4/03/2014

FRESH & CLEAN: THE QUESTION

With eyes set on spring, I'm in such a cleaning mood when it comes to my wardrobe - unbelievable. Barely anything of SS2013 can count on my approval and the new collections at Zara and & Other Stories have me obsessed (to begin with..). I guess it's core to a new season: the feeling of starting out fresh & clean and being able to commit to something new - and I love it. This insight had me mumbling about how my wardrobe evolved over time, particularly over the last year: in other words, what changed? Kind of refreshing to take on that question - also because I believe it says a bit about who I am as a person; after all, ain't fashion a reflect of ones' personality? Anyway, I took on the question and documented my three biggest changes, which you can read below - thinking I might now do this on an annual basis, it sure generated some interesting insights!


1. The dare. The dare to play around - with styles, with my figure and with combinations of pieces of clothing into an outfit that says me. I sure picked and wore pieces I wouldn't have a year ago, with more guts than I ever had before - and now there are pieces in my closet which (I feel) reflect me and in which I'm comfortable, contrary to a year ago when I wouldn't have dared to put them on. Above you can see one of these pieces: the marble Zara blouse from last season .. which I love to pieces. The solid and simple conclusion: with personality, style evolves too.

2. The Scandinavian turn. In the proces of getting to know the world of fashion (i.e. my last 1.5 years), I wrapped my head around designers, bloggers, editorials and what else not. As a result, preferences emerge - and one thing I can say for sure my preferences lie north. That Scandinavian simplicity Renathe from StillWithYou talked about HERE does the trick - I can't help but to like it simple, clean & minimal. Current favorites? Carin Wester, Filippa K & Designers Remix. 

3. The fabric fascination. I guess it's fair to say I switched my palette of colors for a palette of fabrics - it started with the acquisition of my first 'more expensive/ better quality' pieces (Acné, Designers Remix, Hope Stockholm), which resulted in two revelations: 1) If I invest in clothing I'd better invest it in pieces that combine well, otherwise I'll have my money spending too much time in my closet 2) (when putting the pieces on) OH this fabrics feels so fine (to put it literally). The last resulted in my fabric fascination: mesh, leather, silk .. I'm in all the way, and thus got my eyes set on this silk shirt from Equipment. No wonder, right? 


How about you, what are your changes in fashion & style over the last year?

13 comments:

  1. Love this post. Totally with you on the fabric one and getting pieces that mesh well together. I'm also in love with Scandinavian brands. I think over the last few years I've just been trying to refine my wardrobe and buy pieces that I really love. I hate having loads of items in my wardrobe that I don't actually want to wear. So I think for me it is just about editing down what I have an investing in key pieces that will help transform my look.

    xx

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    1. Thank you for your compliment! Exactly that, yes - buying pieces you love, rather than buying pieces in the spur of the moment. Came to the conclusion that if I take the time to consider a possible purchase, I end up more satisfied and have a more steady vision of what my wardrobe is capable of. X

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  2. That shirt is amazing! I need to find that!

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  3. I've definitely noticed that my style has taken some drastic turns this year. More streamlined cuts and fabrics. Less colours and overall more sophisticated and clean looking.

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  4. Fluidness and clean lines are such a nice break from the peplums and sporty luxe stuff. That shirt is amazing though.

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  5. I own that Carin Wester bomber jacket in black and it's one of my favourite pieces, I wear it every day!
    Mafalda ❤
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  6. I think you've made some good revelations! The Scandinavian designers definitely know a thing or two, that's for sure - some of my faves yield from there. And as you rightly say, fabric composition is key. There's nothing worse than sitting uncomfortably in a polyester blouse.

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    1. I couldn't agree more haha, good fabric is key! X

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  7. Couldn't agree more. It's all about keeping in clean and simple these days!

    xx Lindsey
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  8. Definitely digging this slubby look xx

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  9. Nice!

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    XX

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  10. That's such an amazing post. I am the one who prefer clean and minimal lines as well. I found the biggest inspiration in Scandinavians. They know what is minimal about.


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  11. Great post!! :)

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