The Dos and Don’ts of Chronic Outfit Repetition
Do you suffer from chronic outfit repetition? Symptoms include: ownership of a large, impressive, and little worn wardrobe, the display of shoes with scuffs, threadbare jeans, shirts with tears, and general lack of experimentation in daily styling. If this is you, know that you are not alone. COR can plague anyone at anytime, especially those with busy lives, tight bank accounts, and increased attachment to pieces that have always worked for them. Just know that there is help out there for you. If you must chronically repeat, follow these three rules, and your condition will be hard to detect.
– Do switch up your accessories. The one thing you should refrain from repeating is the accessories that make your outfit stand out. Different accents like jewelry, hats, scarves, bags, etc. help to create the illusion that your closet is endless.
– Do establish a grace period. Give yourself a couple of weeks before you wear the same outfit again. A good way to gauge this is to not wear clothes again before you have had your laundry day.
– Do think outside the box. If you are repeating your outfit, find a different way to wear the same thing. Roll up your cuffs, pop your collar, unbutton a few buttons. A little can go a long way.
– Do not repeat the outfit and the occasion. Wearing the same outfit to the same event, whether it be a parties, job interviews, or other recurring events could be a mistake. Switching up your look instead of relying on one old faithful outfits for certain occasions will keep your outfit from gaining a reputation, as well as save you from style laziness.
– Do not forget about the basics. Racking up on basic and unmemorable pieces will earn you less of an outfit repeating reputation. Here’s why: Statement pieces with bright colors or stand out prints will stick in the minds of onlookers better than more forgettable yet functional basic pieces, therefore you can get away with wearing them more. Make sense? No? We’ll talk about it later.
– Do not wear the life out of your clothes. If there is a piece you love, especially if it is a basic, foundation piece like jeans or cardigans, buy two or three in different colors. This way, you can repeat the pieces you love while keeping them from getting too worn.
Wear one item in different ways!