Style·fit /stīl, fit/ noun 1. a set of clothing creatively worn in unison that displays an individual’s inner most originality 2. an innovative term for the word outfit… I just created…right now…not even joking *insert straight face emoji here*.
I don’t post photos of my personal “style-fits” online. My lack of personal style posts are due to my current (and seemingly ongoing) apparel renovations. Every once in a blue moon, I tend to purge my closet and slowly rebuild my attire with just my imagination. Although it can occasionally be frustrating, I love it because it gives me the opportunity to really search my endless pit of creativity and reinvent my look. I like trying new things. If you are a person who is not mentally prepared to go through an extreme closet purge, it can be overwhelming! This is definitely not something for the faint of heart. It’s comparable to ice skating for the first time. You envision what it’s supposed to look like. Then, after cautiously stepping out onto the ice, you realize it’s nothing like you imagined. If you are like me, you find yourself praying you don’t fall on your ass.
After making this mistake more times than I can possibly count, I decided to share an important style habit I learned up over the years.
The kind of nude that involves clothing, I mean. Sounds simple, yet believe it or not, it is not as practiced as one would think. When I was [slightly] younger than I am currently, I was addicted to trends. I studied them, embraced them, and spent much of my hard earned cash attempting to follow them. What I discovered was, trends usually left me frustrated with a much lighter wallet. Why? They change faster than a babies diaper. One day something is hot the next, it’s not. So, I stopped trending. That was a personal choice I made to establish a unique style print for myself. I am in no way stating or encouraging anyone to become “anti-trend”. This was just something that I did and it worked.
I began placing my style investments in quality neutral colored clothing. Anything that was white (or black), grey (or black) tan or blush, and or brown… I bought it…did I say black? I usually try and stock up on all the colors listed in the following items:
- Pants (to include: sweat pants and dress pants)
These are what you would consider to be foundation colors and pieces because they can be easily layered. Neutral colored clothing and accessories, create a build-able foundation for individuals who want longevity out of their wardrobes. Another great thing about neutrals (or nudes), is they can still be mixed and matched with trends and any colors that are attractive to you. Practicing this shopping habit will allow you to keep a majority of your style sanctuary, and your hard earned fashion cash.