Double Wear (How to Repeat an Outfit)

Silvia Njoki

This blog post was written by Silvia Njoki

It is the holiday season and my inbox is already overflowing with invites for celebratory events which I look forward to be part of. And in fact, I am going to need a few new outfits for the party season.

The Loc'd and fashionable Silvia Njoki

Photography – Charles Ngomo of Royal Reel Photography on Location at Hotel Rudi

We’ve all splurged on a stunning outfit for a special event and then never wore it again. Case in point, I wore this particular outfit to Concours d’elegance. It was not only posted on my social media pages but also a few Kenyan publications which, sadly, left me feeling unenthused about it. I could of course leave it to mould in my wardrobe or give it away, but my initial approach would however be to recycle the outfit. I will share with you my tips on how this can be done to your best advantage and make the most of those outfits that you spent your hard earned dime on, because truth is, not all of us can afford 365 outfits per year.

Accessorising an all white outfitWear outfit to a chill venue with a different crowd

One of the main reasons that prevents us from wearing an outfit again is because of the fear that people saw you in it. So, try rocking it to a quiet social gathering like lunch with friends and family to avoid the scrutiny which sadly is with us.

The Loc'd and fashionable Silvia Njoki

Accessorise and Style

Never underestimate the power of accessories plus mixing and matching different separates.

Refashion

Maxi dress to mini dress? Long sleeved to sleeveless? Adding appliqués? With a creative mind and a good tailor, the options are endless.

Wait

When I do repeat a statement outfit, I usually wait at least a couple of months or more to do so. It helps the ensemble feel new and fresh again.

Shop Wisely

I love finding clothes that I can wear again and again. Classic pieces that I know will suit my lifestyle can be worn over and over again.

All white outfit and locs hairstyle

The Loc'd and fashionable Silvia Njoki

Rings – Adele Dejak, Sunglasses and neckpieces – Mr.Price, Bag- Bag A bargain, Outfit – Contact

Silvia Njoki is a renowned Kenyan fashion stylist, living and working in Nairobi,
and the creator of www.silvianjoki.com

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