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It's true… I'm a sad act.  Ever since some girl back in year 12 set me the challenge of not wearing the same outfit twice (of course you can mix up components more than once… THAT would be an insane challenge…), I have more or less NOT worn the same outfit twice since going "Mufti" in year 12, tweaking combos, accessories and pairings but never really repeating the exact outfit twice.  Hence why I actually don't have a favourite outfit as such and seeing as I don't have one, I just try and come up with a new one every time someone asks me to ponder such question…

Nevertheless, that doesn't mean someone isn't going to be fooled into thinking "Hold up… you lying scoundrel… you've *gasp* worn that same outfit before!!!", purely because tried-and-tested colour combinations such as the one above – pale mint green and sherbet-y orange – collide time and time again, exemplified by my outfit today and an outfit last year prompted by Luxirare's shockingly stunning jacket.  My love affair with this colour combination actually began in good old Toppers (Topshop…) when in 2000, they went all pale and pastelly one summer and I went mad with my Chinese New Year savings and came home with dropped waisted frilly dresses and skirts in those exact shades.  Since then these colours have come out like clockwork and I thwart the repetition loophole once again!  That is one big HAH to whoever it was that set me that slightly ridiculous challenge back in year 12.  This year, this combo has been significantly lifted by recent acquisitions such as this Sara Berman studded leather jacket that is ultra soft and is definitely an unusual colour in the scheme of all things leather.  Underneath, the peach flag is flown by a pleasingly oversized Lonely Hearts onesie that came back with me from down under as well as a surprise from Weekday who very kindly sent me the 'Wink' leggings from Laura Mackness' collection.  I may be stubbornly sticking to this silly bet that has pretty much informed my wardrobe for a decade but I'll allow myself some patterns of repetition… 

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Comments (50)

  1. Clare says:

    I do the exact same thing since a girl noticed that in the couple of months I’d known her that I’d never worn the same outfit twice, since then I’ve subconsciously stuck to it!
    Love the leggings on you, they sent me the t shirt in the same colour so I shall be playing with that one too!
    http://iliketweet.blogspot.com/
    x

  2. The studding on the jacket is divine!! I love those two shades together!! Its so beautiful! xx

  3. Erika says:

    Beautiful outfit! Love the colors!

  4. Nete says:

    That’s such a funky challenge… how fun you’ve sort of made it your mantra! The colorcombo you show is SO great – Luuuuurve the studded jacket and quirky nylons!

  5. Louise says:

    Those colours are all gorgeous, especially love the mint jacket, it looks so luxurious!

  6. Tobi says:

    I love the colour pallete very sophisticated but still fun!!!! That Jacket is amazing! I know exactly what you mean it about reworking different outfits with the items that you have got! When u put your mind to it is actually a lot of fun and you can often surprise yourself! Another great post !!!
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  7. k.m. says:

    these are so gorgeous! i try to mix up my outfits as much as i can, but on a student budget it can sometimes be difficult! i really really love that jacket. and the weekday….sigh.

  8. Amazing! Chic and fabulous!!!

  9. The colors are really nice, so spring summer( just wish the sun would show up)
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  10. Becca says:

    That jacket is absolutely divine.

  11. Laveena says:

    I love those ‘wink’ leggings and you look great, its a great colour combination.

  12. kirsty says:

    the 2nd pic is my fave outfit of yours EVER! loving the colours xxxxx

  13. karlleuterio says:

    youre like my bday cupcake when i was 9
    so cute
    i love the tights..

  14. Bunny Darke says:

    Oh oh oh… that minty green jacket is STUNNING! My envy-o-meter has busted right off the scale.

  15. Sally says:

    Those leggings are too cute for words.

  16. eliza says:

    i love it! love it all! your writting always cracks me up..repetition loophole thwartde indeed. That leather jacket looks amazingly comfortable and the color is so perfect with the sherbet orange! stunning as always πŸ™‚

  17. I adore how you use and match colours

  18. OH MY GOD GIRL, that is one BADASS jacket. Lovin the studs!

  19. Christine says:

    Suzie,
    Love the jacket, but when I checked out the link, I found out that it was around $800! How can you afford such an expensive jacket, esp now that you left Dazed Digital- sorry if that came across as rude..
    I’d LOVE to be able to buy a nice Helmut Lang or even All Saints jacket, but am always prevented by the prices- it’s almost 2 months rent for me! Any tips or tricks up your sleeve to acquiring one that you can share with me? I’ve looked everywhere, but prices are all about the same..

