I’m back again with another ladies post. As I mentioned in the men’s section I’ve been absent for a little bit mainly down to life taking over. But I’ve been seriously giving the blog some food for thought, I’m not giving up on you all, don’t worry. However, what I am going to try out is posting once a week as opposed to twice a week. It just makes it a lot easier for me to plan posts and ultimately deliver you guys something that’s higher quality. At the moment I sometimes feel that I’m forcing the mid week post and doing it for the sake of it, which is no good. So in the future you’ll find that I’ll be alternating between a post for the guys and a post for the ladies, I may end up changing the design of the blog as well, but that’s staying the same for now.
But back on topic, I wanted to talk about this notion of being scared of wearing the same thing. I maybe stereotyping when I say this, but I tend to hear it from women more so than men. Women that I know personally, always seem to have this obsession with getting something new when they go out. I know from past conversations that many wouldn’t dream of wearing the same thing twice.
I don’t really know where this concept stems from, whether it’s just a certain set of women that I’ve happened to have talked to, that think like this. Maybe it comes from the media, TV shows and movies often depict girls going shopping before a night out. Even outfit bloggers fall victim to this, I’ve seen very few that wear the same thing often. They must have huge wardrobe spaces and massive credit card bills, considering the amount they post and how nothing is ever shown twice. I’m pretty sure there are some that do and I know there was a 30 for 30 challenge which forced a number of outfit bloggers to rely on only 30 items for 30 days. But what was interesting was that a lot of them found it really challenging.
I guess the automatic response to “I have nothing to wear” is to buy new clothes rather than sit down and really think about how you can utilise what you already have and make it work even harder. Buying clothes gives you an endorphin rush and instant gratification, considering how you can re-work what you already have takes brain power and a bit of time. It’s no wonder people opt for the former and never consider the later.
I guess this post is really a challenge to anyone that has that mindset. I’d like you to first off, dismiss this idea that wearing the same clothes more than once is some how a bad thing. Learning how to work a capsule wardrobe and rotate, mix and match and rework different pieces ultimately develops your style brain and makes you stylish. Blindly throwing money at the fact you have nothing to wear doesn’t make you stylish, it just curbs the problem… until you think you have nothing to wear again and the cycle continues…
Are you someone that buys new clothes when you have nothing to wear? Would you wear the same outfit twice? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
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