Versatile clothing pieces have become the order of the day in my case and I don’t think you can go wrong with including pieces in your closet that can be worn in different ways. I’m constantly trying to get the most out of my wardrobe without having to own dozens of single-style clothing pieces. It’s definitely a journey, but I’d like to share it with you. In my quest for multi-use basics to include in my minimal closet, I’ve truly come to understand the meaning of versatility and the importance of understanding a garment and what you can do with it.
I’ve also discovered a good way to add a few extra options over and above your 30 items-only quota, just in case you’ve run out of ideas: use your boyfriend’s clothing too. Cue the ‘boyfriend’ shirt that really is your boyfriend’s shirt! It’s become sort of a staple piece that should feature in your wardrobe at some point, mostly worn over a pair of skinny jeans, with heels if you’re that way inclined. I chose to keep it simple yet different by tucking it in a pair of denim shorts. Add a pair of tan sandals, a red and yellow head scarf and a grass basket-bag and you’re all set to visit your local farmer’s market or favourite book store (which I did).
On to a more dressed up look, I ditched the buttons and used the bottom corners to tie the knot. I’ll admit it was a bit difficult to get it to sit on my waist without bulging outwardly, given the size and length. I also had to make sure I was standing up straight otherwise the front section would loosen and expose my breasts. At least it encouraged good posture! I think a couple sizes smaller would have been ideal but it didn’t look too shabby.
Skirt – Similar here
Sling bag (custom design) –True North Leather luggage
Straw bag – Carry-Ann0