Zendaya is inspired by ''the fashion of the decades''.

The 21-year-old actress - who launched her own label Daya by Zendaya in 2015 - believes trends ''just repeat'' over time, and the star ''loves exploring'' outfits from different genres and bringing a ''modern'' twist to a classic outfit.

Speaking to PEOPLE about her style choices, the brunette beauty said: ''I think I'm always just very inspired by the fashion of the decades. When you go back in time and kind of explore those silhouettes and kind of find a modern way to do it, everything in fashion just repeats. It's just the same thing, just repeating. So when you latch on to something from the past, it's almost like it's new again, because we haven't seen it in a while. So I love exploring with different things from different decades. It's fun.''

And the 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' star has admitted fashion also gives her a boost of confidence.

She explained: ''I think for me, I really have been lucky to find, through fashion, a lot of confidence. For me, dressing up and trying new things is a form of exploring my confidence, exploring what I like, exploring what I enjoy.

And though some people may dread dressing up for a star studded bash, Zendaya loves it because she feels she takes on an ''alter ego''.

She added: ''When I go on carpets, for some people, some people hate this part. This is my favourite part. I can just go to a red carpet and just go home, because it's like my favourite part is the red carpets. That's sometimes opposite for people, but I enjoy it. It's fun for me

''I get to be these different characters. It's like an alter ego.''