I’ve come to a realization lately. It’s about my clothes. I am (as I’ve mentioned before) bad about buying items without knowing how I’m going to wear said item or what I’ll wear it with.
I read/watched these articles from Crystal of Money Saving Mom about her minimalist wardrobe and this one 4 tips for having a minimalist wardrobe. I honestly though that lady is crazy (awesome, but crazy). I’d get bored and hate my clothes. The thing is, this appeals to me at the same time because hello! how easy would that be?! Having a small number of options (yet loving each one), how could that be bad?
Then I read this article from Jo-Lynne of Musings of a Housewife How to Build a Wardrobe. She’s got the essentials covered.
Crystal’s article has me thinking I already have a “minimalist” wardrobe in that I only reach for the same things over and over, which is probably about 1/3 of my wardrobe.
Jo-Lynne’s article has me wanting to start over from scratch. Which is not really a possibility because I’m not made of money and I can’t go naked.
All this thinking about my clothes (also, I’ve been trying to make myself get dressed every single day even if all I do is pick up and drop off the kids because I’m more productive) made me start thinking about my actual style.
My everyday style, is, Easy. Ha! I like to be put together but for everyday I like it to be easy, a night out or special occasion spending time putting together an outfit yes, but everyday? No. I like t-shirts and denim. I like solid colors or stripes. I like black, brown, gray, white, green & blue. A little bit of yellow or orange. I like to wear jackets or cardigans in solids or stripes. I love summer dresses because they are so easy.
Every once in a while I like to wear something printed or have a statement piece of clothing. But for the most part I like simple easy and basic. Cute & put together, but simple.
Also, wearing a t-shirt that has some extra detailing gives the outfits more interest, like lace, mixed prints, contrast stitching.
I use the term T-shirt loosely. T-shirt doesn’t have to mean basic plain jane crew neck & short sleeves.
Where I like to add interest is with accessories. I love scarves, belts, hats, statement jewelry, shoes, purses. Plus these are much cheaper to change up and replace when the trends change.
This is my ultimate spring/summer casual look. Simple tee, scarf, cute shoes, awesome bag, denim pencil.
Or this, maxi dresses are SO EASY. Actually, any dress is so easy. Sure you can add on other layers like jackets or cardigans or even sometimes tee or cami’s under them, but for the most part they are grab and go.
So what’s your style? Do you like to be up on all the latest trends?
Or is your style more of a classic nature?
OR is your style more eclectic, mixing of styles?
I’m linking up with Fashion Friday at Jo-Lynne’s!