The Sartorial Perks Of Having Ex-Boyfriends


Believe it or not, having ex-boyfriends can actually be beneficial to your wardrobe. Sure, they broke your heart at some point and became the reasons why you locked yourself in your room and cried for a week, but they also probably left some things of theirs at your house. In fact, maybe you still have some sweaters or t-shirts of some of your exes stored up somewhere in a box in your bedroom.

As I was cleaning out my room last weekend, I discovered something that belonged to my ex boyfriend (who also happens to be my first love, but let's not get into that). It was a dark blue blazer which he wore to one of our formal events back in high school in 2008. My first thought was to throw it away in the trash in the same way he threw away my heart. But as I thought about it, I realized that I could actually incorporate the blazer into my current wardrobe. After all, wearing oversized blazers is a trend that isn't going away any time soon (it's been around for years!) so I thought, why not?



For today's OOTD, I went for an Asian preppy/nerdy look. To personalize the blazer a bit (and make it more "me" and less "him"), I attached some buttons and pins to the lapel. This also made it look a little less formal and slightly more youthful. To further downplay the formal vibe, I opted for leopard-print leggings to make the outfit edgier, then completed the ensemble with my yellow slip-ons.

Voila! Who knew that my ex boyfriend's blazer would prove to be more useful to me than he ever was?




So here's my fashion tip to you: If you still have clothes that belonged to your ex lying around somewhere in your room, think twice before throwing them away! Chances are, you'll find some way to turn them into permanent additions to your closet. You can use scissors to cut his t-shirt and transform it into a crop top (cut it up the way he cut your heart out!), or use his oversized sweater as a makeshift dress. The possibilities are endless!


Don't let the clothes remind you of him or how much he broke you. Instead, each time you wear an item that previously belonged to an asshole ex, let it remind you of how strong you are, and how happy you are now.

So to my ex-boyfriend who used to own this blazer, all I have to say to you is depicted in this final picture:


42 comments:

  1. I love your blog! You look amazing in all of your posts!
    Much love, Vanessa
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  2. love that navy suit Kylie!! ♥ ♥
    love this post! I had so much fun reading it ♥

    New fun post on the blog sweetie!
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  3. This blazer looks great on you. xx

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  4. lovely outfit dear!
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  5. weeee! Kylie, babe you look so gorgeous and blooming! :) I like this outfit, the blazer is the best!

    xx,
    Jewel
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  6. I adore the self-empowering post! A few of my youngest son's ex's left some great jeans and sweaters behind that I am thoroughly enjoying! :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  7. I can't say how much I can relate to this post! AND THE LAST PHOTO IS JUST <3. Way to go, Kylie! Love this post a lot. And love what you did too the blazer! I am actually itching to rummage through my closet later. Haha! :D

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  8. I love how you style your bf's piece. And love the dirty finger in the end. Buti nlang wala ako nakuha sa mga gamit ng mga ex ko. Hmmpp, bka gawin kong basahan... *wink* Di ko kaya ginawa mo sa gamit nya.. hahaha! I salute you!

    Love,
    Cassie

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  9. haha! I throw away all the things that belongs to him. Even burned our photos. Your ex's blazer looks good on you! :) Sure the blazer does something for you! hehe

    xx
    Rica
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  10. In fairness, stylish din si ex. LOL. But I love the obvious comparison of ex and the blazer. Why not?!

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  11. That oversized blazer is perfect!!! Great outfit ^^
    xoxo

    Novelstyle

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  12. Oh Kylie this post just sums up how amazing you are! I don't know anyone who has ever done this before. Indeed, make it more you and less him. I love this whole post. The write up is glorious and entertaining. PS: That blazer looks so good on you. I wish you were here for Sinulog. I kinda miss you and the girls of Team Camille.

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  13. Love love this ex boyfriend blazer. Looks so good on you. Amazing last photo, it is definitely a statement :) Kiss, Mel
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  14. Love these pictures!!!
    :)
    Valentina

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  15. aww i actually love this look of you! And haha I throw away his stuff too! why should i keep them with me when they are useless lol

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  16. awesome post! nice coat! love it coz it's blue :)

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  17. Beautiful outfit...
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    Kiss

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  18. power to you! you look amazing as usual xx

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  19. Hi sweetie
    you look amazing
    I really love your blazer and bag
    Stunning outfit
    kisses
    Maggie D.
    Fashion Blog Maggie Dallospedale fashion diary

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  20. that blazer pulled the outfit really well!!! :D

    Animated Confessions

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  21. Love how you reinvented the blazer. And definitely love the last photo! Haha!

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  22. Amazing as always, the animal print looks amazing on you! Sexy and stylish!
    xx
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  23. honestly, you are so right Kylie!
    I am so loving this post.
    I also loved how you upcycled this blazer.


    ❤❤ Nybel
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  24. hahaha ang galing nito Kylie!!! clap,clap,clap!!!! So intriguing this post, but inspiring at the same time. Don't have any boyf but I sometimes play with my brothers' clothes lol
    What you have looks so gorgeous on you, great styling as always!!! mwah!!!


    love lots,
    Tin

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  25. I laughed through the entire post and the last photo is priceless.

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  26. The blazer looks nice, this is a lovely post. I love all our leggings ;)

    besos,
    M
    The Flower Duet

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  27. I love how you used blazer of your ex, it looks amazing with your leggins :)

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  28. You look fresh and gorgeous! I also love how you put your clothes together. I am the least fashionable person in the world. I admire you! :D

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  29. It really suits you! I guess it's better that you got use out of it rather then it ending up in the bin. You don't sound bitter at all ;)

    Corinne x
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  30. haha great article and look! X

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  31. I love how you personalized the blazer it looks so cute!!

    XO Courtney
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  32. Hahahaha your last photo says it all! Now I remember a funny quote that says, "If you love him, set him free. If he comes back, that means he hasn't found anyone to replace you, so set him free again." Haha. Funny read but true! :)

    xo
    Janine | Lime & Life

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  33. Great post! I find it funny, but on point! :)
    That last photo tho, hahaha!

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  34. I love this post, it's perfect! You're totally right! I love how you styled the blazer. The last photo is everything!
    Obsessed Fashion Blog

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  35. You look lovely
    Great pairing dear
    Kisses

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  36. I love your attitude Kylie and I love the boldness in wearing your first love's clothing haha! You wear it well and most likely better than he ever did! ;)

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  37. Love your positive look on the matter, it surely looks better on you!!! Love the glasses too ;) xoxo

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  38. Haha love that last picture! :D This post just proves that we can get something good out of any relationship :))

    Bella Pummarola

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  39. Haha! This post is one of the most realistic I've read in my entire blogging life. Iba ka talaga, Kylie!!! That's why even if I take a long break from reading blogs (because of school) I still have to check yours and back read from the last post you posted. Nakakatuwa :) Sadly, I don't have an ex (hahaha!) that's why I can't experiment on something like this. Pero you had a great idea of transforming the blazer to a useful one. Pretty!

    Have a nice day, Kylie! :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
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