The other day I was in a major fashion rut. I created a huge mess in my bedroom, trying on outfits and throwing them on the bed, unhappy with the way anything looked. As the pile got bigger and bigger I took a step back. Instead of trying to create outfits with new items I took another look at some of my favorite classic pieces.
I’ve always felt comfortable in a simple crewneck sweater, skinny jeans and heels. So I started with that in a classic camel and black color combo. Then I layered on two new pieces (a snake belt and trench) and reached for my favorite classic Chanel bag.
The result? I finally smiled in the mirror. The only thing I wasn’t smiling about? The mess I made with my closet before reaching the conclusion that sometimes in order to feel great, you just have to head back to your anything but basic basics.
Photos by Michelle Kyle