Rule of thumb #5: Less is always more
I’ll be honest, looking at this outfit I don’t think there is anything particularly special about it, as you may or may not agree, but that’s what makes it work. Simplicity. The top itself is the statement piece here, but is so subtle you hardly even notice. The flow, color and cut of the top flatter from every angle, which is every reason why I adore it.
There are a million and one different types of shoppers, those who have their style straight and solid, those who go with the trends and others who just go with the flow and try what works… even if that means trying something new. While I like to think I have a certain “style” I really don’t know how I would classify my shopping style. I’m drawn to pieces so similar they may as well be the same but then I also find unique pieces, such as this flowy strapless/ off the shoulder top from the Nines, calling my name.
Most of the time you never know what you’re going to find when you go out shopping, and that’s what I love about it. Even writing this post I feel like such a drama queen talking about the ways to shop and what not, but it’s true. Some people hate the idea of shopping just for the fact that they never find anything that fits their “style”. While it’s one thing to think you have a style, it’s another to tie yourself to the idea that you can’t change. Style is what you make it out to be, it changes and so do you. Don’t let an item from 10 years ago define you, wear what makes you happy.
You’re probably wondering where on earth I’m even going with this and in conclusion here’s my point. This top, is not normally my “style.” My closet is FULL of blacks, whites, neutrals and all. When it comes to color… even the faintest bits… I’m lacking greatly. I saw this top hanging and had to give it a go and I’m so happy I did. At the time I’d been with my mom & sister who weren’t particularly fans of it, but who cares! It all goes back to dressing for yourself, trying the piece that’s a little “out there” and loving the person you are in what you wear.
There’s a difference between dressing to impress and dressing to satisfy. Don’t ever feel like you need to impress someone with the way you dress, what you wear should satisfy you… make YOU feel good in your own genes (pun definitely intended) and in the end, when you’re dressing to satisfy yourself, that confidence will shine though and impress others too, the right way.
In stylish shopping love,
Photos Courtesy of Always More Photography