I find the idea of a minimalist wardrobe appealing, but in practice, I need more than just a handful of pieces. It’s so boring to wear the same thing over and over again. However, last month, Xandra from Fashionably Light posted My Style, in 5 Key Items, which is about the five items that define her style. Then, Kristian from Never Fully Dressed (Without A Style) recently posted Q+A: 5 Things in Every Girl’s Closet and asked other bloggers what five pieces every woman should own. So, I started thinking about my style and the pieces I keep repeating…
I’m moving away from skinny jeans and am embracing the bootcut. I like jeans with a darker rinse and a little bling, such as the Miss Me pair in the video.
2. Cream Tops
I usually avoid anything white or cream because I am so pale, but cream is slowly invading my wardrobe. Off white tops and jackets get dressed up with colorful scarves and cardigans. Some of my favorite tops are from American Eagle and Denim & Supply.
Scarves are nice because they instantly make an outfit look put together, and you don’t have to splurge to get something cute. The blue scarf is from Brokedown and came in my March 2014 PopSugar Must Have Box.
Ballet flats, sandals, sneakers, I wear a lot of flat shoes. This summer, I can’t stop talking about my red Keds; I wear them almost everyday.
The wonderful thing about personal style is that it evolves, and the five pieces that define my style today may be completely different from what I wear next year. I think that is what makes fashion so exciting. Fashion allows you to reinvent yourself one piece at a time.