5 Times When Renting Clothes Is Better Than Buying Them

I received a free Le Tote box in exchange for this post, as always, all opinions expressed are 100% my own.

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I am going to let you in on a little secret. I don’t really like wearing clothes more than once, there I said it. OK let me clarify though… I DO wear plenty of my clothes more than once, and mixing and matching to make my basics and staples look fresh and new is what I love to do. But there are honestly certain times where if I have worn that piece before… I don’t want to wear it again. Especially being a fashion blogger where I pretty much show the world (or whoever is reading) what I wear on a daily basis, I always want things to be fresh and new. 

And what’s one way to achieve this? RENT CLOTHES. Yes, wear it once or twice, and return it. Get new clothes in, wear a few times, return it. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. Does that sound fabulous to anyone else? Because it’s been pretty fabulous for me. 🙂 
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5 Times When Renting Clothes Is Better Than Buying Them

  1. Attending a wedding, bridal shower, Christmas party – For me, if I wear a piece for a wedding or special event, especially where a lot of people see me in it, more than likely I won’t wear that fancy dress or piece again. 
  2. Photoshoots – Engagements, family photo shoots, are a once in lifetime or once in awhile thing. Usually you frame these pictures or share them all over social media! So it’s a great opportunity to wear a new piece and not wear it again.
  3. Trying out a trend – This is probably the most fun reason to rent… but have you always seen a trend on a fashion blogger and celebrity and wanted to see if you could pull it off without purchasing? Just rent it out, try it out, and if it doesn’t work for you, return it!
  4. Maternity clothes – I wish I knew about this when I was pregnant! Because wearing maternity clothes only last about 9 months… wouldn’t it be nice to NOT have to have all these pieces you can’t wear anymore after baby is born!? (Well I did wear maternity jeans for quite some time after, but you get the point). 
  5. Because you like new things – Yes… this is me exactly. I love new things. I love new houses, new toys, new apps, new clothes, new shoes, new furniture, there’s just something exhilarating about getting multiple packages on my doorstep every week. 🙂

Why Renting Is Smarter Than Buying Clothes Double braid

Are you sold on renting yet? Le Tote. It’s one of my very favorite services for women to rent clothes. For each tote, you get 3 articles of clothing and 2 accessory items. The great thing is, when your “tote” is ready, you can just go online and either choose the tote they select for you or swap out items. They have a huge range of items covering different brands (like French Connection, Vince Camuto, BCBGeneration, Free People, Splendid, BB Dakota, House of Harlow 1960, Rebecca Minkoff and more), a variety of price points, styles and trends. Once you have selected your tote, you just wait for it to arrive on your doorstep! And the best part, is that you can keep these clothes as long as you want, purchase the ones you want, and return the rest! Then you just wait for your next tote to arrive all over again!

 A membership at Le Tote is $59/month ($69/month for maternity clothes). That’s seriously like the price of 1 item for me sometimes, but you are getting 5 pieces if you do 1 tote a month, but it’s entirely possible to do 2-3 totes a month, so that’s like getting 15 new pieces each month for $59, ummmm YES. 

Lipsense Lipsense from @trcdlipstick

 My outfit:

Blazer c/o Le Tote
Pants c/o Le Tote 
Bag: Le Tote
Shoes: Zara
Lipstick: Lipsense from TRCD Lipstick
Hair styled by Tanglez Hair and Makeup

Photography by Paige Nicolle Photo

Shop my tote:


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  1. August 4, 2016 / 8:23 am

    Your jacket (and well, the outfit in general) is SO pretty! I’ve never actually rented clothes before, but it sounds like a really cool concept!

    Something About That

  2. sandra
    August 5, 2016 / 3:59 pm


  3. August 9, 2016 / 3:27 pm

    What a fab idea, never heard of this before. You outfit looks amazing. Love that jacket. Jacqui

  4. August 9, 2016 / 3:47 pm

    You look fabulous! I have rented dresses before and love the idea of renting clothes that you can wear and return on a regular basis!


  5. August 11, 2016 / 8:34 am

    Love the patterned jacket and the maroon cullotes. I can see materinty and trying out a trend, other reasons you mentioned as well. Certainly if one is going to wear something once!
    Thanks for linking up !
    jess xx

  6. August 12, 2016 / 4:47 pm

    Omg LOVE this idea to rent clothing. I definitely need to try this, because as you said, being a blogger makes you want to have fresh looks… which costs lots of $$$$. I definitely will be trying this out. Oh, and I love this look of course!!


  7. August 14, 2016 / 1:06 pm

    I am not a fan or renting clothes but I think it’s a great idea for someone that gets tired what they have in their closet and want to infuse some new things. Love that jacket on you!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!


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