The Infamous Outfit Repeater & the Stigmas Around it
While I’ve been at the trade show, I’ve been an outfit repeater. I’ve been wearing the same pants, jacket, shoes, and scarf. While I was sitting in my trade show pants, I started to think… why is it so bad to be an outfit repeater? Lets break down the stigma together…
Social Media Makes it Seem Like You Can’t Repeat Outfits
When it comes to repeating outfits, why not? Everyone has those few outfits that make them feel awesome. For me, it’s this comfy top and this linen dress. The problem is, social media makes it seem like you need to have a hip and trendy outfit each and every time you post. Now, I know that part of my love with blogging has a huge contribution to this mindset, but it doesn’t have to be that way. You can repeat your items many, many times. Heck, I do it all the time!
Everyone Repeats Outfits.. Yes, Even Bloggers!
In case you didn’t already know, Instagram is all just smoke and mirrors. Truth is, bloggers have been repeating items again and again and you just haven’t noticed. Now, I’m not saying that all bloggers are this crafty… some do actually buy new clothes again and again. To me, that isn’t money consciously spent and that definitely isn’t sustainable. My point is, everyone is an outfit repeater even if you don’t notice it right away on social media.
Spice Up Old Items with Accessories and Different Items
Part of trying out the 10×10 challenge is forcing yourself to get creative with your current items. Whether that is trying on a new pair of earrings or throwing on a scarf, the possibilities are endless. Also, after I did the challenge, none of my coworkers realized that I was wearing the same ten items for the past 10 days, which brings me to my next point…
No One will Notice
No one cares/notices that you are wearing the same items. Half the time people are more focused on themselves than you so they won’t notice what you’re doing “wrong”. Heck, I wear these funk pair of pants at least once or twice a month and every time I do my coworkers compliment me.
If You’re Really That Worried – Change Up the Item
The fun thing about fashion is you can make one piece into so many different styles. Choose from preppy, edgy, feminine, masculine, wild, hippy, etc. You can make a piece of clothing so many different vibes just by changing up your accessories or paired items. (Definitely going to show you how to do this in a future post so stay tuned).
So there you have it. Recycle, rewear, and repeat. You can wear those bold pants as often as you want. Heck, people aren’t even going to notice or remember that you wore them two Thursdays ago with that purple top. Also, if they do… who cares? Also, check out how I wore these pants before in this post.
How do you feel about outfit repeaters? Are you one? Let me know in the comments down below.
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Sooo true- social media makes it seem like we shouldn’t re-wear things and that’s suuuuuch garbage. PS I LOVE these super cute detailed jeans!
Le Stylo Rouge
Thank you so much, girly! We definitely need to change that!
“You Lizzie McGuire are an outfit repeater!” haha I had that line play in my head when I read your title 🙂
I have so many outfits on repeat though! I legit wear the same jeans, and body suit everywhere I go! I’m starting to call it my “uniform” lol
I love your outfit and this post Logan!
Hahaha, oh my gosh my friend actually texted me the same thing! I used to love Lizzie McGuire. I love that you’re rewearing your jeans and body suit, girly! Keep rocking them!
Cute jeans! Hells yeah to outfit repeating! If I love a piece of clothing why on earth wouldn’t I want to wear it over and over?! I personally love seeing how bloggers restyle their favourites, that is always where I get the best inspo!
Oh my gosh, yesssssssss. I actually have a post like that coming up! I’m so happy to hear that, Steph!
Wow loved this post – such an interesting topic. I wear pieces repeatedly all the time and there are SO many different ways to style them. Great post dear!
lots of love, Miri
I couldn’t agree more, Miri! My favorite item to switch up is a dress because you can make it into a top and or skirt. Such a fun way to style things!
You’re right – social media makes us think we need to always be wearing new! I wear pieces on repeat all of the time but try to change it up by adding a scarf, jacket, etc.
Jill – Doused in Pink
I love that, Jill! Accessories are always the best way to make something feel brand new again! Keep on rocking old things!
I fall into this dilemma all the time! Such a good way of looking at it:)
Thank you! I think if you switch up your outfit with a few accessories no one will notice!
Such a good way look at it! You look so cute!
Thank you so much, Nina! Have a great rest of your day!
Those jeans are too dang cute!!!
Thank you SO much, Kate! They are so comfy too!
Amy Ann Arnold
I definitely repeat outfits all the time. We all do! I think your tips are good about changing up one part of it. So cute!
Straight A Style
I’m so happy to hear that Amy! Keep making your wardrobe work!
Love this post! I’m definitely an outfit repeater because some outfits make me feel really happy so why not? I also look at it as a challenge to see how many ways I can style a certain item; I find it so fun lol
Those pants look so cute on you!
Yessss! I am so happy to hear that Jessy! I love making fashion challenges. That is such a great way to look at it!
you’re so right. Everyone repeats outfits and there is nothing wrong with that. If we find an outfit combo that works, why not stick with it? It’s not a crime to wear the same things once. Besides, sometimes we might want to change just a little detail. Why not?
You look lovely in this outfit. Great jeans!
I am so happy to hear you say that! I couldn’t agree more. Wear what makes you happy!
haha i can definitely be guilty of not repeating outfits but you’re so right! i feel like social media just gets to all our heads and we forget our common sense hahah. love those jeans btw!