I don’t think it’s possible to categorise my style as “minimalist”. I am usually in the “more is more” camp when it comes to getting dressed. I like bright colours, bold prints, loads of jewelry and plenty of accessories. But occasionally I like to wear something simple and pared back.
On this particular day, I started with a pair of lacy leopard tights. These are a staple in my wardrobe, because they’re easy to wear but instantly take any outfit from dull to sexy. I paired them with my favourite black heels.
I went for an all-black ensemble because it felt clean and unfussy. I felt really good about myself that day and I wanted to wear something that looked sophisticated and made me feel like people would be looking at me, rather than staring at my outfit. While I like my bold outfits, sometimes it can be refreshing to wear something simpler to let your own self shine through. Every now and then I feel like I’m hiding behind a bright outfit, particularly when I’m down or depressed. It’s like I let my clothes do the talking, to hide the fact that I’m not feeling very chatty or bubbly. So on this day, when I felt really positive, I chose something that wasn’t going to overwhelm me, something that I felt beautiful in.
I call this my “mermaid skirt” because it has the most incredible flare when I walk. It billows out like a mermaid tail and I feel wonderful when I wear it out.
I am wearing:
- Black bodysuit from Missguided
- Black maxi skirt (thrifted)
- Lace tights (Big W)
- Black patent heels from Nine West
- Pearl necklace (thrifted)
- Art deco ring (antique)
- Faux fur coat (Target)
- Swarovski crystal earrings (Nana’s)
I wore this outfit to go op shopping and get coffee at my favourite cafe.
Do you ever feel like you’re hiding behind your clothes? Do you prefer minimalist outfits, or is your style generally very “more is more”?
How good to discover that there’s someone out there like me who starts an outfit with tights! Kx
Most definitely! It’s pretty common for me to build a whole outfit around a small item that I desperately want to wear.