SHADES OF CHANGE

A year ago, the thought of wearing color, particularly in such a head-to-toe statement way, would have seemed so very unnatural for me. Comfortably nestled in a wardrobe of perpetual grey, white and black, I never felt a pull to color – not even navy or beige, the most muted of the lot. With 2017 in its final quarter, and me somewhere between wanting to emulate the colorful looks that had surged throughout last year, and not alienating the online community I’d started to form, I began to re-imagine what minimalism could mean outside of a color palette; I began questioning how minimalism could outlive the longevity of an Instagram aesthetic.

And while I’ve never been one to prescribe fashion fixes,

I think with 7 years of fashion retail experience, I’m inclined to recognize the importance of reflecting who we are at any given stage or phase of our lives, through our personal style.

The journey of manifesting change in something as seemingly insignificant as my wardrobe, even on a small-scale, has been rewarding; I’ve overcome  insecurities of being noticed by others for my personal style (because color gets you noticed, I’ve learned). I came to the realization that if I was true to my message of anti-excess, continuing my attempts to living intentionally and making informed purchases, I was still living off less, and doing more with it than most. SHADES OF CHANGE

THE NEW CLASSIC FEATURING H&M AW17

Effortlessly cool, the latest trend pieces to come from global retailers HM spring to life new classics like the pleated pants, athleisure crops with ribbed edging, and floral-embroidered denim jackets.
I chose to style this look below wearing all three of the above trends, not because I was short of basics like a white shirt or black pants, but because each piece, though detailed, encapsulate the kind of youthful cool-girl essence I THE NEW CLASSIC FEATURING H&M AW17

THE ICONIC WHITE SHIRT

The white shirt is so loved in the fashion world because of its many variations. Its versatility remains unrivaled and its ability to transform for any occasion has kept it a winner through decades. With summer in full swing, and temperatures soaring, less is definitely more. Keep things cool with a crisp white shirt – your perfect tool for an effortless, stylish summer wardrobe. Keep your white shirt updated with some inspiration below.

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Pair a sleeveless white shirt with a tank dress (see above) or try an ultra-longer length chiffon tank top – like this.

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Keep your white shirt chic with a pleated midi skirt and chunky tote bag. What really keeps this look modern is the natural hair and makeup.

Olivia Palermo gets dressed up for a business meeting in New York City

Take a cue from fashion favorite Olivia Palermo and pair your white shirt with tonal colors and a sleek pulled back hairdo.

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When streestyle casual meets glammed up office wear. Perfect merging of two different looks.New york Fashionweek day 5 NYFW ss2015

What are some of your favorite ways to wear a white shirt? Share with us in the comments below and you could be featured in our next style segment!

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