What I Wore: Shirt (Popbasic; Similar Here), Jeans (Lucky Brand), Shoes (Crown Vintage), Necklace (Similar Here), Belt (Similar Here)I've had a growing interest lately in capsule wardrobes- anyone else on that bandwagon- or at least eyeing it speculatively- too? Obviously, I haven't tried it yet (intentionally anyway. My work wardrobe may be an accidental one. That sounds better than "stuck in a rut," right?), but simple outfits like this are ones I find myself reaching for on any day out. The thing of it is- it is a long sleeved T-shirt with jeans. Yet, I wore t-shirts and jeans in high school and didn't feel like this. It's details and quality that make all the difference to how I feel about such a basic combo.
If I were to describe this outfits- boots topped off by jean cuffs rolled just-so while a matching belt and necklace sandwich a perfectly fitting tee, all of which are complimented by a bold lipstick and messy French twist- it is all the little things that make it. My coworker calls this pearl necklace my "goes with anything necklace," and she's pretty much right (I wear a similar look to work all the time with flats and black pants too). I picked it up at a boutique's summer sale while walking back to my hotel half a year ago. This was when I traveled to Iowa City to take intensive graduate classes at my endorsement. It was my one little concession to myself as a reward for a job well done. I'm not normally a rewards-myself-with-baubles kind of a person, but it was literally the only half hour of the day I wasn't working on classes. At any rate, I think the accessories elevate the look from boredom to something more.
Additionally, the Popbasic shirt is unbelievably soft and fits just so, while the dark-wash jeans have that great fit too. It makes me think that- with the right items- you don't need much in your wardrobe. Would you ever try a capsule wardrobe? Or have you done other shopping or closet challenges?