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I'm not one of those people who wake up every morning, excited to conjure up a chic outfit for the day. On some days there just isn't time, and on others there is no motivation.
As a result, I've been embracing the beauty of recycled clothing combinations. If I discover a pairing I really like, I'll keep them together on the same hanger for easy dressing in the mornings. My reused combos usually entail:
1. Blouse with either an interesting pattern, color, or details down the center like ruffles or pleats. Details down the center tend to look best under cardigans or blazers, as they have a lengthening effect.
2. Fitted cardigan
Blouse: LOFT ruffled shell sz XXSP (similar here)
Sweater: J.Crew Chiffon Ruffle Cardigan sz XXS (similar here)
Shorts: H&M sz 2
See this outfit and other bloggers' LOFT items featured on LOFT's facebook album here.
Skirt: Banana Republic Paper Bag skirt sz 0 P (gifted by a reader) (similar here)
Shoes: Marc Fischer, thrifted Belt: J.Crew Ring: YSL Arty
Skirt: Ann Taylor Tropical Wool Pencil Skirt sz 00P (altered)
Jeans: Gap Legging Jeans in "faded dark" sz 00P
Booties: Target sz 5.5 Ring: YSL Arty in coral, sz 5
Just make sure you rotate recycled pairings amongst different audiences! My friends give me a hard time for wearing my favorite pieces week after week ; )
Readers - How often do you "recycle" favorite pairings? Or, do you try to never repeat an outfit?