With all the fabulousness surrounding our favourite Bollywood starlets, it’s hard to imagine that they might recycle outfits just like us. Let’s face it, even us mere mortals think long and hard about repeating outfits and create a sort of mental catalogue of who has seen us wearing what. And if the outfit made it to your social media then you can safely assume that its expiry date is fast approaching.
Refreshingly it seems like the days of fast fashion and quick wardrobe turnarounds are behind us. There has been a resurgence of investing in quality pieces that will last you a long time and using inventive styling to recycle each outfit multiple times.
Even our favourite Bollywood IT girls have caught on to the trend and it definitely makes them highly endearing to regular folk. Celebrities certainly have overflowing closets filled to the brim with luxury labels but they too have woken up to the value of reinventing key pieces. Besties Malaika Arora and Kareena Kapoor Khan are certainly no strangers to spending heavily on fabulous garments for their closets and they’re also astute enough to use nifty styling hacks from preventing their outfits becoming run-of-the-mill.
They might set lofty fashion goals every time they step out but they’ve also made it totally plausible for celebrities to repeat outfits without it becoming totally earth shattering news. After spending a small fortune on certain items in their enviable closets we certainly don’t blame these style savvy ladies for wanting to get the most bang for their buck. Both Malaika and Kareena are adept at street style and prove to us that investing in classic basics is always a smart move. Not only are such items totally versatile but also unlikely to start looking dated because they remain perennially trendy.
Kareena has been spotted multiple times in her limited edition Gucci x Coco Capitan yellow tee. She first wore it for an airport look with a pair of skinny ripped jeans and recycled it more recently for a gym look.
Kareena Kapoor Khan Recycling Her Gucci x Capitan Tee
Malaika has a total love affair with the label Deme by Gabriella so it’s no surprise that she chose to recycle a crop top by the brand. She was seen wearing the blue and white checked top with ruffle details with a white-tiered skirt at a birthday lunch. Malaika chose to recycle the top with a pair of high waist jeans while vacationing in New York.
Malaika Arora Recycling Her Deme By Gabriella Crop Top
A well-fitted denim jacket is forever and Kareena sure loves her classic blue version. She’s been spotted wearing the piece multiple times with different combinations. Whether it’s catching flights or grabbing a quick bite with her gal pals, this particular denim piece is her favourite to throw on over any laidback look.
Kareena Kapoor Khan Recycling Her Classic Blue Denim Jacket
Speaking of laidback looks, Malaika seemed to be obsessed with her side striped jeans and white sneakers. The stunner gave us 3 totally different looks with the combination and each one was the ultimate in off-duty weekend vibes. Worn with a crop shirt, the look is perfect for Sunday brunch. Teamed with a graphic tee makes for the ideal outfit to run errands. And a slightly baggy crop blouse takes the look to totally comfy effortless chic levels.
Malaika Arora Recycling Her Side Striped Jeans & White Sneakers
A pair of side split flared bottom trousers may not be a very popular choice but Kareena Kapoor Khan certainly schooled us in how to rock them in two completely contrasting ways. Worn with a fitted tank top and blazer, the look is certainly celebrity approved for your next airport run. But offset with a simple striped tee it’s an outfit that’s made for lazy Sundays.
Kareena Kapoor Khan Recycling Her Side Slit Flared Jeans
When it comes to unconventional choices Malaika’s sequin unicorn jeans definitely top the list. The diva was totally having a moment with her pair of statement making jeans and was seen in them constantly. She wore her offbeat jeans with a strappy tank top for a casual look, with a Gucci graphic printed tee and belt for something slightly dressier and with a knitted sweater and ankle boots for an airport look. Proving that it’s possible to get a lot of wear from even the most unlikely of currently trending pieces.
Malaika Arora Recycling Her Sequin Unicorn Jeans
Malaika favoured the Gucci printed tee quite a lot but also took a page out of Kareena’s style handbook. She wore the tee not just with her distinctive unicorn jeans but also with a pair of side split jeans previously seen on her close friend. We simply love the idea of these two fashionistas sipping their green teas while swapping style notes with each other! Especially when they’re the kind of ideas that make it easier for all of us to recycle our own basics without feeling like we’re committing fashion suicide.
Malaika Arora Recycling Her Gucci Graphic Printed Tee
Sources: Fashion101.in, Indiatoday.in, Missmalini.com, Pinkvilla.com, Cosmopolitan.in