As part of HuffPost’s “Reclaim” project, HuffPost Style will focus the month of September on simple ways to educate yourself on becoming a better consumer.
If there’s one thing even the most fabulous fashionistas have in common with the Mark Zuckerbergs of the world, it’s that finding a signature style or outfit can be life-changing.
Not only can wearing something you feel great in boost your confidence, but having a uniform can also help prevent clothing waste, an issue that negatively impacts the environment every single day.
If we, as consumers, can actively cut back on our purchases and invest in just a few pieces that we wear over and over, we can make a difference.
Basically, less clothing = less waste = a happy environment and an even happier wallet.
Need some inspiration? We’ve rounded up 10 of the most famous outfit repeaters below. Some of them take repeating very literally, wearing the same particular piece several times. Others take a looser translation, repeating a specific style but maybe not necessarily wearing the same piece over and over. Either way, take inspiration from this idea: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
Despite varying iterations of the jacket, Lagerfeld is rarely seen without a black suit, white tie, gloves and of course, those sunglasses.(L to R): At the Toronto Art Shoppe Lofts and Condos in April 2015, at the Fendi Roma 90 Years Anniversary in July 2016, At the Chanel haute couture show in Paris on July 5, 2016.
The Duchess of Cambridge
Fans swoon over Duchess Kate's style, but love her even more for her famous outfit repeats.(L to R): At the premiere of War Horse in January 2012, at a reception and dinner in November 2012, at London's Natural History Museum in December 2013.
Mark Zuckerberg is the tech world's Doug Funnie, and he's got the now famouscloset shot to prove it.
L to R): At the F8 Facebook Developers Conference in San Francisco in April 2016, at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Stanford in June 2016, in Sun Valley in July 2016.
Adele is so committed to outfit recycling she is wearing just one Burberry dress for the entire length of her tour. Just one dress!
(L to R): On tour in Phoenix in August 2016, on tour in Amsterdam in June 2016, on tour in Seattle in July 2016.
Arguably the most famous master of the uniform, Steve Jobs was rarely seen without that black turtleneck and jeans.(L to R): At Macworld Expo in Tokyo in February 2000, at the new iPad launch in San Francisco in January 2010, at the Apple/U2 iPod release in San Jose in October 2004.
You don't think "pant suit" without also thinking Hillary. She has, over the years, mastered this powerful look.(L to R): At a campaign event in Reno in August 2016, at a voter registration rally in Philadelphia in August 2016, at the "Ellen Degeneres Show" in Los Angeles in September 2015.
Mr. West loves dressing in coordinating casual wear so much that he's spent most of his NYC summer doing it.
(L to R): At the VMAs in New York City in August 2016, out in New York City in August 2016, at the Power 106 Powerhouse show in Anaheim in June 2016.
A blazer, skinny pants and button downs round out Degeneres' signature style.(L to R): On Jimmy Kimmel in Los Angeles in June 2016, at the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles in January 2016, at a taping of her show in Los Angeles in September 2015.
Queen of the crops, T-Swift and her bare-midriff-high-waisted-skirt combo epitomize "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."(L to R): At the VMAs in Los Angeles in August 2015, on tour in Shanghai in November 2015, at the Grammys in Los Angeles in February 2016.
Sofia Vergara and strapless, form-fitting gowns go together like a really well-dressed peanut butter and jelly.
(L to R): At the Vanity Fair Oscar party in Los Angeles in February 2016, at the SAG Awards in Los Angeles in January 2016, at the Oscars in Los Angeles in February 2016.