Even though it's much warmer here than other parts of the world, it's still too cool to be zooming around town in chiffon and dresses. I don't own a car - just a classy lil Vespa - and though 70 degrees feels fine walking around, it feels more like 50 degrees when I'm whipping down the street at 40mph against the wind. Whew!
cardigan: vintage / dress: American Apparel / flats: BDG (Urban Outfitters)
So yes, a sweater is still necessary during the Winter months. Until I eventually do get a car and then it's daisy dukes and tank tops all year long baby!
As you maybe already know, my Tiny Closet is made up of simple pieces. This year, I'm headed into more involved, statement pieces but for now, minimal simple things is what my wardrobe is mostly made of. I've been attracted to this look mainly because it's so versatile.
Yesterday, after spending the morning playing with the livelier section of my closet, I still ended up pulling on my heather grey stretch cotton midi dress, a pair of nuetral snakeskin heels and a wispy white chiffon tee.
And as I grabbed my helmet, I also packed up a pair of blush tone flats and a chunky cream colored mens cardigan. All pretty much basics, right?
Instead of mixing basics with statement items, I'm more drawn to just playing with the basics by themselves to create a super neat, clean, minimal vibe. I just find it more interesting and themed. And versatile.
top: Santee Alley / dress: American Apparel / heels: Steve Madden
As the sun went down, I switched out of my chiffon tee and heels and into the flats and cardigan. More than being warm and comfortable, it looked like a deliberate ensemble because all of the pieces were compatible with each other.
So instead of a I'm-cold-and-don't-want-to-wear-heels-so-I-threw-on-a-jacket-and-flats outfit, both looks were deliberate and looked like actual outfits. Which I like. Because I've never been that girl that wears someone else's jacket or sweater when I'm cold. It never goes, it's always ill-fitting and the look is ruined.
For those of you who follow my Youtube channel, I'm excited to share a new video of how I maintain my signature wash and go throughout the entire week! It'll be up next week so stay tuuuuuned!
Enjoy the weekend :)