And so did I, I suppose, until one day I realized that I was holding onto a pair of jeans because I liked the wash and the cut, but literally never wore them because they started to stretch and sag after a few hours, and I was constantly having to tug them up. So that day, I went through and cleaned out everything that wasn't an absolutely perfect fit, which ended up eliminating a lot of my trend-based items too. At the end of the day, I was left with a super basic closet, but one that fit me really well and felt like me. I highly recommend the experience. So now, whenever I shop, it's felt super easy to add new items into the mix, because of the all-knowing, all-filtering set of criteria. Does it fit really really well? Can it be easily paired with everything else that I own? And is it a white shirt? (jk I just really like a good white shirt. I have a solid collection going.)
Kork-Ease is celebrating this concept of owning one's signature look with their #originalyou campaign, so with this in mind, lez break some outfits down.
This button-up, for instance ...
Kork-Ease Adelphi wedges, which I kid you not, I have not taken off since they came in the mail. I did not know that my other shoes were non-arch supporting until I put these on. Like, I would walk a marathon in them. Speed walk ... you know.
Shoes: Kork-Ease, Jeans: Paige, Top: Nordstrom Rack, Bag: ASOS, Sunglasses: Target
---Here's another version of what you could expect to see me in should we ever run into each other at Chick-Fil-A.
White tees and jeans, white tees and jeans, I could sing you a song about white tees and jeans. Super stretchy jeans to be specific. Taco Bell jeans to be even more specific.Kork-Ease here, this time the Amboy sandals, which, ok I lied about the first shoes, because I have also almost exclusively been wearing these since they came in the mail. None of my other shoes exist anymore. My life is about arch support now. Arch support and skin care and daily uniforms, I am aging just reading this.
In all seriousness though, I love settling into myself. Feel less inclined toward experimentation and more inclined towards simplicity and knowing what is and isn't me.
Makes it real easy
Shoes: Kork-Ease, Jeans: Topshop, Top: Nordstrom Rack, Hat: F21, Sunglasses: Old Navy, Choker: ASOS
P.S. I did a little interview over on Kork-Ease blog if you'd like to check it out HERE!
This post was in partnership with Kork-Ease, a footwear brand whose style stays true to its 70's roots and whose sandals could probably also double as slippers. Just saying.