I claimed, once upon a time, that this was a beauty and style blog, and I did in fact post the occasional OOTD here and there. I think the reason for that is that I am the type of person who chooses comfort over style, always. The other reason is that I am a complete outfit repeater.
I don’t really have a lot of outfit pictures, so I looked for instances that I repeated whole outfits, or at least the major components of them.
For your reference and for the sake of this post: when I started caring about clothes (after college, sadly, lol), I went for better-looking comfort, so I had a lot of cardigans, pull-overs, short-sleeved sweaters, vests, etc. to make my outfits look a bit more put together than your true blue basics. I mean, these are still basics, BUT YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. Ahem.
Okay, so let’s start with a really funny picture in which I try to look “fierce,” lol. This was from a magazine feature! The makeup was done by Patrick from shu uemura and this was around the time that I was about to fall into an obsessive makeup spiral.
Watch me repeat everything (sans shoes)…
Outfit #3 Details: Top (Forever 21), Pants (Uniqlo), Flats (Muji)
Outfit #4 Details: Top (Forever 21), Pants (Zara), Chambray shirt (nicked from Sarie)
Outfit #5 Details: Top (Forever 21), Jeans (Zara)
May 2014, for a shoot!
Outfit #6 Details: Top (Cheap Monday), Jeans (Zara), Boots (Clarks)
Outfit #7 Details: Dress (Hare), Sweater (Hare), Boots in first picture (Clarks), Sneakers in second picture (Vans x Liberty)
… and then again in March 2011. I must have really, really liked this dress.
Outfit #9 Details: Dress (Mango), Belt (nicked from my mom), shoes in first pic (Rubi Shoes), shoes in second pic (Vans… I think?), shoes in third pic (???)
I don’t know what the point of this post is.
Actually, I kinda do. I was looking for outfit posts on my Tagged Photos on Facebook (because I am shitty at keeping track of outfits) to kind of try and define my personal style, and then I saw a pattern of repetition, and it became this post instead. I actually have a striped shirt (from Zara, but looks like it’s from A.P.C. lol) that has made many appearances, too, but there were too many that I got too lazy to keep track of them. So. Ahem.
My take-away from writing this is that a) it’s good that I wear things a lot because that means that I get a lot of mileage from what I paid for them AND that I don’t keep harming the environment by partaking in obsessive clothes buying and adding to potential waste, and b) that I probably won’t make me a great resource on personal style. I don’t think I’ve consciously defined my “personal style” just yet. I mostly just go by “OH THAT IS CUTE.” Lately, I’ve been looking at posts and resources on minimizing your closet, to kind of streamline my wardrobe (as you can see, mine is all over da place), so IDK. Let’s see what happens with the “style” angle of this place.
Outfit #10 Details: Dress (Primark), Coat (New Look)
These days, I wear a lot of shorts/chino shorts (comfort!), button-ups, tights, and plain basic tees. For footwear, I opt for sneakers, mocs, and my only pair of boots—a pair of the Clarks Desert Graces. I’ve been trying to be better at shoes, though. I recently got some pretty brogues and some basic sandals. For bags, I mostly rotate totes… or Kanken backpacks (lol). For other accessories, I like dainty/simple rings, necklaces, scarves, my tiny watch, earrings (not dangling ones, usually). It’s all very simple really, but I kind of want to up my game, if you know what I mean.
Do you have a go-to outfit? Are you an outfit repeater like me? Do you care if people repeat their outfits? How long do you keep unworn clothes before giving/throwing them away?