What to Wear When Fashion's not on your Mind

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Wearing — shirt from Anna Quan (thrifted, similar here) jeans from Zara (old, similar here), shoes from Zara (similar here), bag from Etsy, sunglasses from The Fifth Co, necklace from Mejuri


To be honest, it's been almost 2 weekends that I've thought about how to put an outfit together.

Since moving condos over the first weekend of September, I actually haven't put too much thought into my clothes or fashion. There are things I talk about wanting, but I'm always talking about that sort of thing. Instead, I've been preoccupied with interior planning and storage (oh, storage). Seriously, I don't know if I've ever brought up the words "bins", "baskets", or "trays" (sometimes—okay, often all in one sentence) this much.

So when I finally made brunch plans last weekend and was forced to actually think about what I wanted to wear, I stuck with 2 simple rules:

1. Keep it simple

There's just no going wrong with jeans and a classic white top (can also be substituted for any other simple top), not to mention it's the easiest thing to put together when you don't want to think about clothes. Bonus points in my books if the jeans are a girlfriend or straight leg cut. Despite this erratic autumn-in-the-morning and summer-by-noon weather we've been having lately, it's undeniably getting cooler and I've fallen back in love with denim. I can already tell I'll be adding quite a few of denim choices to my shopping carts in the coming months.

2. Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize

I always stand by accessorizing, which becomes even more key when the outfit is this simple. I added some trendy pieces with these velvet backless kitten heels (wow, how many trends does that alone check off??), the token straw bag of Summer 2017, and although I failed to capture them properly in the photos, I had some tassel earrings (which the boyfriend always refers to as my "paintbrush earrings") as well. When in doubt or putting together a quick outfit, I always keep the clothing simple and accessories fun (the vice versa also applies).

There you have it: a simple, no fuss outfit that somehow always manages to look good for when you don't have fashion on your mind. I almost wish I had a third rule for the sake of fulfilling rule of threes, but for me this is really how simple it is. Now that's out of the way, it's back to staring at rugs, bookshelves, and binsbasketstrays.


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