using your current wardrobe

jacket: zara // shirt: urban outfitters // top: joe fresh // jeans: levis // boots: urban outfitters // watch: michael kors 

Lately I've been trying to inventory what I do have in my closet to try and utilize what I already own. Being a style blogger can easily make you into more of a shopaholic then you already are. You sometimes feel the pressure to keep up with other bloggers (which is never a good idea) and showcase a fabulous new item on the daily. In a way I'm glad I don't live somewhere with easily accessible stores but that will soon change in the new year ha ha. 
With this post I decided to wear an outfit with items that have been neglected in my closet for a while. I've had this flannel shirt and jeans for at least 3 years. The jacket, boots & top are slightly more recent purchases but still for whatever reason ignored. This fall/winter I have decided to really try to use what I already own and remix the items like it's nobody's business! Who's with me? 

Does anyone else feel this way sometimes? I'd love some advice! 

Have a great Thursday!

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  1. love you're outfit, it's great!
    Would u like to follow each other? Let me know :)

    eLi XOXO

  2. Love this outfit,Sweet! :)
    ♥ xoxo:Yvett,Fashion blog PS: Follow me via Bloglovin':

  3. I love the leather accent on that jacket. Also, I'm all over plaid this fall/winter. You did a great job pulling this look together!


  4. Heyyyy, we ARE getting good at this twin thing! ;) Too funny! And I have also had this top for a month or two now and had yet to wear it, so it's funny that we both ended up wearing it at the same time!

  5. Love your tips, the new mix up is really lovely!!

  6. I totally feel the same way you do sometimes - I find it quite hard to keep up with the other bloggers, so I try not to compare myself too much. I think re-mixing your closet, trying on things you haven't tried on in a while, much like you did, can totally be inspirational though! Like the other day I found a skirt I had been saving for the fall that I found at a thrift store. It was quite a nice surprise! I also try to see some of my items in a different light - like would this dress look good with a sweater over it? How can I layer this sweater? Can I wear this dress belted instead? That usually helps me see my older items in a new light. If all this fails, I usually buy a new item though haha ;)

    Bold Subtlety

  7. I'm with you! It's so easy to fall into the trap of constantly buying stuff to stay current/compete with other bloggers, and it's definitely a slippery slope. This time last year I enforced a one month shopping ban, challenging myself to remix like crazy and rediscover old, forgotten pieces — By the end I had a new-found appreciation for my wardrobe, not to mention the fact that I saved some serious cash! Maybe another shopping ban is in order? ;)

  8. Amen sista ! We certainly can get carried away as fashion bloggers ! Zara is emptying out my wallet as we speak =_=


  9. It's definitely important to utilize what you've already got- love your advice! Your outfit is so cute!

    Xo, Hannah

  10. Love this look - and you have awesome hair!! :o) Totally agree about remixing things we already own... the creativity is in the way things are put together. It's not necessarily about being able to drop 3k on a new Celine bag every other week.


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