Effortless Style

{J.Crew Factory shirt, Banana Republic sweater, Old Navy Rockstar jeans, Gap jacket + snood (similar), H&M flats (similar), Juicy Couture necklace, INPINK bracelets + ring c/o, Asos spike bracelet, 3.1 Phillip Lim pashli satchel}

“The most stylish people I know have spent lifetimes searching for what complements their body shape, their professional and personal lifestyle, local climate and how much they can reasonably budget for this pursuit.  Let me stress that this is not about how much money they have, but how attuned they are to their reality. It’s an almost zen-like sense of self-awareness. It stands to reason that if you only fill your closet with what works then just grabbing things from that closet will be a million times easier…hence the perception of effortless.”- The Myth of Effortless Chic, The Sartorialist‘s Closer

A couple weeks ago Juley shared this quote from Scott Schuman’s latest book, The Sartorialist: Closer. His words really struck a chord with me and got me thinking about my closet and style. Over the years I’ve experienced with different trends, cuts, and styles, and I can say I have never been more self aware of what I buy and what I wear then I am today. Through trial and error and throughout the years I’ve studied my style, my closet, and what looks best on me for my lifestyle (reason number 1 why I’ve created Shop My Closet). My closet may be the smallest it’s ever been, but I can truly say, I wear and love almost all of the pieces in it. And I’m happy to say, this Banana Republic sweater has been with me for almost five years and the cable knit snood and military jacket are going on three! Some items you love and stick with you and some don’t. Take note and fill your closet with those that make it easy to get dressed everyday, that have a special meaning, that speak to you, or that you’ll wear forever. Putting on something you love makes getting dressed easy. To me this is effortless style.

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