TO KNOW YOUR STYLE.
I've come to know myself, my style, and what I actually wear. So, I know that I should usually invest in black basics. Scratch that..., black everything! Once I have one of everything in black, I can start to think about colors and prints. Black is my favorite color (Even though it's not really a color. In physics, black is rather a perfect absorber of light), and this is my favorite skirt. I've used it far beyond the #30wears mark, as it’s my most used skirt. The shape and length is perfect for my skittle body type, and the color and texture is so me.
The bikini top is also a favorite of mine, as I love that it feels a little sci-if with the scuba material and the mesh. It definitely gets heavily used in the summer when it's too hot to wear more clothes, but I still feel like keeping the look clean.
The fact that I still use this outfit as much now as I did years ago when it was new, is how I know that I made a good clothing investment. The best part is, that they both look as good as new. I love good quality clothing.
If you’re wondering how you can figure out what’s really your style and what’s not.
Imagine you’re going shopping in your closet. What items would you not buy now?
The second test is to imagine you have to leave for a very long time and can only bring (lets say) two large suitcases. Most people only use 1/3 of their wardrobes, so what third of your clothes would you actually pack as your essentials?
The first test shows what clothes you should stop buying, the second test show what clothes you should invest in.
Buy the essential clothes in great quality so they last, and just stop buying the non essentials. Or you can rather borrow, buy used, or rent them. Maybe even share them with someone? That way they still get the usage they should have for it to be sustainable for you to buy them.
Your essentials are pieces that gets uses at least 30 times, and usually a lot more. #rewearyourclothes
Know yourself, to know your style.
The dark and artsy photos of this outfit, was taken by the amazingly talented photographer Camilla Stovollen.
To see more of her work, go to www.camillastorvollen.no
Since these artsy photos are a bit dark, I added a photo of me in bright sunlight wearing the same outfit. These photos are shot some time apart. The first ones in the end of summer (not this summer obviously) and the last one in the beginning of this summer. So, that's why my skin and hair is a bit different.
HAPPY SUMMER, EVERYONE!
To all of you who have been waiting on the next color analyis post, about the PURE COOL. I see you, I have not forgotten about it, and I will finish the last details and post it as soon as I'm able. I've only done shorter posts lately, because I've had some neck and shoulder problems preventing me from sitting at the computer for long periods of time. So, for now I'm sticking to the ones I can do quickly, or from my phone for a little while longer. The Pure Cool post is almost done, but creating your own color system is also a large scale project that takes a lot of time and a lot of research to make sure it is inclusive to everyone, and has all of the facts right. So, please forgive the wait. I would rather take my time making it perfect for you, than rush it. In the meantime you can send me an e-mail if you have any PURE COOL, SOFT COOL and SOFT WARM related questions and I will do my best to answer, since you've had to wait the longest for the close-up on your color group.
Lots of love, and I hope you all have a wonderful summer.
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(Photo by, photographer Camilla Sophie Storvollen. www.camillastorvollen.no)
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