I am not an expert when it comes to fashion. I repeat I am not an expert! I simply wear what makes me happy and it tends to lean on the more simpler of styles. I love a strong basic, and quality made clothing built to last. My taste in clothing may not appeal to all, however I think this might be worth your time!
Years ago I used to have my walk-in closet full of clothes, shoes, purses, etc..! As the years went on I became more sure of my style, what I preferred, and what I wanted to spend my money on. I guess you can say I became more minimalist in my closet. My Aunt once saw my closet and asked if that was everything I owned..and when I told her that yes it was and it was for all 4 seasons, she didn’t believe me! She had to check all my other closets upstairs to be sure, as I stood back laughing!
Yes I have a walk-in closet, no I don’t do a wardrobe capsule, but I do have more of a minimalistic closet. My husband has always been this way since we met. He has always bought quality over quantity and I started noticing how his clothes were lasting way longer than mine, and he always looked good! So I started adopting that philosophy over to my side of the closet, and to be honest…I haven’t looked back! My new philosophy is just because I have a walk-in closet doesn’t mean I need it crammed full of clothes and shoes that I don’t wear.
In this new way of shopping, and living..I have discovered the basics that one needs..that are also the absolute BEST! Today I want to share 2 with you! Being that we are rolling out of the warm fall days into the crisp wintery days, two items that I cannot live without during this time of the year are my blunnies, and a good ‘relaxed’ tailored coat! Both in black of course! Here is my break down of why!
I live in a climate that in the winter could either be raining, or snowing..and I need a shoe that can stand up to both. I try everyday to walk through the trails in the mountains behind my house or down by the lake, but I also love a shoe that I can run around town in, have it be functionable & comfortable, and of course still look adorable in. So my blunnies (Blundstones) do exactly all that for me! In fact, when we went to Europe for three weeks this past spring, they were the only shoe I brought! I wore them for three weeks straight, with pants and skirts, and walked days on end in them! I feel that these are a staple that every girl in climates such as mine should invest in!
Now, I don’t think I have to go into much detail about owning a good tailored coat! I mean..have you not noticed the women in Europe? They make it seem so effortless. In the three weeks that I was emerged with these fashionable women, I noticed they all had a jacket like this in one way or another. And it didn’t matter if they were dressed up or down, this jacket always made them seem ‘put together’! And trust me..some days I need all the help I can with looking ‘put together’..so if you feel this way, invest in a good jacket (I found mine here). You won’t regret that decision either!
Now that I’m done advising on my discoveries, I feel like I should be inserting a disclaimer of such… clarifying that I am in no way a fashion expert..or trying to be. But when it comes to a discovery of a strong basic that I know will make your life easier..you can trust me on that!
Insert: high fives!