Everyone’s been stuck in a sartorial rut at some point in their life. (Let’s just say every day). We think we have found a solution to your “I have nothing to wear” dilemma. Though it was considered a fashion blunder back in the day (for no good reason), the modern-day rules have changed. Even the most fashion literate believe in repeating and recycling clothing. On behalf of all modern-day fashionistas, I’d like to offer you a quick style tip. It’s okay to embrace those humble pair of jeans that have been a wardrobe staple for a while, just remember to style them with a clever twist this time around. Even with an armour of stylists and designers at their rescue, let these A-listers show you how to rock an ensemble for the 2nd (or 3rd/4th/5th) time around. Watch and learn!
1. Deepika Padukone
Her every look is notable, and her magnificent sartorial portfolio has us fawning over all her appearances, on and off the red carpet. But if there’s one thing you probably didn’t notice among all the glitz and glam, it’s that Deepika actually loves to repeat outfits. Deepika wore this stunning Dolce & Gabbana piece to a Beauty Awards night in Mumbai in 2012. In 2017, she was spotted wearing the same garment at the Vanity Fair Oscars party. All we can say is that she nailed it both times.
Pro tip: The trick is to pull out the same look at a fairly spread-out timeline. It also helps if you have the parties in two entirely different geographical locations.
2. Jennifer Lopez
Don’t we love a good outfit repeat? Especially when J.Lo affirms it. Jennifer Lopez just about broke the internet both times she wore that iconic green Versace dress. She aced this outfit at the Grammy Awards in 2000. The second time around, she made an appearance at the Versace fashion show in 2020, in a revamped version of the dress. Because only one appearance in this legendary dress would be a shame.
3. Janhvi Kapoor
Wearing a different outfit to workout every day? Seems a tad bit over the top even for the Kapoors. Even if you’re not glued to your Instagram, at some point, Janhvi Kapoor in her gym gear, exiting her pilates session, in her fashionable workout attire, have made it to your feed. There’s no denying her dedication to her workout routine, but there’s one more thing she enjoys doing: that is, repeating an outfit or two – however, she always pairs them differently and serves up a new look.
4. Tara Sutaria
Tara Sutaria may be new to the Bollywood biz but she’s no stranger to making a stylish statement. Because of her immaculate personal style, this diva is always papped looking stylish and elegant. The star has been spotted staying true to her light-washed distressed jeans on multiple occasions, combining them with exactly the perfect top depending on whether she is going for an extra casual vibe or wanting to go all dolled up. If Tara Sutaria is up to repeat outfits, do we need more pushing?
5. Kate Middleton
We were surprised to learn that the Duchess of Cambridge is more relatable than we anticipated. Kate Middleton certainly enjoys wearing her favourite outfits and isn’t afraid to repeat them but with a twist the next time around. Being a huge fan of recycling her outfits, it was difficult to pick just one, but the duchess looked incredible both times she wore this gold and white Alexander McQueen gown. The gown first debuted in 2012 during a state dinner in Malaysia, and it was reintroduced in 2020 at the BAFTA event with a little twist in hair and accessories.