Less is More

I’ve been thinking a lot about this notion of ‘less is more’, particularly in reference to my closet. While this may seem hilarious to my husband who thinks my shoe habit is out of control, I beg to differ. I’d describe my style as classic, embellished, comfortable and refined. I don’t necessarily think you need a number of accessories to create a sophisticated look; a statement piece of jewelry and bold pop of color do the trick. Ever since the Who What Wear line at Target launched, I’ve been drawn to the unique color palettes and structured pieces. Their line is referred to as a ‘collection of effortless and chic streetwear’. I’ve often thought of midi skirts as an option only for special and dressed up occasions. I was wrong.

I actually felt more confident strolling through the city in this midi pencil skirt than I ever have in a traditional pair of dark denim. My goal was for the skirt to be my ‘statement’ piece, so I opted for a refined and straightforward sweater to pair it with. If you’re late to the party in owning the Tippi sweater from J.Crew, I highly recommend it be added to your holiday wish list. It’s a great layering piece and comes in several colors – I have it in both black and grey. While you may not imagine this look to be one for your basic ‘outfit of the day’, I challenge you to think differently. I often get stuck in this mentality of saving new items for special occasions, but the reality is that there is no time like the present to curate your favorite look and own it.

I recently discarded and donated many items in my closet (clothing, shoes, bags, jewelry, coats, etc.) in search of an orderly and more organized space. Have you read Marie Kondo’s book, ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up‘? I bought in a few months ago and still need to dedicate time to reading it. I’ve heard nothing but incredible things, particularly that those who’ve read it have successfully adopted her approach – the KonMari Method – and have kept their homes in order. Sounds appealing, right? I will follow up with a post on what I learned from this book and how her approach inspired my space and attitude toward material goods. I am probably one of the most organized people I know, so you can absolutely count on me revisiting this topic.

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