In the spirit of Beauty and Fashion Friend Friday Modly Chic wants to know how many times we are all wearing our clothes. Especially bloggers like me: do we post something on the site only once or are we remixing our clothes? I thought this would be an interesting topic for all my readers and I would be keen to hear your opnion on this, but first I will give you mine. Let’s just stick to her questions:
1. Are you a one-time wearer?
I’ve talked before of how I easily get bored of my clothes, but I’m certainly not a one-time wearer. If I had money growing on my back I may be, but until then I try to mix and match as much as I can. The blog has been an excellent incentive to be even more creative with my clothes, as I certainly would not want to post the exact same outfit twice. I’m also keen to show you all how creative you can be with your existing clothes. It’s amazing what combinations you can find when you just take a little bit of time and think outside the box. As you know I also have my favorite pieces that I could wear almost every day, like my white sailor pants. They are so easy to combine with so many tops (and dresses!) that It’s not necessary to wear the same outfit!
2. Do you feel the need to purchase something new for an evening out or a special event?
It really depends on the event or the kind of people I’m going to meet. If the event consists mainly of strangers I’m quite happy to shop my closet for it if I feel I have something appropriate. I’m not keen to wear exactly the same to an event where I’ve seen the same people before, but happy to remix. However, a special event can also be a good reason for me to treat myself to something special.
3. Re-mixing is something a lot of bloggers are proud of being able to accomplish – are you a re-mixing pro or do you shy away from posting items frequently? Why?
I think that it’s great to remix. I don’t think it would be a good message to have something new every day. Clothes are expensive and it’s important to make wise purchases, and create little clothing capsules so you can mix and match. As I don’t post outfits every day, it’s easy for me to come up with a new or remixed outfit every time. I also think it’s great for readers to see how I wear the same item in a completely different way. It’s all about having fun with dressing and being creative. And every now and then buying an item that can really complement your wardrobe.
4. Do you have a clothing budget or are you an impulse buyer?
I don’t have a strict clothing budget and am more of an impulse buyer. But I do have some kind of budget in my head. I know what I feel is cheap and expensive. The price tags that belong to these words are different for everyone of course. I try to ‘control’ myself as much as possible. Right now I feel a very strong urge for more colour in my wardrobe so I’m looking out for some colourful pieces right now. I usually buy a few pieces at full price just to give my wardrobe a fresh new impulse for the season. But if I can manage it, I tend to wait for the end of season these days so I can snap up high quality clothing from my favorite brands at much reduced prices.
5. Do you find yourself bored when reading a blog in which clothing items are often remixed and appear frequently?
Not when it’s done in a creative way. Great style bloggers always find a way to turn every outfit into something new or refreshing. It’s easy (if you have the money of course) to run to the shops and buy the latest and greatest outfits, it’s much more of a challenge to combine the old with the new and make it current. Good style bloggers are able to do that.