In her daily wardrobe as well as in her special-occasion choices, the actor embraces a coolth that defies the over-choreographed nature of celebrity.
Anushka Sharma considers style an accessory to life, not the principal driver. A believer in fashion that’s believable (but not basic), Sharma’s is a covetable wardrobe you’d want to replicate. The range of athleisure staples and casual wear that she’s routinely spotted in come from Bodice, Whistles, Joseph, Lovebirds and Maje, and white sneakers are more likely to show up than over-the knee patent leather boots.
“Sometimes we push ourselves to wear extremely uncomfortable clothes. There are clothes meant for a specific reason—they look beautiful on screen but they’re not the most amazing clothes to wear. In my own space I want to be comfortable in what I’m wearing and, most importantly, it has to reflect me—I find it difficult to just follow trends. If a fanny pack is in fashion but I don’t like how it looks on me I’m not going to wear it,” she says.
Sharma eschews sentimental attachment with clothes and things (“I think clothes are there for a purpose. I’m an actor and have to be dressed a certain way, but if I wasn’t I think I’d just be in blacks or whites; I wouldn’t care”) and has no qualms about parting with them. “Clothes are important to me because, let’s be honest, I have to be presentable, but I do it as much as it makes sense to me. I can’t push myself beyond the realm of losing my sense of self.”