Some people can’t go a morning without coffee. I can’t go a day without wearing black. As I stated in my last post, minimalism has become the center of my personal style. Every day (excluding the days I spend in sweats and yoga pants watching Netflix), I order a cup of simplicity with a side of grunge and edge to keep my outfits basic, yet innovative. With neutral tones, you can put together an effortless look in minutes and still look fabulous. Despite having grown up in the suburbs, I’m a city girl through and through, and the above ensemble is perfect for a casual downtown stroll on a cloudy day.
I practically live in these platform boots. The elevated heel and leather-lace-up combo add a tinge of grunge to virtually any look. On a typical day, I like to pair them with skinny jeans and an oversized sweater. If I’m sprucing up my look for a night out, I’ll wear them with tights and a cute mini skirt.
I made this purchase during what was going to be my post-holiday shopping spree. The mall has been rather disappointing lately. Maybe I’ve become a lot pickier in my style, but, as with everything else in my life, I refuse to settle. As I struggled to find a perfect new addition to my wardrobe, I discovered a diamond in the rough at Zara: a camel-colored, shearling fleece shortcoat! This piece is a little chicer than your average cardigan and can add some extra pop to the blacks, whites, and greys in your closet. It is also incredibly soft and very affordable, and it’s light enough to keep you warm in crisp winter weather.
Distressed/destroyed jeans are a key element of grunge style. I like that they can spice up a simple look in a tasteful way, while simultaneously reinforcing their badass nature. I personally love the pair above because the rips aren’t too excessive, which is something to consider when finding your perfect pair.