Maybe the title was a bit of a stretch since I’m not a huge color fan anyway…just roll with it.
I have the Saint Laurent Paris permanent collection set as my desktop picture. Staring at it day in and day out makes all this talk of having a capsule wardrobe full of workhorses seem feasible; immediately attainable, even. Great, mostly black basics and a few shiny things to bring a little more life to the party. Looking at what I have at the ready, this is totally doable. I never was a fan of the whole you wear 20% of your clothing 80% of the time thing and I think streamlining to something similar to what Hedi n’nem have laid out is the ideal way to get the most wear out of everything.
I think about this stuff WAY too much.
When wearing all black, I try to vary the shapes and textures as much as possible. My still-favorite-probably-because-I-was-looking-for-it-for-a-whole-year blazer is great for this because it has such an interesting cut. The tank, a Kain number I got at a yard sale from a blogger friend o’ mine, drapes beautifully and feels like the softest, lightest thing you can imagine. Jeans are a no-brainer, as are the boots. I’m happy to say these jawns were well worth the splurge and will continue to be for several more years. YEARS, DAMMIT. If there’s any life that I’m not about, it’s that buying hella expensive shoes and then not wearing them life. Practicality should always play a role in a large expense. Always.