Zendaya believes fashion has "empowered" her.
The 19-year-old singer - who is ambassador for American cosmetics brand CoverGirl - has admitted her quirky sense of style isn't just about fabrics and designs but, instead, has allowed her to find her inner voice and give her confidence.
Speaking to website WWD, the brunette beauty said: "Fashion allows me to have fun. It allows me to be creative. It's allowed me to have more confidence.
"When you look at fashion, some people see it as a very materialistic thing, but to me it's become a way to not be afraid of being myself and to care more about my opinion than anyone else's. That's why I go out and wear whatever I want because I'm really not concerned with the opinions of other people. It's very empowering."
Meanwhile, the 'Shake It Up' star is planning to release her new footwear collection, Daya by Zendaya, later this Spring and is keen to make shoes that can be worn by everyone.
She said recently: "We kind of wanted to create classic silhouettes and things that I think everyone would be into while also making them a little bit different, [to add] a little bit of edge and our own personal touch."