Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Simple Doesn't Mean Boring

 First of all, I can hardly believe that it's April already. I think March may have been the quickest month ever, it was sort of a blur. I'm hoping that April makes things slow down a bit so I can enjoy some spring flowers and beautiful weather. I'm also hoping to fit in a bit more spring cleaning.

 For me spring cleaning is all about simplifying things and getting rid of excess junk. I've been trying to apply this principle of spring cleaning and simplifying to everything this spring including my wardrobe. It's become pretty apparent to me that I've gone through a bit of a style change. I'm drawn more and more to classic and simple pieces. I've always thought that simple pieces were kind of boring, and it wasn't until recently that I realized how simple and classic pieces are essential to a great wardrobe.

 I tend to think of simple/classic wardrobe pieces as items that can be worn almost year round, and stay in style year after year (like a white button-up). They are the items that are usually referred to as foundation pieces and can be accessorized and styled hundreds of different ways.
  For example, I thrifted this skirt recently and think it will get a lot of use this spring and summer because it is so simple and versatile. It is a black denim high-waisted skirt with belt loops, pockets, and a front button-up closure. You can't go wrong with black. I  love that it has pockets (duh), and the buttons add another cute detail that appeal to my personal taste.
This shirt is also another example of a simple item that is anything but boring. I love how it looks a bit nautical when paired with this button up skirt, but is actually a very simple classic top.

My hope is that by filling my closet with classic items, I will be able to remix them in countless ways and have a wardrobe with more depth. I also hope that be choosing pieces that are somewhat classic that they can be worn year after year.

Top - Thrifted
Belt - Thrifted
Skirt - Thrifted
Wedges - JCP

 Maybe I've been putting too much thought into this but then again maybe I'm just finally getting a hang of this whole getting dressed thing.


  1. YES to all of this! I used to think that simple was just uncreative, but recently I went through the same change and want to dress more minimal. This outfit is totally a case in point- i love it to pieces! You look so pretty and very stylish :)

    xo marlen
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  2. Thank you so much! I love your blog so that means a lot :)