Serial dressing in fashion blogosphere

03/05/2016

Hermes in Bohemiam Rhapsody / Vanity Fair Italy July 2015 (photography: Kirk Edwards, styling: Leonardo Caligiuri) via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk
In a world of fast fashion where daily shopping is often considered an obligatory exercise and appearing in the same outfit twice - 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)

9 comments:

  1. Io parlo e scrivo solo di ciò che mi interessa davvero.
    lalu

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  2. Speaking from personal experience, I think you can be both. I wear my clothes over and over - the truth is, no fashion blogger posts what they wear every single day, so there is a lot of room for variation and for outfits that may look the same in life but that don't always appear in pictures. I have also found that people tend not to notice when certain things are repeated - a good pair of jeans, for example, or classic pumps. Perhaps I'm wrong, and there is no doubt I still have too many things in my wardrobe - dresses are my weakness, the amount of wear they get does not justify my owning so many - but I think that shopping isn't totally necessary to blogging, at least on the level that is suggested. I shop perhaps once a month, and I still have no shortage of outfits to share.
    xox,
    Cee

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  3. Yes !

    But not as a fashion bloggers. Lets all become style bloggers. Proudly wear the dress from 2008 that wore in beautifully and has become a part of your uniform. I see the hear the word 'style' more than 'fashion' these days. Even by the fashion bloggers who seems to be sleep walking thro their fashion purchases like robots. I see good times for style bloggers in the upcoming future.

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  4. Yes !

    But not as a fashion bloggers. Lets all become style bloggers. Proudly wear the dress from 2008 that wore in beautifully and has become a part of your uniform. I see the hear the word 'style' more than 'fashion' these days. Even by the fashion bloggers who seems to be sleep walking thro their fashion purchases like robots. I see good times for style bloggers in the upcoming future.

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  5. One of my favourite bloggers wears the same staples mixed with new pieces and I love it! I think a bit of both is perfect. :)

    T x

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  6. I'm a serial dresser, too! I know there's a lot of shame for fashion bloggers who wear the same things over and over, but that's real life.

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  7. i consider you to be a true fashion blogger, and one of the few. i see others as style bloggers when they only feature their outfits. you feature all and are a wealth of information.

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  8. I guess it's a mix between being a serial dresser and occasionally adding trendy items in. I guess that's the most challenging part: knowing how to balance the two, so one doesn't fall into one or the other extreme.

    LUXESSED

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  9. i wish more people were serial dressers (celebrities and all). it's a smarter decision in my opinion. so much is disposed of and thrown away. many celebrities are selling their clothes for others to enjoy, so that's good. i wish there weren't as many fashion shows each year. that creates excess and stress on designers to produce. i rather give them time to put together a collection. sorry i got off topic. LOL
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