Accessorizing Tips from a Minimalist
When I picked up Marie Kondo's Spark Joy, I was already in the middle of a living light journey. I was already knee deep in the process of re-evaluating my core values in a search for inner peace and happiness.
I've always considered myself to have a gypsy soul. I wanted to be able to fit all my belongs into one car so I could pack up and go wherever and whenever I wanted. This of course revolved around my re-evaluation of my possessions, questioning why I desired these things and eventually downsizing (easier said than done!)
Today I'm happy to say that after several years of process, I have achieved the "one car" belongings status.
The hardest part of downsizing my possessions? My closet.
Since fashion is a form of self-expression, I had a hard time believing that I could express my personality and values through what I wear, with a minimalist wardrobe. I even thought that *gasp* owning less would make my wardrobe boring.
But I was wrong.
You can have a minimalist wardrobe or capsule wardrobe and still show off your personality. Accessories in particular are perfect ways to change up an outfit - all while taking up a minimum amount of space (yay, one car goals!)
This week I've rounded up some of my favourite accessories and paired them with the 8-way to wear Evolve Top in the super-soft black Modal. Here are some of my favourite minimally styled looks.
Tip: Try pairing a boatneck neckline with a long necklace for some creative drama.
I spend a lot of time on weekends taking it easy at home or running errands. My go-to pants are worn in ripped jeans paired with comfortable, flat shoes and a basic top. To break things up, I like to throw on a light necklace to add a more feminine touch.
THE COWL NECK
Tip: When wearing a cowl neck, try limiting your jewelry and accessories around your neck. A watch or simple bangle will add interest without stealing the show from the draped neckline.
I like to give off some classic vibes when I'm downtown in the city, or doing anything business related. It makes me feel professional - without the blazer and heels. A watch and clutch dresses up a simple 'jeans and tee' to something more polished.
THE OFF THE SHOULDER
Tip: Statement earrings and a off the shoulder top keep a look looking classy yet casual.
If I'm heading to the market or planning to spend time with a friend, I like to dress up a notch. Still comfortable and keeping things simple, but with an accent piece to create some interest. Statement earrings are a great addition to a basic outfit. They add a touch of sophistication and fun without taking over the outfit.
Paring down a wardrobe doesn't mean your personal style has to suffer. Thanks to a few well chosen accessories, The Evolve Top, and (not shown, my Chrysalis Cardi aka favourite scarf) I'm able to keep my closet small while still allowing my personality to shine.
Have a style tip we missed? Feel free to share in the comments! We're always happy to hear from you.