Making a case for staying true to your own style.
Some of the pieces in my wardrobe that I love the most are the odd items that, when compared to the rest of the minimal collection, stick out like a sore thumb. There is the vintage faded mustard shirt with soldiers printed on it, the Navajo printed pants (Isabel Marant circa 2011), a vintage Kenzo black and green wool crop jumper and another red Kenzo tiger jumper, a pink neoprene Josh Goot sleeveless top and a couple of pieces with sequins that I can not really remember wearing all that often, but could NOT part with.
For the most part, my wardrobe is made up of quality basics from a curated collection, however, of course the best part about creating a capsule wardrobe, is the fun additions that are entirely ‘you’ to throw into the mix. The standout items which shape your looks are all about personality.
While in Sydney, I visited some vintage stores and fell head over heels for a NUMBER of items which I would have loved to bring home with me. Among the finds was this silk Isabel Marant shirt which I had been trying to track down for many years. A regret that I am happy to have rectified, this blouse is finally mine and I plan to wear it a lot and for many years to come.
So, while this look is not necessarily either minimal or on trend, this is me, occasionally wishing I were an outlaw and feeling entirely free in what ever I choose to wear.
Sounds as good as it feels. Do not be afraid to add a much loved piece to your wardrobe that breaks a few rules.