Finding my personal style has been tricky over the year because I love so many different styles aesthetically. Recently, however, I had an interesting realization. I had just gotten home from running errands and was wearing a pretty standard casual outfit for me: jeans, a striped tee, and a jacket. After hanging up my green jacket, I walked by a mirror and happened to think to myself that I really liked what I was wearing: my jeans and my striped shirt with a simple gold necklace. Here’s what I realized: I feel 10 times more confident and myself in a more minimal and neutral outfit right now. This felt surprising to the girl who loves floral prints and unique colors, but it gave me an idea.
For the duration of my winter capsule wardrobe, I am going to experiment with wearing what I would call “minimalist style.”
Simple outfits, a subtle color palette, and clean lines.
I want to asses whether or not I miss other ways of dressing, or if I continue to feel great in minimal outfits. I’ll be sharing this experiment through my outfit posts this winter, and I’ll also be sure to update you on how I’m feeling about this more minimal way of dressing. It may turn out that I want to change things up at the end of the season, and I’m fine with that because style is supposed to be fun and fluid!
I’ve built a Pinterest board called Winter Capsule Wardrobe Planning where I’m collecting inspiration for colors (or lack thereof! 😉 ) and styles I think will be fun to try to incorporate into what I am wearing this season. Grey and black pieces and cozy scarfs are definitely on my radar right now.
And on the subject of my winter capsule wardrobe, look out later this week for a post all about how I’m planning for it, and for the actual wardrobe in a couple of weeks. I’m excited to share it with you!
Have you ever experimented with a different style? Did you discover anything new about how you like to dress? I’d love to hear!