Love wearing the same clothes over and over? Well, guess what? So do I! And it’s totally fine. You can wear the same thing more than once. Just make sure it looks somehow different everytime you wear it. Don’t worry! I’m showing you how I updated my favourite jeans and cardigan for another autumnal day in the city! This time with the fashionable chunky sneakers.
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Yes, this is basically the same outfit I wore a few days ago when I wrote about how cool it is to wear a cardigan as a sweater this fall. You know, tucked inside your jeans? In case you forgot, I styled my chic straight leg jeans (shop my A.P.C. jeans here) and this white cable knit cardigan with fabulous blue satin pumps. Ps. In case you forgot, go here and check that look.
In short, I wore the same clothes that I’m wearing here but made them look different. How? By changing a few things. Yes, this is when accessories really matter.
WAIT DOES THIS MEAN I CAN WEAR THE SAME CLOTHES OVER AND OVER AGAIN?
Yes! You can! Because guess what? Everyone does it. Moreover, you should!
If you take a closer look at what fashion IT girls wear, you will see there are some clothes that they wear on repeat. No joke! Everyone, from Meghan and Kate, pardon the Dutches of Sussex and Dutches of Cambridge, to our fashion princesses Chiara, Chriselle and Amie, wear some clothes on and one. Admittedly not as often as we do, but I imagine you get the point.
I know I’m repeating myself, but it’s really important that you know, that wearing the same clothes is totally fine. As long as your clothes are not worn out, dirty or somehow ruined, of course.
So to recap, stop listening to the advertisers who want you to shop that under $30 clothes on and on. Just to make sure you are on trend, always wearing something new. Bull shit! Pardon my French! But it really is. Get clothes that last your lifetime or at least your youth, and wear them as often as you want.
Believe me, as long as you follow my tips, there is no doubt that you will always look stylish. Furthermore, no one will notice it’s the same clothes that you are wearing again and again.
Seriously, not even your friends when you turn up in the same jeans for brunch two times in the row. And no, not because they were drinking champagne. But because your outfit will look different from the one you wore last week.
HOW TO WEAR SAME CLOTHES OVER AND OVER AGAIN?
There is only one thing you actually need to know if you want to wear the same clothes on repeat while giving the impression that you are not wearing the same outfit again.
The secret is in the details and attitude. Yes, there is a legit reason why I swapped the blue satin pumps for bouncy sneakers. Anyway, more about this later. Let us start with the beginning, shall we?
#1 BRUSH YOUR HAIR DIFFERENTLY
I know you expected to read something like “put on a different lipstick” for the beginning. Because changing the colour of your lipstick is actually a great tip. Besides I’m currently writing about the makeup trends as well.
Yet I didn’t follow this tip when wearing these jeans and tucked cardigan again. No! The lipstick I’m wearing here is the same I was wearing over there. Yes, you are assuming right. This lipstick (it’s from Tom Ford Beauty by the way – shop here) is my staple this season, and I wear it on repeat as well. Letting you know why I love it so much in the lip trend report soon.
Whatsoever, making some difference about your hair and beauty is a must if you want your outfit to look differently. And since the makeup is out of the option for me because you know, I love wearing my signature everyday makeup, I had to do something with my hair.
Nevertheless, I didn’t bother too much with my hair either. Oh, dear, I sound a bit sloppy right now. But the truth is far from that. I simply used my T3 hairdryer (shop here), this round brush (shop here) and that brush (shop here), Oribe Featherbalm Weightless Styler (get here) and SHOW BEAUTY Premiere Finishing Spray (purchase here full size or here travel size).
#2 PUT ON DIFFERENT SHOES
How they say … give her the right shoes, and she will conquer the world? Or something like that? For me is more like, different shoes, different mood. Boots turn me cool and chic (especially cowboy boots this season), sandals make me feel fancy, pumps make me feel powerful, chunky sneakers playful, other flats … well, I don’t wear many flats …
Whatsoever, even though I feel my best wearing pumps, I love swapping heels for chunky sneakers from time to time. Not only chunky sneakers are fashionable this season, but they bring that childish joy to me. I wonder why? It’s not that I wore sneakers as a little girl a lot. I was that little girl in heels since 4.
Anyway, the point here is that I feel differently and therefore behave differently when wearing different shoes. And all this lead to the same clothes and a different outfit.
So if you want to wear the same clothes while being dressed differently, swap the shoes.
By the way, I’m wearing Reebok instapump chunky sneakers (shop here). And yes, I matched them with the bag in the same colour. Well, don’t look like that! Long are days since I let you know what wearing matching shoes and bag tell about you (read here).
Ps. If you want to match your chunky sneakers with a bag too, browse the widget below and find your pair.
#3 GRAB A DIFFERENT BAG
I guess you expected this since it’s always about the bags. Ha, looking at my chain shoulder bag a bit closer it seems like I should listen to the marketers this time. And get a new bag. Because this one has had better days.
By the way, a bag trend report for autumn winter 2018/19 is coming up on Brunette from Wall Street shortly. As soon as I make my bag wish list. But there will be some bags from my SS18 bag shopping list (check it now) on the new list as well. Not only because I still didn’t get them, but because many of them are still in fashion. Only cheaper now. Long last the sale season!
#4 ADD OR TAKE A LAYER OR TWO
Lastly the coat. Since it’s getting colder and colder, I had no choice but putting on the coat this time. And I didn’t mind it at all. After all, it’s the coat that makes this outfit stand out from the other one even more. Plus, I love wearing my Weekend Max Mara coat. If you want to have a coat you will love as much as I love mine, go here and get your Maxmara coat now.
Thinking better, merely following this tip and dressing for the weather unless living in L.A. will make your clothes look different every time. Especially in Europe where weather changes on and on.
SAVE, PIN AND WEAR IT TWICE
Be sure to save, pin and print both of these fashion cheat sheets. As a little reminder of how to wear the same clothes twice.
MORE WAYS TO WEAR SAME CLOTHES ON REPEAT
Looking at all the outfits I ever wrote about on Brunette from Wall Street, you will notice one thing. I wear the same clothes all the time! Thinking this used to be a fashion crime … Surely, there are many new things you haven’t seen up close just yet, like this mini plaid skirt over here. And a few other clothes that you will notice only on my Instagram and LIKEtoKNOW.it. Mentioning these two, are we Instaoffical already?
By the way, what clothes do you wear on repeat? Do you make sure to wear them differently every time? What do you change about your outfit?