Ok the first thing we need to talk about is my hair whipping, I feel like you should be impressed. Are you?
Moving on...I generally like to dress well, but I don’t like to roll out my paycheck for it - it's not worth it. So I’m always making precise decisions to keep my closet interesting and my bank account positive. There are so many other things I would rather do with my money than spend it all on clothes. When I have the temptation to want to drop ungodly amounts of dollars on clothes, I just think about my memories of travelling with my husband then I try to remember if I still have the shirt I bought myself a year ago and if it means anything to me now. Ok, so you see where I’m going with this.
I believe in buying good quality basics and sticking with a style. It will keep you from riding the trend train and help you save for your trip to Iceland, or whatever.
I used to go in stores and be so overwhelmed by the options and all the items I needed in order to be with it, so I would just get one statement piece. A floral, calf length, sweater, smock thing. Then I just had a ton of statement pieces that I couldn’t wear that often, and they couldn’t really be layered or switched around much, and then I don’t feel like I have clothes. Lame.
So the key to fashion happiness for me, is a good solid set of basics. Then, every once in while if I want the weird smock thing, I go for it. It’s a no-excess approach to fashion, and it will solidify your look. Am I the bohemian hippy girl? Or the LA rocker type? Or the urban Birkenstocks type? Pick one and stick with it.
Here are my basics, all day e’rrday -
Oh, and I'm pretty sure my socks aren't matching…but I can probably find the link to them if you want.