Summer Print Skirt and Thoughts on a Style Rut

Remember when I used to have regular style posts? It wasn't my intention to let those disappear. I find myself blogging in the little pockets of time that I can grab throughout the day, but taking outfit photos requires a bit more forethought than that. That's partly to blame, but also, I've been in a bit of a style rut. I look at my closet and I like what's in there, but I don't feel very excited about it.

I've been contemplating how to break out of this rut. Maybe a challenge of some kind? How do you get out of a style rut? One thing I've been thinking about lately is how to shop smarter. I'd like to shop more ethically, but often ethically-made items are significantly more expensive than their "fast fashion" counterparts. I get the reason why, I do, but the reality is that I have a very tight budget right now. I'm thinking that maybe I could shop more ethically by shopping second-hand. With sites like ThredUp, it's easy to find stylish used clothes in excellent condition.

I'm considering challenging myself to only shop second hand for a set amount of time--6 months maybe? Obviously there would be exceptions (Second hand underwear? I'll pass.), but I think a challenge like this might help me get out of my rut, ethically and on-budget. What do you think?


Blush pink cardigan: Old Navy (similar) | navy tee: J.Crew Factory (similar) | print skirt: Loft | earrings: Nickel and Suede | necklace: Mama and Little | sandals: Target


Blush pink cardigan: Old Navy (similar) | navy tee: J.Crew Factory (similar) | print skirt: Loft | earrings: Nickel and Suede | necklace: Mama and Little


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2 comments:

  1. I know that feeling about the style rut. You just got to get that inspo going. Some hm stores take clothes in for recycling and give you a discount on new pieces. I also love to use the real real. 😍

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  2. I know that feeling about the style rut. You just got to get that inspo going. Some hm stores take clothes in for recycling and give you a discount on new pieces. I also love to use the real real. 😍

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