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If you’ve seen any of my recent Instagram Reels you’ll have noticed I’m obsessed with neutral outfits right now. I find them so easy to style, not that we’re actually going anywhere but I’ve got a whole host of options at the ready as soon as the button is pressed to release us from lockdown.
I started acquiring neutral accessories such as bags and footwear gradually over the last few years. It wasn’t intentional to begin with however it’s now very much a conscious decision. Every purchase is considered carefully to determine if it will work with my existing wardrobe and I’m trying to avoid impulsive buys (as much as possible) which don’t fit in with my style and overall aesthetic.
I don’t know if it’s a shift due to being 30 now and having a better idea of what works for me and what doesn’t or it’s just a general gravitation towards a more neutral focused wardrobe. In the past I’ve had pieces which I absolutely loved and still love but they are one offs and can only be worn for particular occasions or in a specific way. I’m trying to steer clear of adding any more of these kind of items to my wardrobe as they are not good value for money and it feels wasteful to have something in a drawer or on a hanger for 364 days of the year.
Since I’ve been more considered with my choices, I’ve found my options expand significantly. Instead of having a few ways to wear a particular piece, I can now style it in 10 or 15+ different ways which is incredible. As things can be easily mixed and matched, the opportunities are endless. Putting together outfits is effortless as everything goes so you don’t have to worry about clashing or things being too much or not enough. You can throw something together and head out the door without a second thought.
It doesn’t mean you can’t have fun or experiment, personal style should be intuitive and with that comes diversity. As long as you feel good in what you’re wearing, that’s all that matters. If you’re comfortable and happy with your outfit, you’re much more likely to be confident and radiate a positive energy as opposed to coming across self conscious or uncertain if you’re not feeling at ease with what you’re wearing. We’ve all done it at some point but I don’t think we realise how obvious our body language can be and for that reason alone, I strive to ensure I’m comfortable with what I’m wearing first and foremost.