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Is it OK to Repeat Outfits? Yes, says Dr. Jill Biden (and Real Life Style)

Yes, it is ok to repeat outfits. On social media. On the world stage. At the playground. At school pick up. In the boardroom. At your Tuesday meeting.

For years we have been asked (and asked) what we think about clothing rental services. They have their place when you’re in between sizes. In that way, they can be part of a sustainable fashion strategy. However, curating a wardrobe filled with pieces you love and can depend on is the Real Life Style way.

It also seems to be the way of our fashionable First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden! If our First Lady can repeat outfits at a global level, it is ok for you to repeat outfits. Please enjoy the First Lady fashion-on-repeat show!

Dr. Biden in Narciso Rodriguez

Yes, it is ok to repeat outfits, but that doesn’t mean you can’t change up your accessories! Dr. Jill Biden switches out her masks and bracelets to wear this Narciso Rodriguez look at both the Tokyo Olympics and in Florida with Dr. Fauci.

At the Tokyo Olympics

At a Vaccination Site in Florida with Dr. Fauci

Dr. Biden in Brandon Maxwell

Dr. Biden created multiple looks with Brandon Maxwell’s Audrey Dot sheath dress. Endless strands of pearls and a coordinating black mask are chic additions. The pearls elongate her body line and allow the dress to shine. Throwing Zadig & Voltaire’s Love jacket over the dress at the G7 gives the dress some attitude and creates an entirely new look.

At the Tokyo Olympics

At the G7 Summit in Britain

Dr. Biden in Brandon Maxwell

At the Tokyo Olympics and the G7 Summit in Britain

Check out the @DrJillBidenFashion Instagram account for more of her outfit-repeating and details!

Do you think it’s ok to repeat outfits on social media and in real life? A client put this question to us last month. Wearing the same outfit to the same type of work event just one month apart is a no. Repeating the looks from the black tie work events in her social life is a yes.

What are your rules when it comes to repeating outfits? Let us know in the comments!

Real Life Style is a style consulting firm that teaches busy women to wear their power so they can live their lives fully and confidently. Lani Inlander and Kyle Dunphy are based in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and serve clients nationwide. We offer personal styling services, an on-demand e-course, corporate services, and training to become a personal stylist.

Once in a while, you can find Lani Inlander and Real Life Style on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. Mostly, they are happily busy serving their fabulous clients, not hanging out online!

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