For those who know me in real life, my general uniform is jeans and some form of white shirt. Not incredibly fashion forward or special. Usually in the summer it’s a t-shirt or tank top, and in winter a blouse, sweater, or the aforementioned white t-shirt and a sweatshirt over top.
I like having a uniform- it’s reliable, easy, and efficient.
Despite my love for clothing, I am continuously inspired by the idea of a capsule/bullet wardrobe. If you’ve not heard of this concept, check it out here. Though I can appreciate a statement piece when I see one, my personal closet has numerous iterations of the exact same items. I annually purchase black ankle boots (usually Tony Bianco), I have 5 pairs of jeans on heavy rotation, and my collection of white shirts is borderline concerning. These are the pieces I continually reach for, consistently wear out, and am always seeking.
Whenever I go on a trip I always bring easy pieces that can be mixed, matched, layered, and re-worn. It takes no time to get ready, and my outfits easily transition from day to night. It makes travel life SO easy.
After a trip, I still come home and am (maybe too) excited to wear some of my more unique pieces,that haven’t seen the light of day. However, I still end up pulling stuff out of my suitcase and utilizing my basics. I guess it’s really about finding some balance. If you’ve heard of the line Totême, it’s kind of based on a similar principle. Elin Kling- the OG blogger, speaks about it in her article for Who What Where, you can check it out here.
Bottom line, I have found what makes me feel confident, comfortable, and ready to face anything. I have my foundation, and from there it’s easy to jazz things up with jewelry, statement pieces, and accessories.
About the look:
Above I am wearing a pair of cut off light Levi’s and a white blouse that I purchased a few years ago in Sydney at a shop called Bardot. I am always searching for other high-neck blouses like this one. If you see one let me know. Also, I don’t know if you guys do this, but I have my go-to ‘interview outfit’ the one that says ‘I’m an adult take me seriously, but also, I’m cool and just threw this on’ –this is that shirt for me. It has never let me down. Obviously it depends on your line of work ; ).
Photographed by Sydney Kelman