One of the advantages (if I can call it that? heh) of doing a minimalist style challenge this month is that my posts will be short. Haha. The less I wear, the less stuff there is to talk about. So, if you're the kind of person who likes to scan things quickly to get info, you'll likely be overjoyed about this. Hehe.
For my first outfit of the challenge, I decided I wanted to try to wear only a shirt and jeans. The thought of wearing just a shirt and jeans has an utterly soporific effect on me. >_< For that reason, this outfit isn't really one that I would normally share with you guys. For me, this is as boring as it gets.
In order to make the outfit a little more interesting (and to stave off the instant narcoleptic effects it may have on people who see it haha), I started with a bright colored pair of jeans and added a shirt with a subtle, but refined pattern scheme. So far, so good? I have no f*cking idea what I'm doing. Haha. Then I added my favorite stereo pendant and finished with a convertible bright mustard backpack.
I know the stereo pendant is practically blending in with my shirt. I did this on purpose, so it would be like a little Easter egg (I'm using the gamer sense of the word!) for people who happened to be near enough to notice it. The backpack is really great for this outfit for a couple of reasons. First, I just love how mustard and teal look together. Second, the long strap on the bag is one of my favorite aspects of its design and I really enjoy seeing its patterns and colors clash with my striped top. I have to take complexity wherever I can get it right now, because this challenge is making me die inside. Haha!
I have so much respect for people who can take just a couple clothing items and make them look amazing together. It really is a skill to elevate a minimalist style and make it aesthetically interesting.
I hope I will come away from this with a better appreciation of minimalist style and more of an incentive to pay homage to the "less is more" adage when I'm thinking about what to wear on a daily basis.
Thrifted - Black Fedora (Buffalo Exchange - Austin), Striped Top (Swap Group),
ModCloth Backpack (Swap Group), ModCloth Stereo Pendant
(Sale) & ModCloth Black Ankle Booties (Gift)
TIL Darling - Gold Studded Wrap Watch
Nasty Gal - Teal Skinny Jeans