3 years ago I launched a little fashion blog called The Outfit Repeater and now here I am!
The Making of An Outfit Repeater
One of the most frequently asked questions I get is where did my style come from? (Followed up by why in the world do I love the ’80s so much? That’s a story for a different day!)
The bottom line is that I believe everyone has their own sense of style and this is just the one I was given. But for the sake of answering the question, I’ll try to dig around my brain and figure out why I dress the way I do. Keep scrolling to read about my style evolution!
👗 WHAT I’M WEARING 💄
Thrifted dress & pin, $1 (shop similar dress, shop similar pin) | H&M/thredUP moto jacket, paid with store credit (shop more moto jackets on thredUP) | Red Walmart tights, $4 (shop similar tights) | ASOS pork pie hat, paid with store credit (shop exact hat) | Red outlet store shoes, $10 (shop similar shoes) | Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick in Rebel Red (shop exact red lipstick) | Unknown necklace
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The Cool Kids
I always wanted to dress like the cool kids but thought I didn’t have the creativity or confidence that they did.
So my first taste of fashion came from going to thrift stores when I was growing up because it was what I could afford. I’d buy anything and everything that I thought seemed “cool” and try like heck to be like everyone else.
License For Creativity
It was some time later that I realized the power of thrifting. When you’re given less options, it leaves more room for creativity.
I was literally surrounded by decades of fashion and could try any trend that I wanted! So I stopped trying to emulate the cool kids and instead focused on myself and experimenting with lots of different styles.
An Outfit Repeater Is Born
After years of trial and error, I’ve finally settled into what my style is now. I normally describe my outfits as “secondhand finds mixed with modern trends.” It’s anything but boring!
And of course it’s important to me (and my budget!) to buy and wear clothes that can be worn in lots of different combinations.
To celebrate that, I decided to recreate the first official outfit that I ever posted on this blog 3 years ago to commemorate my blogiversary. A white dress, moto jacket, and my favorite ASOS pork pie hat are wardrobe staples for me. But I updated it a little to reflect my current style whims by wearing red shoes with red tights for a very monochromatic bottom half.
I have loved getting to share my style with you for the last 3 years and am looking forward to many more!
It would be awesome to hear what your favorite thing about The Outfit Repeater is. Let me know by leaving a comment on this Instagram pic. It could be an outfit post, video, or other memory that stands out in your mind. I can’t wait to read them! 😊