  20. Paper says:

    wow~~~the legging is very cutie~~~

  21. Alex says:

    dream colours….
    I don’t have the time or enough clothes in my wardrobe at all to wear something different everyday…which sucks
    http://www.coldcoconuticecream.blogspot.com

  22. susie_bubble says:

    Christine: Not rude at all… I suppose bloggers’ finances is a hot topic at the moment… I won’t go into details but suffice to say that I’m not destitute post Dazed and I am earning an income of sorts – how much, of course I’m not going to divulge…
    Re: Saving up for items you like…All Saints… well I think their items are pretty much tweaked only very slightly every season and I think eBay always has a pretty good selection of All Saints stuff… leather jackets are especially easy to get hold of…
    You don’t sound like you’re in London but All Saints also has regular sample sales in Brick Lane… if you have any friends over here, might you ask them to pop over to them for you?
    Helmut Lang – I’ve also found some good bargains on eBay especially with the GENUINE Helmut Lang-era of Helmut Lang stuff… surprisingly…
    FYI, just to reiterate, I’m not actually wearing different ITEMS everyday so I do repeat-items, but that the combinations are always different… like I said, it would be INSANE to even attempt wearing different items and not repeat them…

  23. saga says:

    amazing colors!

  24. Jennifer says:

    I really love the wink leggings, I need to dye my hair a new colour so it doesn’t clash with orange. Btw. Really like the studding on the jacket.

  25. Rachel says:

    I never thought pastels would be my thing, but I’m totally excited to try them this spring and summer.
    Btw LOVE the jacket so much! You have so much style. Just found this blog but I think I’ll be sticking around πŸ™‚
    Rachel πŸ™‚
    http://www.watchthisplace.wordpress.com

  26. Clairey says:

    Love the jacket in the second image, so gorge! Detail is fab, and those tights…can i say “So now”! love. http://bloggamonsta.blogspot.com/

  27. Laura says:

    I love this combo!
    the jacket is gorgeous!
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  28. Maggie says:

    I just might have to do a diy for those tights!

  29. thecitywear says:

    ahhmazing outfit. UNIQUE Le chic.

  30. KD says:

    Beyond gorgeous everything. This outfit is so super its ridiculous.

  31. Kate Rose says:

    OOHHHH! wonderfulness alert. love these colors. must recreate color scheme with my plebian wardrobe…

  32. Linda says:

    this is such a cute outfit~!

  33. marie says:

    that leather jacket is sick…the color and studs are amazing <3

  34. I have the ur orange shirt inside love it a lot. Also, sister u are brilliant. Thats stockings inside is so cute….

  35. Ida says:

    I like your blogg! And I like your style, it’s both good looking, colorfull and playfull, just the way I like it!

  36. barca says:

    amazing and so cute πŸ™‚ I love it…I like your flatshoes :β‰ˆΓ 
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  37. i LOVE your jacket, the color is wonderful… the mixture of colors is just right, a true pastel pallet <3
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  38. Sarah Edenly says:

    This is a very good match isnt it! I can see why its one of your favorites!
    edenly jewellery blog

  39. I love that jacket!!!
    xoxo
    anna “A Pretty mat”
    http://www.faithhopelove365.blogspot.com

  40. Lauren says:

    love the jacket, leggings AND onesie. Very covetable outfit πŸ™‚

  41. I absolutely LOVE LOVE those leggings and the jacket!

  42. Love that green leather jacket…its gorgeous

  43. The way you style things, I imagine it might actually be harder to REPEAT the same outfit twice. Your style is always fresh and authentic. kudos
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  44. Annie says:

    much as I love the feeling of lying in bed planning outfits… dont you want to wear the same outfit sometimes when you really love it?

  45. Susie, this is freakin beautiful. That jacket is just mouthwateringly beautiful, and I am totally with you on the palatability of this palette.

  46. Samantha says:

    I’ve been trying to shop the Laura Mackness collection via Weekday but nothing has been put up! It’s torture. If anyone here knows, please share.
    x

  47. FabSugarUK says:

    I love the wink leggings!

  48. Santa says:

    i love your style!!!!

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