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no shame in outfit repeating

A feature of items I have worn practically a bajillion times and why the shame of "outfit repeating" has to stop. 
I never quite understood the negative stigma associated with outfit repeating. Of course, I am definitely guilty of wearing one item to an event and then shoving it back deep into my closet never to be worn again, as if hell would freeze over if people realized I was wearing the same thing twice. As I've tried started finding a love for basics and as my style has evolved, I've realized that I have started not really caring about wearing the same thing. It is sustainable, too, and what could be better than that? We all know that fashion is one of the most unsustainable industries, so the shame in wearing something twice should truly become a thing of the past. With that said, here are various occasions when I have styled the same item (or very similar styles) in multiple ways. 

THE JACQUEMUS MACEIO DRESS
I spent a fortune on this Jacquemus dress, so you best believe that I would wear it multiple times. Though it is a memorable style, I've worn it on nights out with my best friend in New York, in Italy on my birthday, and with jeans for a casual day in Soho. It looks best paired simply with strappy heels, but I wouldn't let that stop me from styling it with Levi's and ankle boots. Layered necklaces is also an amazing way to add umph to this dress. In the fall, I think it could look great with black trousers as well.  CAMEL-COLORED TROUSERS
You guys have seen me in my brown Acne trousers a multitude of times. They are an amazing staple and honestly go great with white blouses (another item I will get into), matching blazers, black strappy tops, or even with white t-shirts. Sneakers, boots, and funky bags make for an amazing pairing as well. One can never have too many tailored trousers. These fit me like a glove, so every time I wear them I feel confident and très chic. 

WHITE BLOUSES / COLLARED SHIRTS
Another staple I am extremely fond of. My ultimate favorite collared shirt is the Totême Capri shirt. Again, it is a basic that can be styled a million ways and always look different. I love tucking them into trousers/jeans with a belt, or oversized with a short skirt underneath to look like a dress. I have worn the dress-look out with heeled boots and felt amazing, chic, and comfortable. As a person who loves structure and shapes, a white collared shirt is one of my favorite go-to looks. 

BALENCIAGA SHOES
I have worn and styled these babies in so many ways, which is amazing considering their hefty price tag, so their low cost per wear has definitely shown their worth. With socks, jeans, suits, dresses, trousers, you name it, they make any look gorgeous. I love them because they are so unique yet timeless.BLAZERS / SUITS

It is no secret that blazers and suits take up a big space in my closet. The checkered one shown above I wear the most, especially belted (unfortunately I can't link to it because it's vintage). Looking in the men's suit section you can find amazing blazers that may be masculine, but after adding details like jewelry, leggings, a belt at the waist, or kitten heels, makes for the best feminine look. 

BLACK
This is an overall sort of theme, but black is classic, so I had to include it in this series. Black dresses, pants, and turtlenecks are my favorite staple pieces. The polka-dot Violette Realisation Par dress is perfect for days when you want to thrown something on but still look presentable; I have been seen in it many a time. Though it is definitely a recurring theme in the fashion world, you can never go wrong with black. 

Let me know if you enjoyed this series as I would love to do it again with more pieces that I have worn multiple times! Again, I think that there shouldn't be any shame in outfit repeating anymore. Let's put an end to it once and for all. xx

9 comments

  1. I totally agree with you ! Why would we have to be ashamed of wearing the same stuff multiple times ?
    Because of that, we are more enclined to buy a lot of clothes that we don’t necessary need (even want, sometimes)... It puts money in fast fashion because when you want to buy a lot you buy cheaper. And cheaper usually means less quality so not durable/sustainable.
    Understanding that we should buy great pieces that we love is great and the fact that we wouldn’t be ashamed of wearing it many times helps !
    Thank you for this article and your great style :)

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    1. Exactly! It turns into fast fashion and why fast fashion is so hyped is because of this reason. Thank you for all of your thoughts, exactly what I was trying to say. So much love to you! Thank YOU! xx

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  2. Hi Christie! I love your blog so much and I was wondering if you can give me your opinion on Zara blazers and their trousers? Is the quality good? How does it compare to brands like Acne or Toteme? Thanks!

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    1. So the all-tan trouser & blazer combination under that category is from Zara! Even still, it wasn't exactly cheap, I think I paid $150 for the set, which is a high price considering it's Zara. I must say though that the fabric is really nice and the buttons are gorgeous (and I haven't lost one yet). It really isn't bad quality and the style is very chic and "on trend". But, brands like Acne or Toteme have more structure and you can definitely feel how the quality is better than Zara. It will just fit you better, and overall be a really good staple piece in your wardrobe because their styles are more timeless! Since Zara is fast-fashion, they sort of abide by trend rather than fit. Really hope this helped, let me know if you need more help xx

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  3. Loved this post so much. There should be no shame in outfit repeating. Your style is gorgeous and I would love to see his kind of post more often, maybe showing us different ways of how to style specific pieces x

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    1. I'm so happy you liked this! Thank you so so much. Definitely, will get on that soon! xx

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  4. Thanks for posting this, these pieces sound like a good way to start a capsule collection

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  5. I think it's great to wear items you love often. It feels like such a waste otherwise.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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  6. I've been thinking about this topic as well lately. It's a shame how many clothes just get pushed aside after one wear. I think it can be just as fun falling back in love with these pieces and finding new ways to style them.

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