We may have started a new year and turned over a new leaf, but one thing we’ll be taking through to 2021 from 2020 is comfy dressing.
Luckily the latest launch from PrettyLittleThing in collaboration with American actress, Karrueche Tran, is just the thing we all need to start off 2021 right.
The new collection is an inspiring athleisure capsule, which mixes high-performance styles with effortlessly cool looks.
Emirates Woman sat down with Tran exclusively to discuss the new edit with PLT, her love for fashion, how she handles being the spotlight and her plans for 2021.
What sparked your interest in fashion?
I’ve always had a love for fashion. I love being able to make it my own, whether I’m trying new styles and trends or simply wearing something casual and comfortable.
Tell us a little bit about your collection and what inspired you to start it.
I’ve teamed up with PLT to create an athleisure line that motivates women to love and take care of themselves and to embrace their individuality. There are so many different types of self-love, whether it’s relaxing at home watching your favourite show or doing a workout. I wanted to create a collection that made women feel comfortable, yet still confident.
What was your reaction when you were approached with the opportunity to be an ambassador for PrettyLittleThing?
I was super excited! I’ve known the PLT team for some time now, so it was nice to finally be able to do something together on a larger scale.
How would you describe your everyday fashion aesthetic?
I like to dress for whichever mood I’m in. Sometimes I want to be comfy so I’ll wear boyfriend jeans and a T-shirt or if I’m feeling a bit more towards the bolder side, I’ll wear a little black dress. As much as I love sneakers, I definitely prefer a cute pair of heels.
You’ve had an incredibly successful career, but being in the spotlight must be difficult sometimes. How do you handle it?
It does get tough being in the public eye constantly but I always remind myself of what’s important in life and what’s real. I keep my family and friends close and try my best to drown out all the noise and negativity while staying focused on my goals.
How do you manage to maintain a work-life balance?
I make sure to consistently do the things that fulfil me and make me happy, even when filming. Things like working out, yoga, meditating, reading, spending time in nature, eating good food, and taking small moments to relax and reset my mind, body and soul.
Has your overall style evolved in 2020?
Well, 2020 consisted of a lot of sweats, yoga sets and comfortable pieces. But in general, my style is constantly changing and evolving just like the trends with each season. One thing I always am true to is dressing for my body type. I’m petite, so I like to wear a lot of crop tops and high waisted bottoms to give me more shape.
What are your tips on dressing up for the party season?
Try new things out of your comfort zone and just remember to have fun with it!
And finally, what’s next for you? Any exciting plans for 2021?
I want to continue to stay on this path of growth and success. I want to keep working hard and creating. I have a couple of new projects that I’m excited to get started on. 2020 was such an interesting year, and things are still constantly changing, so I’m not sure what’s to come in the new year, but I am hopeful things will be better!
The collection is available here
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