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If I’m being honest, I’ve been in a bit of a style rut lately. I’ve always had a really hard time finding summery clothing that I don’t hate so I end up in cutoffs and white tees for three months. By the time September rolls around, I’m so excited, I’m wearing wool socks and beanies while it’s still in the 70s. Let me live.
This year, as I swapped out my summer tees for comfy sweaters, I noticed my Fall and Winter wardrobe left me feeling really uninspired. So much so, that I decided to majorly detox my closet and switch to a capsule wardrobe. I’ll dive into more detail on why I’m choosing this sartorial lifestyle and how you can make it happen, later this month.
A capsule wardrobe is all about practicality. It’s kind of like a mini wardrobe made up exclusively of pieces that you love to wear. I found myself constantly reaching for the same 3 or 4 outfits – either the exact same pieces together or mixing and matching to create new looks. That’s where this all started. If I’m reaching for the same kind of pieces, it probably makes sense to invest in a few others that compliment them or can be used to make additional looks.
One of the first pieces I sought out was a pair of light wash denim from Mavi. I’ve lived in super dark wash or black denim for the past two or three years and I was ready to take on this trend. And after spending more hours that I care to admit on Pinterest, I convinced myself that light wash wasn’t strictly a summer staple.
I chose a high rise fit that cut off above the ankle and had a little distressed detail because I’ll be dammed if my denim style ever changes. Long live that distressed high rise!And because they’re so light, they can stay in my closet year round. Capsule wardrobe win.
Originally, I tried styling this pair with a few light brown or cream sweaters but I felt super washed out. I eventually landed on a few black pieces that kept everything clean and classic. The focal piece in this look is the denim – everything else should compliment it, not compete with it.
Any denim that’s complimented, exclusively, by black pieces is a staple in my book.
What’s your verdict on light wash denim for Fall?