Little details that make all the difference to a minimal outfit that I wouldn’t call boring.
MINIMAL BUT NOT DULL
I’m not going to lie. There are times I sit down at a blank blog post and think, hang on, haven’t I already shared this outfit idea? Well, today was one of those times. Since I decided to embrace white (or even cream) jeans this year, I’ve worn them quite a lot. Unless, of course, I am going out specifically to eat. Then I opt for black or blue jeans. And, I take the white ones off as soon as I get home so I don’t spill anything on them.
But back to my point, here I go again, wearing white jeans and a black top. Minimal, simple, easy, yep. All of those things. Repeatable? You bet! I’m on a mission to share how this look is minimal but not dull. It can be done.
NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE FINER DETAILS
The details are what make an outfit, something I talk about again and again. Take for example the chain strap on my otherwise minimal handbag. Lately, I’ve noticed how eye-catching it must be. I’ve had friends’ husbands directly ask me to look at my bag, based solely on the chain. Truly, that isn’t something that happens too often. It’s one of those things that people just seem to be compelled to comment on. Considering how understated the rest of my outfit may be (such as here on this afternoon), that chain detail makes a tiny statement. Pairing it with gold layered jewelry, bow detail shoes and fun cat-eye shape sunglasses keeps the eye moving across an otherwise chic but fairly forgettable outfit. So, never underestimate those details.
In fact, I probably spend a great deal of thought in those repeat-wear pieces that seem insignificant but can actually come together to set you apart. Don’t get me wrong, there are certainly times that I feel like I want to make a statement with my wardrobe. A fun attention-seeking dress, a cool print, bright pink bag. Then, at other times I am more than happy to glide chicely along, low-key.
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COTTON ON TANK TOP
POLO RALPH LAUREN JEANS
ASTLEY CLARKE BANGLE
CHUPI DISC NECKLACE
ASTLEY CLARKE DISC LOCKET NECKLACE
MURKANI CHOCKER NECKLACE
ASTLEY CLARKE CHAIN BANGLE