Hello everyone! Thank you so much for your lovely compliments about my hair - I'm blown away by how sweet you all are! I'm extending my new-found love for simplicity to my wardrobe. For as long as I can remember, I've gravitated towards colour and prints. From blue enamel cups to Pollock paintings, my favourite things are always colourful. I was over the moon when my highschool art teacher said that my crazy colourful pieces cheered up a rather monotone exhibition. It was the equivalent of Simon Cowell saying to me, 'You didn't suck.' This love for colour, however, doesn't always bode well for dressing. My wardrobe is a complete mish mash of prints and there aren't enough basics to anchor the lot and create cohesive outfits. Thing is, I'm really struggling to find good quality basics in the shops at the moment. Just about everything I pick up is embellished in some shape or form. While I'm all for a ruffle here and a tassel there, it seems as if someone went to town with a Bedazzler in the mall. Now I know the word 'basics' is enough to make some fashionistas' hair stand on ends but if like me, you're still getting to grips with fashion, it might be an idea to go back to basics. I decided to make a list of all the items that my wardrobe could do with. Some of 'em I own already, some are on my must-save-for list and some will never suit me but I included them for the sake of you with the lovely legs! (Denim shorts, I wish we could be friends). I vow not buy another print or accessory until I have anchored all my exiting clothes with good quality basics. Of course, some girls prefer to wear dresses and others would never wear slops (come on Vicky B, you know you want to!) but if like me, you regularly a have mini-meltdown in front of your wardrobe, perhaps you fill find this list handy as well. We can always add the tartan and tie-die later! x
PS: Tomorrow, I'm posting a bumper piece about moving to a new country!