In this fast and fickle industry, the constant drive to wear and buy new things puts an evident pressure on today's bloggers and influencers. For some watching others shop endlessly and showcase on social media is inspiring (an influencers key role I guess?) but what about those who feel worse off seeing the endless conveyer belt of new clothes? And how does the former attribute to the authenticity of what we are seeing? As someone who stands by the notion of investing more and buying less, I have no fear of featuring the same pieces on here over and over, but I also hold my hands up and admit I have felt pressured to go shopping for the sake of new content. (which when I say out loud sounds utterly ridiculous). But where would the authenticity be in doing so? I don't change my style enough to warrant a wardrobe overhaul every season, nor do I want my blogging existence to centre around new clothes all the time. But the likes of RewardStyle and other affiliate programmes fuel the need for continuous consumption, trust me I get it, we all need to make a living (even I try with affiliate links), but promoting this mentality can be dangerous and addictive. Watching fellow Insta-pals reap the praise of their endeavours leaves me wanting a piece of the adoration and questioning; am I doing this 'style blogging' thing right? That same demand can sometimes restrict what I share on here regarding outfits out of fear people are growing tired of seeing repeat past season pieces. This outfit is case in point. When adding the credits to the foot of this outfit post I was faced with a coat and blazer which I've efficiently exhausted on Instagram, an out of stock sweater and well... you can kiss goodbye to finding these boots in stock anywhere. Thus leaving you, the reader, with an un-shoppable outfit, so excuse my poor alternatives, but two weeks ago this is what I wore, and to not share an authentic representation of what I wear regularly would be going against my very reasoning for carving out this little corner for myself on the internet.
Two winters strong, repurposing and reinventing this coat alongside other clothes gives me the same, if not more satisfaction than the cheap thrill of an excessive seasonal shopping trip. Though wearing old things might make for dull content, forgive me for only being human.
Below are some of my favourite ladies who do a great job at repeating items
Does seeing ‘similar here’ frustrate you? Or does seeing loved past season pieces inspire you to revive old items?