I’ve always thought fashion has its own language. Like many industries, the fashion world has developed a set of words and phrases that could be completely meaningless to an outsider. Getting dressed becomes ‘making a sartorial choice’, black and white is ‘monochrome’, a dress is an ‘LBD’, and one of my personal favourites – we don’t just wear our clothes each day, but ‘remix’ them.
The Remix is common among fashion blogs (and in fact, I did one myself about a year ago) – remixing your wardrobe involves taking a few items and styling them in a variety of ways. So… wearing them, then?
When I buy something new, I’ll rip the tags off at the first opportunity, put it on and wear it regularly for the next few weeks until the novelty wears off. When I picked this pink jumper from my wardrobe, my only thought was ‘ooohh yes, lovely pink jumper! I’ll wear you again today’. The fact I wore it mere days ago doesn’t bother me, but neither am I trying to prove that it can be worn a multitude of ways – surely we buy all our clothes on the basis that we’ll get more than one wear out of them? So is re-wearing something really a process at all? To me, ‘The Remix’ is just a fancy name for getting dressed every day.
What do you think – are we all masters of The Remix by wearing our clothes more than once or is it just a made-up fashion phrase for something people have been doing every morning for centuries?