Once upon a time there was a young lady (me) who would have never been caught wearing something twice, especially if the look was captured on the gram. I mean, where day do dat at (in my slang voice, cause I'm cool like that)? But then one day this young lady woke up and realized that that was the most craziest thing ever. She understood that she was being uppity for no good reason and remembered she didn't have the closet of Rihanna. After all what sense did it make to buy something I obviously liked only to wear it once? Cray, right?
After I got over the "Repeat Outfit Offender" syndrome, I gained a better appreciation for my clothes and became more focused on making the most of my wardrobe. While I very rarely repeat a look, I do wear items over and over. I've said this before and I'll say it again for the people in the back. When considering adding pieces to your wardrobe, before you buy it, envision at least 3-4 different ways to style that item with pieces you already have in your closet. The goal is to maximize your wardrobes full potential, not to become a hoarder. Maximizing your wardrobe means mixing and matching pieces that you already have to create different looks.
Take these camo pants for instance. This look is my 8th (or 9th) time styling these fatigues and each time I've replaced one or two pieces from the previous look to create a whole other outfit. Here are two good examples of the rare occasions when I've worn AND been photographed in the same look; the difference between the two is for the first look, I wore floral print block heels and paired it with a mixed print clutch. Yet for the second look, I opted for flatform shoes and accessorized with a leopard print belt. You see that with only a few subtle changes, you can create different looks with pieces you already have. So you know I have to ask, which look is your fave?
Photography Kaylin James