I know my closet is mostly neutral but my accent colors are pinks and blues (occasionally another color because too many rules are no fun, but I stick to the formula a lot), I know that I like basics, I know that my outfit has to feel slightly undone or I don’t feel like myself, and I know that jewelry and accessories are where I create interest rather than with bold garment choices.
It’s taken me 30 years to know what clothes I’ll reach for again and again. My whole blog started as a style exploration: to figure out what clothes made me the most comfortable, to make my life simpler, to need less stuff, to have more time. I’ve gone through a lot of different phases (so many bandanas, so many color palettes, so many wide leg pants) and I’m really feeling the closest I’ve ever felt to wardrobe perfection (or as close as perfection as can exist).
I did a few things to get me to what has felt like the final stretch:
- Finally just donated or resold things I never wore but felt like I “should” keep;
- Reduced my time scrolling Instagram over the last few months because I couldn’t figure out if there were certain items I wanted or if I wanted them just because everyone else wore them;
- Became okay with the fact that someone will always be “more” or “better” than me – more stylish, higher-end clothes, more followers, better photography – but there are a lot of good things about me both in regard to my style and in general, and envy breeds over-consumption;
- And organized my clothing in a tidy way that makes them feel special.
With my blog turning three, I’m excited and curious to continue to explore my style, but more importantly, to realize the simultaneous fullness and lightness of a life with less stuff.