WhatIWore: This originally appeared on What I Wore in April of 2014. I thought there were still a lot of good ideas here so I’m reposting today! Enjoy!
Any regular readers here at What I Wore know that when I love a piece of clothing, I’m not afraid to repeat it. If I were my regular size these days (EDIT: I was pregnant when I first wrote this!), I’d be all about repeating the outfits shown here - 20 of my favorites from past spring seasons. I think a few of them might still work (the black knit maxi below is totally a maternity style that I wore for years before becoming pregs) and of course I can still rock a denim or army jacket. I just have to be a little more creative!
It’s fun to look back and see the themes that define my personal style over the years - colored denim, stripes, polka dots, scarves and chambray. I’m nearly into my eighth (can you believe it?) year of daily outfit photos and I think it will be wonderful to some day in the future to look back and have not only a huge body of work, but a gateway into so many memories. I can still tell you what I was doing on most of these days… whether it was warm or freezing when we took the photo, or if I woke up on the right side of the bed. It’s my personal costume history!
I was thinking the other day how great it would be to do a ten year retrospective at a modern art museum after I hit that milestone. Wouldn’t you just flip out if your own mom had done something like this back in the late 60s or 70s? Or your grandmother in the 40s and 50s? No matter how long I continue to write What I Wore, I’ll always be proud of myself for sticking with it this long.
I thought you might enjoy seeing some of these spring styles for your own inspiration so I’ve linked up to the original posts by title. If you want more more more, head over to my GALLERY, for all of my outfit photos since late 2009. I’d love to hear if you have a favorite or have worn a similar outfit on facebook!