Monday, January 28, 2013

What The F*ck Is "Remixing"?

I've been meaning to write this post for a while. (Not hyberbole. I thought I published it, but it's apparently been sitting in my Drafts for almost a year.) All over the blogosphere, I've seen this term -- "Remixing My Wardrobe!" "Thirty Day Remix Challenge!" "I'm A Remix Blogger!"

So I read further. Apparently remixing is... wearing different items in your wardrobe multiple times in different combinations. Well, I'll be damned. And here I thought it was something revolutionary and exciting, by the way all these bloggers were exclaiming it to the world.

Call me naive, but I had always assuming that "remixing" was what one does with a wardrobe. In fact, my term for this is called dressing in the morning. Why would you buy a piece of clothing that you'd only wear once? (I'll give leeway in cases of formal events such as weddings, graduation, etc.) I find it a bit strange that people feel wearing an item of clothing more than once is something to write home about.

To me, buying a top or a shirt that you're only going to wear once in one specific situation is equivalent to throwing one's money in a shredder. I have always had a mentality that I am building a versatile, all-purpose wardrobe when going shopping, not looking for Thursday's outfit. However, I am not one of those people who goes shopping because they like new things - I go shopping to fill the gaps in my wardrobe or because my clothing is no longer wearable.

So here's to a revolution, a world that no longer views clothing as disposable but rather an investment to get it's money's worth out of. It's my party, and you're all invited.

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