Padukone’s airport style!)

4. Thigh-High Slits

Flooring us with a sexy-meets-edgy style, thigh-high slits were a rage and a favorite red carpet bet last year. A far cry from the naked dress but allowing skin show without being raunchy, thigh high slits were aced by quite a few fashionistas. Amongst them was Deepika as she donned the thigh-high slit gown on three red carpet events.

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 At the Lux Golden Rose Awards 2017, Deepika Padukone wore a gown by Ralph & Russo.

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Stunning us at the 2016 MTV EMA, Deepika garnered rave reviews and quite a few backlashes by wearing a sequinned bralette with a matching cape and an olive green pleated skirt with a thigh-high slit by Monisha Jaising.

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 The leggy lass attended the IIFA press con at Madrid, Spain in a red high slit, one shoulder gown by Prabal Gurung.

5. Florals

Every girl’s love, florals are a must have in wardrobes and refuse to fade away into fashion oblivion. Again, florals were much loved and sported by celebs left, right and center.

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Ringing in a cute vibe, Deepika shed her sexy-meets edgy vibe at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2016 in a pretty, floral-sequined sheer midi with a high, Victorian neck and long sleeves from Bibhu Mohapatra‘s SS17 collection.

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Donning a classic black on black look, Deepika’s peppy jacket from the H&M x Kenzo collab-collection is totally rad over a black tank top teamed with black leggings, black shoes and carried a Gucci Dionysus tote. (ALSO SEE Ok Jaanu’s Shraddha Kapoor just gave us two cool ways to go CHIC!)

6. White is Right

That’s right! A timeless and ageless color white, it was reinvented time and again by a slew of celebs last year who displayed snazzy sartorial ensembles all through their red carpet, promotions, and street style wear! While white was definitely the new white, Deepika’s much-loved color is the eternal black!

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But inspiring our wardrobes with white, Deepika chose a white Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla saree and gave the look a  bit of color were her red lip and roses that adorned her sleek middle-parted bun.

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Looking flawless in a mystical and free-spirited look, Deepika donned two white ensembles at IIFA and made us fall in love with White again! (ALSO SEE Parineeti Chopra brings back Hippie, Boho and Chic styles from NYE celebrations!)

7. Black Is The New Black

Black will never fade into the fashion Black Hole. As someone’s quite aptly said that we shall stop wearing black when they invent a darker color, Deepika’s black style game is on point and definitely her favorite go-to color. When in doubt, wear black seems her eternal style mantra. In tandem with her stylist Shaleena Nathani, Deepika has immortalized some classic black ensembles.

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At the trailer launch of ‘‘XXX: Return Of Xander Cage“, Deepika packed a power punch and totally donned an all black avatar with her utterly stylish avatar of a La Senza bodysuit with black Zara boots.

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For an interview, Deepika paired a Michael Kors top with pleated Victoria Beckham pants. With her hair in a knot, minimalist make-up. and black sandals, Deepika looks ravishing as always.

Deepika in Swapnil Shinde black gown

Seems like black is Deepika’s favorite color even for her green carpet appearances. Looking drop dead gorgeous in a customized Swapnil Shinde designer gown, Deepika teamed it with a pearl necklace by Farah Ali Khan and rings by Anmol Jewellers. (ALSO SEE Whoa! 12 times Deepika Padukone reminded us why Black is the new Black!)

8. Beat Pe Booty

The biggest boot trend of the season was the thigh-high boots that were spotted from runways to streets and from Hollywood to Bollywood with styles like the classic blacks suede, the fur embellished ones and the metallic ones.

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As her MTV EMA afterparty look, Deepika sported a white Roberto Cavalli number with a plunging neckline and a high side slit and teamed it up with a pair of black Guiseppe Zanotti boots and a delicate gemmed necklace from The Line.

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Unveiling the trailer of XXX: Return Of Xander Cage at the opening of Bigg Boss Season 10, Deepika lent us major diva vibes in a Balmain for H&M beaded dress with thigh high Sergio Rossi boots.

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Soaring the temperatures in a Stella McCartney ensemble with Sergio Rossi thigh high boots and fitted leather pants, Deepika could just kill us with her style sense.

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If you thought airport looks can be boring, here is Deepika busting the myth with a layered black avatar of a black top with fitted leather pants, thigh high boots, a jacket and the signature Chanel tote. (ALSO SEE Shah Rukh Khan’s look in Zaalima song from Raees is frazzling our love nerves and giving us romantic jitters: SRK is ruggedly rustic & handsome in the teaser!)

While we definitely seemed to have been carried away, we cannot help but jog down the memory lane, revisit the classic fashion moments that rocked the fashion charts of the lovely, dimpled and resplendent Bolly-Holly diva and the birthday girl, Deepika Padukone!