Dressing up for a change: making the most of clothes I have

As I’m in gym kit most of the time, it feels like a novelty to wear regular clothes. I’ve lived in leggings for most of this year!

But even though I post a lot about lifestyle, I still consider myself to be a fashion blogger. When I first started blogging, I felt a pressure to look “new” and wear completely different outfits all the time to keep up with other fashion bloggers.

It made sense in 2012 but fast forward to 2020 and my approach to fashion has changed. I’m all about re-wearing. I think it’s important to show that you can look good without constantly buying new. It’s not practical or sustainable.

Re-wear & re-love

A friend of mine recently admitted that she never wears the same outfit twice on a night out and buys brand new every time. While there’s nothing wrong with that (I used to be the same when I was younger!), it’s not the end of the world wearing something you’ve worn before.

In fact, I think it’s more stylish to dig out old items and update them with a cool scarf, hairstyle, lipstick or whatever. It takes more effort but it’s fun and feels extra satisfying when someone compliments you.

Update with accessories

Ultimately, the key is to invest in classic pieces that can be worn again and again. For example, a quality coat like the camel one I’m wearing above. You can’t go wrong with black ankle boots either. I think black leather trousers are a great staple too – I wear mine to death in the winter!

But if you’re not fussed on leather trousers, a good pair of black jeans will work wonders. As will basic jumpers in a range of colours. Think black, grey, khaki and cream! You can always add colour and detail with accessories. I love neutral outfits with pops of pink, mustard, burnt orange etc.     

So what I’m saying is, buy less and wear more. You don’t need to keep buying new to look good. And if you do buy, go for vintage or charity shop!  

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