I love oxfords. There, I said it! Since last year I have been very partial to oxford button ups. I think its an easy way to look put together and its super easy! Going to the office? Throw on a crisp, white oxford (I prefer mine buttoned up all the way, a la Alexa Chung- my fashion idol), skinnies, lipstick, and boots and you’re instantly office appropriate, without sacrificing style. Date night? Easy. Switch out your shoes for a favorite pair of heels, maybe slip into a highwaist skirt and front tuck that oxford- done.
i snagged those ankle boots for a steal at a dillards sale. 20 bucks for a pair of leather sam edelman boots!
As I’ve been getting into my later twenties, I am working on really creating a wardrobe for myself- and I’m learning more than ever that style is truly something one creates personally for themselves- its not about buying whatever happens to be trendy at the moment. Its about wearing what makes you feel like YOU, and what makes you feel best. I want to create classic looks for myself that I can carry into my 30s, 40s, and beyond (yikes!). I’ve made sure to have staples like oxfords, high quality pairs of pants (Banana Republic Sloan you guys…seriously), blazers, white tees- things that I can swap out with other clothing items that can create a completely new outfit. The simpler the better- I think that’s how I’ve come to approach my personal style. I may not have 50 pairs of shoes, but I have a dozen pairs of shoes that were initially expensive to purchase, but they are high quality and I know they will last me years and years- I always make sure to take good care of my shoes and take them to the cobbler when they need to be spruced up a bit! Anyway…I’ll stop rambling now! What’s you personal style? What are some things you have changed over the years as you’ve grown? I’d love to hear all about it!
p.s. I chopped off 3.5 inches of hair this week….so there’s that!