Shortly before starting her waise choice nearly six (!) years ago, my wardrobe was almost entirely colourless. A fan of neutrals, I typically favoured black and white pieces in simple, classic cuts. However, as I got more into blogging, I quickly found myself shopping more frequently and adding things I didn’t really need to my closet. In an effort to put together looks that were “interesting” enough to engage readers, my style gradually transformed into something that was no longer my own. I found myself in overwhelming mash-ups of colour, pattern, and bold jewelry: outfits that, while great on others, weren’t really good representations of my inherent personal style.
Over the last few years, as much of my life has been changing and I’ve had the opportunity to question my own motives and desires with shopping, I’ve found my style progressively toning down again as well. This fall (and for the whole year, really) I’ve mostly been in neutrals and have found my closet becoming smaller and smaller. Although one could say my style is just evolving, I do feel like it’s more of a return to a truer representation of my aesthetic — one veering toward the simple, basic, and neutral.
Photos by Brian Chan