I’ve loved chatting with everyone about this frustration in fashion right now. It feels very much like little house on the prairie is at every storefront. And as someone who has never been into ruffles, I’m truly hating everything right now. I also don’t really understand where it all came from. Like who started this? Was it a brand or a celebrity? Was this on the runway and I totally missed it last year? Either way, I’m finding myself really struggling while shopping lately. On top of not really getting dressed for an entire year now. I keep asking myself, what on earth is my style?!
When I think, what is my style, I do think of this outfit today. Great jeans, a pretty fitted tee or tank, and a sexy sandal. Boom, done. Add a light layer like a blazer or even a utility jacket and I’m good to go. I need to remember these things and stick to what I know. We don’t have to embrace all the new trends. As a matter of fact, I usually recommend NOT doing that. Because what’s bound to happen in a year or so is you’re going to have it stuck in your closet and it’ll just take up space. If I embrace a trend, I try to do it on the cheap first to see if I really love it before investing in more pieces. Let’s never forget these ridiculous trends I once embraced or attempted!
Things That Stood The Test Of Time
But looking at my closet, the things that stood the test of time are pretty obvious. Great jeans and simple tees are a staple for me. More fitted tanks and blouses, nothing giant and flowy. And the color story in my closet is pretty obvious. Lots of blues, whites and a few earthy tones like rusts, burgundy and deep blues and greens. No neon, no hot pink, nada. I need to keep this in mind when I shop. And it’s something I kept in mind when doing KonMari which helped me in this process of understanding my style. This is also my reminder to me (and you) to shop your closet. It’s been so long since I’ve thrown on a real outfit that I think my own closet may just be the best store to check out too.
And I know the itch to get back to normal is so real. With that is the urge to ditch all the loungewear and part of the struggle is there’s still SO much of it being offered. I’m always so tempted to buy MORE when I need to not be adding more to my collection. Plus, it takes up so much damn space that I literally can not fit anymore in my closet right now.
Today’s look though is a for sure classic for me.
Can’t go wrong with any of these pieces and they’ll for sure last you years to come. In the Madewell vintage jeans, I recommend sizing down if you want a true fit. My normal size in Madewell left these a bit roomier which was fine considering pandemic lbs are a thing. But a wash and dry made them fit perfectly.
This Reformation tank was a bit of a splurge, but I’m so in love and think it’s so versatile. Great for spring and summer with jeans or shorts, but can also be dressed up with a silk midi skirt for happy hour. Add a light blazer like this one from Abercrombie & Fitch and it feels very business casual! And if you need a new nude sandal for spring, this Marc Fisher pair is IT. So so pretty. Shop the entire look in today’s post below.
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What I’ve Bought Lately
With that, I wanted to share the things I currently shopped and am eager to arrive for me to try on. I’ll for sure share them over on Instagram Stores so be sure to follow me there. I stepped outside my usual comfort zone and bought quite a few things at ZARA. And even a few things outside my usual dress or tank from Reformation. I’m so ready to get dressed for spring with warm weather on the horizon and more and more friends getting their vaccines. What a time to be alive, right? Here’s what’s en route to my house and I can’t wait to try on for you.
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