Celebrities like Gabbi Garcia often experience stigma when repeating clothes. For some reason, public figures like her are expected to have truckloads of fancy outfits neatly stashed in their cabinets, arranged conveniently by brand or color, and ready to be worn to match their moods or other whimsical fancies.
Taken to extremes, some celebrities actually make it a point never repeat any of their outfits, and consider it a "mortal sin" to be caught wearing any of their past OOTDs. But Gabbi isn't buying into that drama.
In fact, the 23-year-old Kapuso actress firmly believes that repeating OOTDs should actually be encouraged. Asked if she's scared to be called an outfit-repeater, the former Encantadia actress proudly answered, "No, my gosh! May washing machine kami!"
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) caught up with Gabbi iNovember 10, 2022, at the grand opening of Urban Revivo in Glorietta 3, Makati.
Gabbi said one of her major conditions when shopping for clothes or buying items from luxury brands is that she can use them multiple times. She said, "Ako, it should be something that I can re-wear. Ang important na kasi ng sustainability ngayon. Hindi na talaga dapat yung kada isang gamit, buy na agad."
The Sparkle talent added, "You can always re-style it kasi. Like, kunyare one top, nagamit mo na. Puwede mo rin siyang lagyan ng jacket or something. Maraming puwedeng gawin para maging stylish pa rin yung outfit."
Gabbi also notes the importance of saving money instead of just splurging on clothes that she'd only get to wear once. She asserted, "We're in the day and age na priority na natin ang pagse-save talaga. So, I think it's just practical. As long as you look presentable, why not 'di ba?"
This story originally appeared on Pep.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.