Hi, I’m Ami and I am an outfit repeater.
Before shooting the look featured on todays blog, I decided it would be fun to purchase something new from H&M for a fresh outfit post. Fast forward to the night before my shoot, and my package still hasn’t arrived. Its 9PM, and I start having a complete melt down about what to wear. If you’re anything like me, it’ll go something along the lines of “UGH! I hate all my clothes! I have nothing cute! Everyone has already seen me in all of these pieces!!!!!” and so on and so forth (yes I act like I am 12 years old on occasion, sue me.)
This is a pretty regular occurrence for me. (The struggle to find an outfit, not the temper tantrums) I often find myself in my closet, and thinking to myself ‘I have nothing to wear.’ Yet, I have a closet full of beautiful clothes that I have only worn once or twice. So why am I always so tired of my clothes? Why do I feel that after one photo in that top, or those jeans, that they have to be retired to the back of my closet? I guess you could blame the game. The fact that everywhere you turn, your favorite bloggers are wearing the newest Gucci, the latest trend, the best of the best, whatever that may be.
Lets be real though, I am a broke college student. I’m in the army, work part time at an Apple Store, and have an internship. I don’t make that kind of money where I can constantly purchase new things just to show how cool I can style outfits. I’m not at a place in my life where I have that luxury, and I don’t know if I ever will be.
So anyway, after my brief little melt down, I decided to shoot this look. And you know what? I can be seen wearing both this shirt AND these trousers in multiple Instagram posts. But you know, I decided to say fuck it. Fuck caring if I am seen wearing the same outfit on more than one occasion, and fuck it if someone even notices. I don’t have a lot of money, and I don’t have the funds to buy $1,000’s of dollars of new clothes ever month just to stroke my online ego.
I really feel like in todays digital society, it can come off as such a faux pa if you wear the same outfit more than once. And to be totally honest, I feel kind of crummy when I’m scrolling through some of my favorite bloggers feeds and NEVER see them outfit repeat. Like, damn, good for them, but also, how do you do it?!?! (No seriously, tell me your ways.)
Long story short; embrace your outfit repeat days, and don’t give in to the pressure of constantly wearing new clothes.
I love ya’ll, thanks for letting me rant. <3
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