Happy Friday! We’re headed up to Tahoe for the weekend to enjoy
what’s left of the snow and spend time with dear friends. The last time we were in the mountains, it was for New Years on Mt Hood, Oregon. This outfit post documented the occasion, but we actually shot the outfit I’m showing you now on the very same day. If you look closer… they’re really not very different outfits at all. In fact, they’re nearly identical. Which is how I structure most of my outfits and style in general! Curious? Read on.
The bulk of my wardrobe is staples. Good denim or pants and classic sweaters, blouses, and tops. Lots of neutral colors (and yes, I consider navy and white as neutrals). But when it comes to mixing and matching, that’s when I head straight for my accessories and accent pieces. In this post, I’m showing you how a new hat and different style poncho can style the same jeans, cable knit sweater, and bean boots to instantly change a look. Pretty nifty, no?
I firmly believe this philosophy on style has saved my (lack of) closet space and my budget. Because true wardrobe staples should be universal to the rest of your closet, you can then avoid the feeling of ‘wearing the same thing all the time’ with the change up of some accessories (think: hats, scarves, statement piece jewelry), and having a slight handful of second layer accents (think: ponchos, vests, blazers). Call it resourceful, call it mix and matching, call it outfit repeating. Whatever you want to call it, I simply see it as fashion success!
If you’re in a wardrobe rut, I highly suggest starting to go through what key staple pieces you own and filling in any gaps where needed. I think you’ll be amazed with how many more options you begin to come up with when you build your closet in this way!
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend in whatever you’re up to! You can bet that I’ve packed plenty of outfit repeating options for our weekend away. Perhaps you’ll see then documented here in the future! You just never know….wink face.