In the world of Instagram fashion and copious amounts of content being shown on your feed, it can seem like repeating items is untrendy, but I'm here to tell you that it's not. From the way the fashion space looks on social media, the bar is set high, and I used to feel like I needed to have a variety of new options on a monthly basis. In reality, that isn't the case. If I'm spending good money on a piece I love, why can't I wear it and post to Instagram again? If royal family members like Meghan Markle and the Duchess of Cambridge have worn the same item multiple times (and have been pictured for the entire world to see), who says you can't?
While social media made me believe that I need to be wearing a brand-new thing every day, I began to push myself to wear certain pieces in multiple ways to prove that idea wrong. I was surprised at how creative I could get with my wardrobe, and it also made me realize how important it is to invest in versatile pieces over one-and-done fads.
There's still a bunch of fashion girls who I catch repeating items on the 'gram, and I'm 100% here for it. I reached out to a few and asked what pieces they re-wear the most and why they love the item, and they sent some examples of how they style the staple in multiple ways. Whether you're on the hunt for outfit inspiration to re-wear items or looking for versatile staples to add to your wardrobe, keep scrolling.
"One item I keep on rotation is a pair of vintage denim. I find that vintage denim fits me best and just looks the coolest and brings a level of effortlessness to an outfit, whether I pair it with a sweatshirt, pretty top, or tee and jacket. I've had this particular pair for three years now and know I'll have them for as long as they fit me!" — Jordan Santos, @jordanrisa
"One item that I keep on rotation is my oversize black leather blazer from Zara. It's just so easy to style, and It's hard for me not to wear it almost every week. I bought it in the fall, and it makes me feel polished and stylish without having to try too hard." — Summer Albarcha, @summeralbarcha
"You just can’t go wrong with neutral trousers. I live in these. I’m typically someone that loves investing in pieces that I could use multiple times. I’ll style these with a sweatshirt one day, and the next, a silk button-down with heels and a trench coat. There’s no limit to these pants! I highly recommend everyone should have a pair in their wardrobe." —Nana Agyemang, @itsreallynana
I started wearing ribbed dresses more often recently because they're a little more elevated than your basic maxi but are just as versatile. I can wear the dress as is, add a vest, layer and make it a skirt—there are so many options!