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There are a ton of benefits to rewearing your clothes. On a macro level, it helps to reduce waste, saving clothing items from landfills and increasing their lifespan. If you get more wear between washes, you’re helping to prevent plastic pollution — clothing made from synthetic materials can release tiny plastic fibers with every wash, which then ends up in waterways that eventually drift to the ocean. It also reduces your carbon footprint, since you’re using less water and energy.
On a micro level, rewearing your clothes presents a fun challenge, inviting you to develop your personal style with foundational wardrobe pieces. How many times can you style your favorite denim jacket and make it look fresh? The answers will inspire you to flex your styling skills. Headed to the beach? That denim jacket might make an effortlessly cool coverup. For a casual hang, you can create a striking denim-monochrome moment by pairing it with your favorite jeans. How about a semi-dressy picnic? Throw your jacket over a colorful midi-dress ensemble for a stylish finishing touch. The sartorial combinations are endless with versatile garments.
Creating new looks with old clothes is a test we enjoy taking here at POPSUGAR. Whether it’s an outer garment or a dress, we get a kick out of rewearing our most loved pieces. We asked seven editors about the item or accessory they find themselves wearing repeatedly, and their answers are sure to inspire new sartorial ideas.
From an orange halter-neck leather mini that pairs beautifully with strappy sandals to a turtleneck perfect for any season, steal our ideas ahead.