|Kanye West repeats an outfit on two read carpets|
|Jay-Z loves his "Jesus is Lord" shirt by Givenchy|
The term, 'fashion recycling' is not new. As regular people, we do it monthly. How many times have you brought a new dress and wished you could wear it again because it made you feel so special?
Did social networks kill our love for rocking our fave outfits? I have a tumblr account, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and an actual blog - google my name and you'll see various pictures of me around the 'net. With all the social networks that help us document our lives, it does becomes increasingly difficult to be a fashion recycle-er. At events, my friends will often say, "Don't take my picture and put it on Facebook (or twitter or instagram) because I want to wear this outfit again."
|Me, at Nashville Fashion Week 2012|
I asked one of my friend and designer, Charles Lord if he repeats/recycles outfits: "I do recycle pieces, but not entire looks unless I am IN LOVE with the entire look. And even then, I try to space it out considerably if its a special evening look." I agree with his statement. The key to repeating an outfit is spacing it out. Let people forget that you had that look. The beauty of being a regular person is that paparrazi is not stalking you, you don't have to impress a legion of fans so you can take more liberty in how you repeat your wardrobe.
Charles, a frequent thrift shopper, went on to add, "The beauty of shopping thrift though is I don't feel bad about not repeating something often because I paid a $1 or $5 for it, so if i only wear it 3 times, its OK. And if i feel the need to go buy new shirts for work, say, even though I have only wore the ones I have once or twice, its OK, because the new shirt will only be a dollar." Now that's something to consider, if you paid alot of money for something, does that denote how often you'll wear it?
|Kate Middleton is known for repeating outfits|
|Michelle Obama recycles outfits for events|
Tell me - do you repeat or recycle outfits? Let me know in the comment box!