Must-Do or Taboo? The 'Less is More' Wardrobe Philosophy

Even worse than showing up somewhere wearing the same outfit as someone else? Wearing the same outfit yourself — over and over and over again. It’s a no-brainer that there is a taboo of constantly wearing the same outfit. That is, until you master the art of creating innovative outfits with a combination of closet staples, statement pieces and basics, which are all, repeat-friendly. In this “Must-do or Taboo?” challenge, I bust the myth that more is always better.

If you’re like me, you’ve got a closet brimming with clothes, but when it comes down to choosing an outfit, you feel like you’ve got nothing to wear. I thought I was crazy for thinking this, but it’s quite common amongst people that have just too much clothing with not enough wear time. I realized I had become somewhat of a pack rat, clinging onto every piece of apparel I got and attaching a sentimental reason why I should keep it, even when that sentiment didn’t really exist. For this challenge, I sold five pieces of clothing I THOUGHT I needed, but had only worn once (or never!) in the past year, and splurged on one staple piece. I couldn’t have been more pleased.

I purchased a white top, which is a halter with a high, classic neckline, tie straps and a snap closure at the back. I chose this piece because it has a timeless silhouette and is of great quality. Fast fashion items are inexpensive, but by not wearing them as much as staple pieces, due to either going out of style or poor quality, their cost per wear increases, making the value drop — so you’re not really saving money! I styled the white top four ways, transitioning it from a warm end-of-summer look to early fall. Each look is unique and appropriate for different occasions. Experimenting, layering and accessorizing are key!

So the “less is more” philosophy? Definitely a must-do.

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  1. I love these simple looks!!
    You really make simplicity look stunning
    S xx

  2. Love this philosophy! Though im not quite like you I genuinely don't have enough to wear haha! Lovee this post every outfit is more gorgeous than the last and your just gorgeous hunny!xo


    1. Thank you! Not feeling like you have clothes is the worst.. such a pet peeve! Haha xx

  3. I definitely agree with the whole less is more thing, I have so much stuff in my wardrobe I can't come to terms with throwing out and every time I open it I get overwhelmed by all the clothes inside it and end up just wearing pretty much the same thing all the time.. the struggle is reeeaal! hehe x

    1. Seriously! I just end up wearing the same thing all the time forever, and then switch it out for something else. Struggle is SO real! xx

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  5. Love love love. I am a big believer in the less is more philosophy and I try my hardest to buy quality over quantity. Great inspiration on how you wore the same top different ways. It is a beautiful top so I don't blame you for wanting to get the most wear out of it.

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  6. I love your minimaliste looks... they are the best! Totally dig your style girl!


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