Hillary Chybinski: Play it Again | What I Wore #ootd

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Play it Again | What I Wore #ootd

Remember when I mentioned that many people only wear 20% of their wardrobe? If that's the case, then we are duplicating our favorite fashions time and time again. It simplifies things, but how much is too much for a favorite look?

For me, much of the decision making in duplicating an outfit, is who I will see. That can also mean, who will see me (via social media pictures and in person). If we see each other three times a year and I am wearing the same casual blouse with my jeans, that's just not good - no matter how good it may look on me.

Part of developing your own sense of style, is variety and presenting that variety in your outfit choices. For instance - here's a skirt I wore earlier this week for client meetings (I've had it for years). Typically, I wear it with a black t-shirt and black sandals, but I changed it up a little to freshen the look.
Mid-Life Mom Style - Pink Print Skirt and T-shirt

Skirt - classiques entier (Nordstrom)
Shirt - Lands End
Sandals - Target
Bag - Kate Spade
Necklace - Ann Taylor
Earrings - Stella and Dot
Bracelets - Tiffany, Alex and Ani,

With the AC on it was chilly, so I added a plain black cardi from Lands End and for my second meeting, changed into a black sandal with a small heel. Changes don't have to be huge to subtly change the whole "look", even with a noticeable piece, like this pink print skirt. 

How do you change up and style your favorite pieces to avoid outfit burnout?

catch you soon -
This post is linked up at The Pleated Poppy and at Get Your Pretty On


  1. Those look great in that.

    1. Dear anonymous you are out of line. Please stop.

  2. That's why it's called a uniform, right? It wears so easily!

    1. Yes ma'am . . .that's what sparked the post . . .and then a friend and I were talking about using Facebook to see when we last wore an outfit. . .pretty crazy stuff - LOL