Basics + Punch
Happy day, Reader Dearest!
Simple Style is tricky.
Because simple means something different to everyone.
Simple is complex. (I know… Oxymoron or Contradiction in Terms)
Usually the simple IS complex when we take a closer look at it. So that’s what I’m up to today. (And encourage you to be up to, too! 😉
I’m a firm beliver in reflection being good for the mind, soul AND the wardrobe!
Before I reflect on what simple means to me in this season, I want to check out what I’ve written before about Simple Style. (And hoping I don’t come across as full of both hubris and bull.)
Maybe it IS time for an update?
As for simple=less, I’m still trying to get to that happy place of less. This past year, the stress of everyday living lent itself to less than mindful purchasing and some retail therapy. Not proud of that, but I know how to fix it and have been taking baby steps to move out the extra.
Grab yourself a scrap of paper and a warm (or cool) beverage of your choice, and reflect: What does Simple Style mean to you? Is simple a number? A color? A family of colors? Neutrals? Does simple mean basic pieces? No accessories? Or wearing the same accessories all the time? Does simple mean not changing bags? Or only wearing flat shoes? What doesn’t simple style mean? The definitions of Simple Style are myriad. Just like people!
Simple Style 2023
This season, for me Simple Style means basic pieces with one dramatic punch. (Simple Style doesn’t mean boring!) Maybe that’s multiple fake flower brooches on a plain navy dress.
Or a pile of necklaces topping a neutral base.
Simple could mean basic pieces in an atypical color combination, like Green + Magenta + Navy.
If a clothing piece is complicated, or busy–like the blouse below, it will stand alone. This day I wore it with jeans shorts. Oh, and note to self: Let’s stick with nude or neutral nails.
How About You?
What does Simple Style mean to you? Do you uncover anything new in your reflection? Is your defintion appealing? Are you in a season where simple is what you need? Or are you in a need-more season? Do you love a good reflection? Or find it uncomfortable? (There’s a reason some of my clients joke about our work being Wardrobe Therapy!) Knowing what you need makes all the difference in how you approach your style and your wardrobe! Please do share what you are thinking… There’s room for you, here!