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My Approach To Style For 2019


Outfit Details: Tee // Jeans // Shoes

Happy Wednesday! Is it still early enough to talk about things in regards to the New Year? Either way lets roll with it! Today I wanted to share my style approach for this year and how I want to change things up. I've always struggled with the concept of quality over quantity; I either spend way too much on one thing that doesn't fit in my closet or I buy a bunch of cheap things that I'm over within 2 weeks. This year I'm working on finding a balance and honing in on my personal style.

I find that, for me personally, buying a ton of cheap clothes just to have a ton of clothes is not my vibe. I'm not into a ton of trends or really unique pieces that aren't worth spending a lot on, I have a pretty basic style. I'd probably describe my style as basic/classic with girly touches and as much as I love fashion I actually hate excess. To be honest, a lot of the time I get over zealous when cleaning out my closet and basically want to throw out everything. I've realized for me it makes more sense to have less clothes but to invest in most of them. I'm definitely not saying I never have/will buy from ASOS, Zara, H&M, or places like that but I prefer to have just a few high quality pieces rather than a ton of inexpensive things.

When I say "cheap" I just mean not well made because sometimes you find  an amazing piece hidden in the piles at H&M or whatever, not everything has to be expensive. But I want to be selective with the pieces I bring into my wardrobe and not buy stuff just to buy stuff. Not to go all Marie Kondo on you but I want my closet to spark joy. Whether I find an item at Shopbop or Forever21 doesn't matter but what I've found myself doing is settling. I'll find a pair of AG jeans, for example, that are absolutely perfect and what I've been looking for but their over $200 price tag makes me cringe. So I'll settle and find something similar-ish from a cheaper place and I end up hating them and never wearing them. To me that is so wasteful, if I like the AG jeans and they hit all my check points then I should just buy them and wear them for years!

Anyways, this is nothing earth shattering or important in the grand scheme of things (much bigger issues going on in the world!) but it is something I want to work on throughout the year. Each year I want to slowly and steadily build my wardrobe of good quality pieces that will work for years to come with, of course, a few fun trendy (more inexpensive) pieces to add pizzazz.

What's your style approach?

XOXO, Maddy 

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