Shannon's post on whether or not to post repeat outfits got me thinking, how often do you repeat outfits in their entirety without changing anything? Once a week? Once a month? Once a year?
I was surprised at how many of you said you don't post repeat outfits on the forum unless you change something. I feel like I've been on here forever but it's only been 8 months and I'm sure there's lots of outfits that you veterans have posted before that I've never seen. I have a "signature outfit" that I've worn in its entirety at least 4 times in the last 8 months and there's plenty of others that I've repeated. I think I wear repeat outfits at least every 1-2 weeks. I admit I haven't always reposted the repeats, but maybe I should!
I feel like if you love an outfit that much to wear it again, it must be your signature style so I want to see it! Plus I am not able to look at every single WIW posted or keep track of who wore each outfit. So even if it's an exact repeat, there's a good chance it will be new to me and other regulars, and many others who are new here since there are always new people joining.
So how often are you repeating outfits? Are you a repeater or remixer?
PS I'm selfishly reposting my responses to Shannon's thread below, just so I can have it on my blog too:
I'm wondering the same thing! Personally, I'm in favor of it because 1) we get to see your fabulous outfits again 2) it shows which pieces/outfits are working hard in your wardrobe and 3) it takes the pressure off of having to change your outfit every time just to be different.
I've posted slightly different versions of outfits before. But if it's a favorite outfit and it's perfect without needing any more tweaking, why not wear it exactly as is! I know I've worn my "signature outfit" several times exactly the same way. So post your repeats and I'll do the same! Plus I don't think I am keeping that close track of everyone's outfits so I don't think if I saw a repeat of yours I would think "Oh, she already wore that". I would just enjoy it! Also, I know new people are joining all the time so if you wore it several months ago it will always be new to someone. Maybe a compromise would be to post it along with another new outfit?
Another thought I had about not wanting to repeat outfits. Perhaps the pressure to always post something new is contributing to wanting to buy more and more? Maybe if we were content to post repeat outfits it would be easier for us to "shop your closet" and be happy with what we've got. I love wardrobe remixing, but at a certain point there's only so many ways to wear an outfit and sometimes you just want to go with what works the best.