often considered an obligatory exercise and appearing in the same outfit twitter - a complete faux pas, serial dressing often feels like a crime... How do I know? Because I am one of those serial dressers, in hiding, but ready to come out and say it out loud: "I re-wear my clothes time and time again and am loving it!"
And why not? My life isn't a catwalk or Vogue's famous closet packed with gorgeous things. Nor I am required to live a fantasy tabloid-blinding life. So I enjoy my own instead. The one that can be spend in a pair of jeans, a knit and trench coat.
Of course, it is a little bit more than that. There's always a pair of jeans that fit, but there are a couple of them at the moment. There are a few shirts and sweaters, in white, grey or navy stipe that I wear with the said denims... Some dresses and a couple of skirts. Three blazers, three coats and a trench. Probably a touch too many pairs of shoes - I won't deny it, it's a disease. But that's it.
I admit, I love it this way. Knowing the style jigsaw combinations that always work. Dressing up in no time. Feeling comfortable in whatever and wherever and enjoying my favourite clothes almost as if we have a love affair going.
On the other hand, there's a fashion blog. And for a while having a fashion blog made me feel very guilty about my habit because it was against the unsaid rules of maintaining a steady supply of new things, constantly sharing them and, yes, getting myself shot now and then for the world to see. It never agreed with me, but the thought was always there, like a 24/7 brain drip that kept happening as more and more blog post went live. And then the madness stopped - perhaps, it was the age thing to life lesson thing, or we-are-never-going-to-find-out thing. On a personal level style won over fashion, yet as far as the writing goes, fashion, especially its past, remained a constant source of inspiration.
But the question is still out there... Can one be a serial dresser and a rightful author of a fashion blog simultaneously? Or a girl must shop ('til she'd drop) and share in order to be considered a fashion blogger according to 2016 standard?
Photo source: Bohemian Rhapsody / Vanity Fair Italy July 2015 (photography: Kirk Edwards, styling: Leonardo Caligiuri)