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A sneak peek into actor Kiara Advani’s wardrobe

The actor owns over a 100 pairs of shoes. Not surprising, considering her only shopping rule is to buy it if you like it.

HT48HRS_Special Updated: May 05, 2017 17:54 IST
Actor Kiara Advani at her Mahalaxmi residence.
Actor Kiara Advani at her Mahalaxmi residence.(Aalok Soni/HT photo)

Kiara Advani (Fugly, 2014; MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, 2016) invites us over to her spacious home at Mahalakshmi one afternoon. We immediately notice her love for white, which is visible in the décor. No wonder then, she’s now an Abbas-Mastan favourite (directors of her recent film, Machine, who are known for wearing all-white ensembles). She’s warm, hospitable (treats us to some lovely biryani) and is excited for the photo shoot (she woke up early to put together her look).

Style statement: “I’m moody, so the amount of effort I take to dress depends on how I feel that particular morning. I don’t accessorise much — the only piece of accessory I’d put on is probably a pair of sunglasses. I prefer outfits that fit well and have a feminine touch to them.”

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Guilty pleasures: “Sunglasses and footwear. I own over a hundred pair of shoes. I stick to classic colours so I can pair them with most clothes. I can run, and even work out in heels.”

Advani has a huge collection of sunglasses. (Aalok Soni/HT photo)

Colour code: “White dominates my wardrobe. I feel you can never have enough of that colour — it’s your closet essential and goes with everything. I have lost track of how many white racerback tank tops I own.”

Go-to clothes: “Tank tops and a well-fitted pair of jeans. Now that it’s summer, print dominates my closet too. I can also happily live in my gym wear all day.”

Shopping destination: “I love New York because you’ll find high street and high-end brands, small boutiques and local designers all in the same city. If I want to go on a quick shopping trip, Dubai is the perfect stop.”

A Zara jacket that the actor jazzed up with quirky badges. (Aalok Soni/HT photo)

Brand value: “For Indian wear, Papa Don’t Preach has a really funky collection. And of course, Manish Malhotra and Sabyasachi are every girl’s dream. Internationally, I’m loving Fendi and I recently bought a bag and shades. I do shop from flea markets and street shops as well.”

Stock up: “I’m a hoarder. I might still have my pyjamas from when I was eleven. Every time I prepare for a trip, my dad always tells me to first clear my closet before I decide to buy something new. But though you may not wear something five years old right now, it might just be the ‘in’ thing tomorrow.”

Big no-no: “Fishnet stockings. Anything punk does not go well with me. I’ve made it clear to my stylists that I’m not too daring with my look.”

A Céline handbag from Kiara Advani’s collection. (Aalok Soni/HT photo)

Snap decision: “I have only one shopping rule: if you like it, buy it. It leaves no room for regrets. My father is so embarrassed to travel with me that he doesn’t want to be seen anywhere around me since I have bags full of shopping.”

In hindsight: “When I was a kid, I used to take part in swimming competitions. Everyone used to wear these athletic swimsuits but my mom would make me wear a bright, shiny pink bikini because she thought it looked cute. I was known as the pink bikini girl. It was so embarrassing.”