Hi there. I hope you enjoyed your weekend and your week is off to a good start. Sometimes, keeping things simple can be a lot harder than one would think or expect and that goes for everything in life. Whenever I feel overwhelmed or anxious about something in my life I try to remind myself to “keep it simple”. Sometimes it works and other times not so much but such is life.
Well, keeping things simple is what inspired this week’s post and this earlier post. The best way I could think of translating that message into my style was to go with the classic blue jeans and white tee. There is a reason some classic styles have stood the test of time and that is because they have a certain simplicity to them that lasts over time. Like the Little Black Dress or even the Little White Dress, the plaid shirt, the all-white or all-black look and the blue jeans and white tee.
I didn’t exactly go for the white t-shirt for my look. I went instead with a white knit sweater that was hand made by my grandmother and is actually older than me. Needless to say, it has a special place in my heart. I can absolutely understand the intricacies involved with hand making something and seeing your final product, coming from the fact that I hand make my beaded jewelry. I think of this sweater as a classic piece and being inspired to keep it simple for this week’s look made me substitute this white sweater for the white t-shirt. That is how this look fell together for me.
I knew that the rest of the ensemble had to be understated too so I went with my white wedge shoe (not sure if I can call it a sneaker but if not, it is the closest thing I have to a sneaker). To add to the accessories, I put on a pair of beaded hoop earrings that I made and a beaded statement ring that I bought which helped me put a little touch of me in the outfit. I love my beaded pieces if you don’t know that by now, lol. To finish off the look, I went with another classic, a vibrant red lip that literally makes my day better whenever I wear it.
I love this outfit not just for its simplicity but also because I remember my mum putting together such outfits for herself when I was young and thinking how pretty she looked so a little nostalgia there too.
Photography by Neil Mitra.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and I wish you a great week ahead. Thank you so much for reading.