It’s still cold, still winter, and even though it hasn’t been a winter worthy of even a little complaining there still comes a point where you get tired of wearing all that winter gear. And by you I mean me, because I am totally at that point. So this is me, dreaming of spring clothes and thinking of ways to wear them in the winter cold (layer, layer, layer). It’s pretty much the end of February and in all honesty spring really is pretty much already starting to show her face, and if not she’s right around the corner. So here’s a good uniform, for that.
I had sorta planned on not writing any more posts about yoga, mostly since there is just only so much I can share at the level (non-teacher) that I am at. But hey look-y here, the topic creeped in again, cultivating a simple, stylish and content every day is heart and habit‘s focus and yoga fits somewhere in between their nice and cozy like — so creep in from time to time, it will.
Have you ever heard of the third item rule? It’s probably not a “rule”, but a trick that merchandisers and stylists often use to pull looks together and make sure they are showing the goods off properly. Something I’ve been told, read and learnt about in a few of different forums, it’s not new but so simple that it’s sometimes easy to forget.
So what’s the deal with item number three? Well if you tend to lean towards dressing basic (like me), then going from a regular two piece outfit made up of quality basics (maybe FRANC basics?). Then adding one more thing to finish can elevate an outfit and move it from one to two full thumbs up. The third item can, pull the entire outfit together, or just make it that much cooler. At least that is what the experts say, and something I sometimes subscribe too…sometimes simple is just better. But often adding that one extra item just makes it all make so much more awesome, for fun let’s have a look at some simple outfits that were made just that much better by adding that third cool friend to the mix.
[one: the third item; grey coat – image via Rue Collective]
Browsing Pinterest, and reading all these posts about trends, purging your closet, street style and capsule collections it’s all fun and inspiring (maybe sometimes a bit frustrating, but let’s not go there today). But in order to actually use all those awesome inspiring things as actual inspiration for your very own life you need to start with the basics. Like for instance, figuring out what your personal style is and having a really clear picture of what that is before you shop or browse the internet. Once you know your very own personal style, shopping is pretty easy, browsing is less frustrating and honestly you start to feel more content with what you have and don’t have.
So let’s chat a bit, do you know what your signature/personal style is? Here are a guidelines/steps to get you there, it’s a bit different from most might suggest (I’m more about looking at yourself, rather than others — but really it’s whatever works best for you) plus there is a downloadable worksheet to help you find YOUR style