Today while I was shooting with my amazing photographer, she pulled me aside and asked me a question, “Do you think your style has evolved much over the last 6 months?” A simple question that made me ponder my style evolution over the year and had me revert back to my New Years resolutions. Sticking to a neutral palette and classic patterns, my goal for maintaining a minimalistic wardrobe has actually really started to gain traction, enough for people to notice that is.
With each new purchase or selection I make for new clothing, my mind goes through a bunch of rigorous questions I tend to ask myself. Will it last you more than one season? Can I wear it out and to work? Will it be a nice transition into your other clothing pieces? Is the color too bold, or is it a good neutral?
Even when I purchased this taupe leather jacket and this striped blouse, I made sure it would fit within my new progression towards a more minimalistic style. The striped blouse was a fantastic piece that not only I wear for work, but love throwing on a jacket to go to the bar and watch the game with my girl friends. Providing me with an outfit that I am comfortable in, regardless of the activity. There is nothing worse than feeling like you need to bring multiple outfits with you for your day.
Having a minimal approach on my wardrobe has allowed me to be much more selective and continues to save myself money, while allowing me to splurge on simple classics that will last me years to come. Although, there are amazing finds that may not cost a lot, it’s better to wear clothing that will give you more than one use. We can always purchase and wear the latest trends, but it is important to establish a solid base to work all your bold and brights within.
Photos: Haley Nord