In 2003, according to the beloved teen classic, The Lizzie Maguire Movie, being an outfit repeater was the cardinal sin of fashion and being an outfit rememberer was “just as pathetic.” Sixteen years later (whoa), I commit both “crimes” at least once a week, and, refreshingly, nobody cares. We, the people of fashion culture, have finally let go of that ridiculous notion. Instead, we celebrate our most beloved outfits and favourite pieces by wearing them as much as we like. Easy.
We’ve recently seen more and more influencers making a point of repeating outfits and posting about it on Instagram. This shouldn’t be something to call out, however all to often influencers wear something once, get the likes and toss that piece aside. However that certainly isn’t everyone. Some influencers will even proudly credit a piece as “old” in their caption, shining a light on the fact that they are unafraid to repeat a look.
It’s not just classic pieces that people are wearing on repeat; it’s cult and trending pieces too. This shows that people are buying into the trends that they actually love rather buying into items solely for their popularity. If you love it, wear it over and over and over. Why would you not? With a bit of creativity, styling tricks, and an attitude shift, re-wearing your favourite statement pieces can be entirely fabulous and push your style in a new direction. We believe you should buy items to wear them as much as physically possible.
It can be trickier to think of fresh ways to style louder pieces, but as always, that’s where our Instagram community comes in with the inspiration. Keep scrolling to see how our favourite style stars are showing us how to wear cult pieces in several different ways.