Behind closet doors: Shruti Seth

She loves her bling, has jeans in every shade, and has an inexhaustible collection of jewellery.

HT48HRS_Special Updated: Jun 05, 2016 20:33 IST
Nidhi Choksi
Nidhi Choksi
Hindustan Times
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Shruti Seth (Photo: Aalok Soni/HT)

She loves her bling, has jeans in every shade, and has an inexhaustible collection of jewellery.

Actor Shruti Seth welcomes us into her Andheri home. She is dressed in dungarees and nerd glasses, with zero make-up on. But her wardrobe is a treat for those who adore colours and bling.

At home: “You’ll find me in loose and comfortable clothing. My dungaree is my go-to outfit.”

Wedge pumps from Forever 21 (Photo: Aalok Soni/HT)

Style mantra: “I don’t think I’m much into the latest trends. I believe in clean cuts, so I end up wearing a lot of pants, pencil skirts and fitted dresses, etc. I will rarely wear something I’m not comfortable in. I would like to wear more saris, but I’m trying to get a hang of it. Being a recent mother, I’m constantly on the go. So, I need to be in clothes that I don’t have to worry too much about.”

A clutch Seth picked up at an exhibition (Photo: Aalok Soni/HT)

Changing tastes: “Kids nowadays care a lot about how they dress. Back when I was in college, it was always budget shopping. I remember wearing the same clothes every time I went out. But now I rarely repeat my clothes. Now, I’m careful about how I team up my clothes and complete a look. When girls say that they just put on whatever they feel like, it’s a lie. Everything is well thought of and girls love dressing up. Though, I do find it exhausting sometimes.”

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Mood swings: “If I’m in the mood, I’ll be impeccably dressed even if I’m just staying at home. But if I’m not, I could be going to the biggest party, but I’ll don a pair of jeans and a white shirt. Sometimes I can get ready in 10 minutes and sometimes, I take ages while my husband turn into a skeleton waiting for me.”

The actor loves all things bling (Photo: Aalok Soni/HT)

Bling it: “I love clothes that shimmer. If there’s something that shines, I need to get it. When I got married, I had something called a bling party, where the guests were supposed to come in shimmery clothes.”

Paint it red: “You’ll also find a lot of colour in my wardrobe. I love different shades of red. I also like cobalt blue. I have a confession: I own jeans in pretty much any colour you can imagine.”

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Brand love: “Forever 21. I have started buying stuff from exhibitions though. When you get your clothes from an assembly line clothing store, almost everybody lands up having the same clothes. If I shop online, I get my outfits from”

A Michael Kors sling from Seth’s closet (Photo: Aalok Soni/HT)

Fashion advice: “I hate visible panty lines. Another thing I never do is wear a dark lip liner with a light shade of lip colour. And I always keep my toenails clipped. I remember someone telling me that long toenails can remind one of a witch.”

Accessory love: “I’ve collected so much jewellery over the years that it’s unbelievable. I can never do justice to them — even if I wore a piece of jewellery every day, till the day I die, I know I’ll still have stuff left unworn.”

Seth has a vast collection of jewellery (Photo: Aalok Soni/HT)

Impulsive shopper: “I have to keep asking myself, ‘Do I really, really need this?’ I have a dirty habit of getting the same outfit in different styles. Recently, I picked up these culottes from Zara, and I got them in all styles — side-zip, front-zip, button-down.”

Lavish purchase: “A handbag. My husband fails to understand how a handbag can cost more than a computer.”

A blazer from Seth’s wardrobe (Photo: Aalok Soni/HT)

Faux pas: “I remember the time I wore a pair of shiny tights to college. My friend has never let me forget that. I just wear clothes that make me feel comfortable. I don’t care if they don’t make me look good.”

Shopping destination: “Bangkok and Thailand. However, [designers] Gauri and Nainika’s wardrobes win over them. If given a chance, I would totally raid their wardrobe and wear the clothes they design through the day.”

First Published: Jun 02, 2016 00:00 IST