This post is in partnership with Of A Kind.
I've spent the last week and a half purging and rearranging our apartment and closets. I’ve held on to pieces with hope to sell or give away to a friend or a follower, filled bags for donations to those in need. In the end, there was no time to post an online sale or text a friend, so everything got bagged and off it all went.
Here's how we put looks together that will hopefully inspire you to pare down while still showcasing your own creativity at the core.
Britni's look is classic with a bit of current flare. The ankle boots paired with her ivory mini skirt, shows off her killer legs. I chose green socks for practicality. With her eyes and her favorite earrings, it all just pops. With the classic oxford shirt tucked in, the look showcases her beautiful figure.
Of A Kind's Ivory Floral Jacquard top over the oxford shirt. For a little bit of attitude, we added Nicole's red boots and oversized hoop earrings, and a necklace used as a bracelet. When it's warmer, she could wear the same look with a basic top instead of the layers. And while it's cold, she can pair it with her favorite tights.
I have grabbed for my black jacquard skirt four times since this shoot. Not just because the piece is classic, but because it is extremely comfortable. The cut is flattering and texture is an easy solution for someone who wants to feel slightly fancy on a non-fancy day. Most recently, I threw it over a pair of leggings I had been wearing all day long, with ankle boots and a turtleneck for a quick run to dinner with friends. With earrings and lipstick, I looked and felt like a million bucks. But as we head toward warmer weather in the coming weeks, I'll be packing my oxford shirt to be tucked into shorts and paired with a classic pair of Stan Smiths.
This is what I wish for in the new year ,for all of you and your wardrobes: Less effort, more fun.
(Photography by Maia Harms, Hair by Rubi Jones, Makeup by Laramie, Styling and creative direction by LaTonya Staubs. This post is in partnership with Of a Kind, thank you for supporting them as they supported this entire all-women shoot and LaTonya Yvette)