I know we’re only a few outfits into winter, but have you noticed the lack of accessories going on these days? It feels strange to look at this outfit and realize there are only four parts to it — sweater, jeans, boots, bag. No scarf, no earrings, no necklace, no hat. I’m digging the four part outfit — and I love how it makes getting dressed so simple + quick.
I’ve discovered that I like to pare back on accessories in the winter. Mostly for utilitarian reasons: I typically shy away from bracelets in winter because I don’t want them to get caught on my sweaters. And I always feel like a chunky sweater isn’t the best match for a dainty necklace.
But to me, the outfit isn’t lacking, you know? Even though it’s just four parts, I think it looks complete.
I’m not exactly sure if I can define what makes an outfit complete in my book. I think it changes often. Right now, I think an outfit looks complete when the color balance (or neutral balance) is just right — and mixed with some texture for interest.
That’s probably because it’s what I’m comfortable in these days. So … On second thought, in my book, an outfit is complete when it feels comfortable and feels “me.”
How about you? When do you know your outfit is complete?
sweater: forever 21
jeans: old from gap (similar)
boots: charles david