"I do believe in recycling my clothes."
It is no secret that Bollywood beauty Shraddha Kapoor has an impeccable sense of style.
As well as this, the fashion industry has had to change dramatically to suit the current circumstances of Covid-19.
However, the pandemic seems to have had a positive effect on Kapoor.
According to her, she has used it to reaffirm her approach to minimalistic and simple fashion.
Therefore, her new fashion mantra involves minimalism and recycling.
Kapoor admitted that she wears and re-wears her clothes. She also always tries to do her part for the environment through her fashion.
In an interview with IANSlife, Shraddha Kapoor said:
“The entire lockdown period has resulted in all of us staying at home more that paved the way towards focusing on the simplest of things in our lives.
“This period was hard for most people but it shed light on how basic things are so easily accessible to us that happen to be the most important things to focus on in life.
“So even towards fashion and beauty, the approach of keeping real, simple and natural has never been so deep-rooted as before.
“If at all, I think the pandemic has reaffirmed my approach of minimalism and simplicity towards fashion and beauty.”
Shraddha Kapoor has found a love for repeating outfits, and even recycling the pieces she wore as a teenager.
“I repeat my outfits often, I still wear some of my clothes that fit me from my teenage years.
“I do believe in recycling my clothes. When I was a teenager as well, I used to revamp my old clothes by cutting them or stitching something on them myself.
“Sometimes I play with fabric paint as well. Of course, it didn’t have the perfect finish but it had a certain feel and look to it that reflected my personality.
“There are also services I reach out to where I can donate my clothes and have them recycled instead of just giving them away.”
Shraddha Kapoor also revealed that she has become more of a conscious purchaser as a result of the pandemic. She said:
“I pay attention to what I buy and why I buy something. There is always a reason for my purchases, never a whim.”
“Even in beauty, I make sure the products I use are cruelty-free and are not harmful in any way.”
In an attempt to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle, Shraddha Kapoor’s mantra extends beyond fashion.
She also urges others to be more aware of the effect we are having on our planet.
Calling for others to live more sustainably, Kapoor said:
“Our planet needs all the help it can get from us, from anything we can do from turning vegetarian to being a little more conscious with our actions.
“I try to do as much as I can.”