Simple Outfit, Elevated

I was talking to my brother’s girlfriend a couple weeks ago about clothes as we painted our nails (stereotypical girls night?!). She was asking how I choose my style and matured my wardrobe. If you’ve followed here for a while, you know that’s been my theme the past few years (read more here). But now that I look at my wardrobe and reflect on her question, I concluded this: quality over quantity, dressing for your shape, and really maximizing an outfit with what you have. So while I don’t have the most expansive wardrobe or fanciest clothes, I have learned how to be more strategic about my purchases.

I wanted to show you what I mean. Stripes are my jam (again, not a surprise!). So here I have my basic outfit: long sleeved tee, jeans, booties. Then, I added just one more layer to add a bit more interest. I may buy a trendy piece every once in a while, but in general, most of my outfits are combinations of classic pieces mixed together (a capsule wardrobe, I guess you could call it!). Here is what I put together to make a simple outfit a little more interesting! (Scroll to the bottom to easily shop these items!)

Basic

Not a bad outfit on its own! Just not finished. Check out what happens when you add one more layer…

Layer one

See what I mean? It looks like a completely different outfit! Check it out with a different top layer:

Layer two

Crazy, huh?! This is totally my daily outfit as a SAHM #momchic. Now for one last top piece!

Layer Three

 

So it isn’t about needing a whole new wardrobe, it is just being more strategic about your purchases. I challenge you to take a close look at your closet and try some new combinations. You may be surprised! When shopping, try and focus on improving yous basics instead of buying that trendy piece that may not get as much wear.

A huge thanks to Bekah for these amazing pictures!

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Neutral Classics

Before our Friendsgiving, my awesome friend suggested she take some outfit pictures for me. I am not at all comfortable in front of the camera, but having a friend taking the pictures made me feel slightly less awkward. For our Friendsgiving I wanted a look that was simple but practical, because we still had our kids to take care of (oh, and food to make!).

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neutral classics

Neutrals are always a great option! Simple pieces put together to make a really cute outfit.

neutral classics

These booties are everything. I will wear them until my toes freeze!

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Ripped jeans kept the look from getting too formal. dsc_0150-24

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similar striped shirt / similar necklace / similar sweater / ripped jeans / booties / aviators (similar [eafl id=740 name=”mirrored aviators knock off” text=”here”]- cheap!)

What do you think? Thanks for following along!

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