Taking a closer look at my wardrobe (through practices like KonMari decluttering and capsule wardrobe challenges) has caused me to think a lot about how I define my style, what I want to wear, and what items are "me." Because I love classic pieces and minimalism but also original designs and some whimsical, "out there" stuff, I sometimes feel like my style is a bit schizophrenic.
But, recently, I've discovered something about the way I dress that I think helps me develop a cohesive look that isn't too busy. I'm always looking for balance in outfits (masculine and feminine, hard and soft), and I think my desire to wear more basics and neutrals has naturally balanced itself with a desire to accessorize with statement pieces.
Fashion osmosis, if you will.
These statement pieces harmonize with the minimalist aesthetic while also adding a bit of interest. For example, in this outfit, the delicate gold threader earrings are simple enough to look minimal but unique enough to stay interesting, while the camouflage pony-hair high-top sneakers and the mixed-metalic dinosaur ribcage cuff are neutral colored and have enough space on the black canvas of the outfit to be the focus of the overall look.
CREDITS: Black skinny jeans – J.Brand "Maria" photo ready denim in "Vanity" (buy here) | Black cashmere crewneck sweater – Everlane (buy here) | Camouflage pony-hair high-top sneakers – Michael Kors, TJ Maxx | Dinosaur bones ribcage cuff bracelet – NOir Jewelry (buy here) | Gold threader earrings – Forever 21 (buy here)