work wear

Simple staples: Sapphire blouse & sturdy pumps

Hi everybody!

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There is something elegant about a clean, simple outfit. I love the creative challenge of designing outfits with complementary layers or accessorizing a simple outfit to make it pop. But there is something so powerful in a look that both creates an effortless vibe, while remaining flattering and chic.

I try to fill my closet with pieces that make me feel comfortable, confident, and that I know I can style multiple ways. It usually makes getting dressed in the morning easy and quick, which keeps fashion fun for me and maximizes sleeping time. Priorities. You get it. But every once in a while I get a styling block. It’s like writer’s block, but less existential. For those of you that can relate, this type of outfit is my secret coping mechanism. Ignore the frills, forget the accessories, and choose a couple of pieces that fit you well.

What are your fall back strategies for tough mornings? And what do you think – does the simple thing work?

Outfit:

Top: J. Crew (old, similar here)
Bottoms: Banana Republic
Shoes: Cole Haan
Accessories: J. Crew belt (old, similar here), Bauble bar earrings (old, similar here), Cape cod bracelet

Photography: Yuchen Feng