Megan Fancies

1. Indigo Long Sleeve Shirt from Madewell  2. Army Green Knit Infinity Scarf  from Topshop  3. Classic Spaghetti Sauce from Sugo Sauce  4. Leopard Skinnies from Target  5. Canvas Tote from Makr  6. Black Ankle Chelsea Boot from ASOS  7. Small Gold wrist watch from Marc Jacobs  8. What Katie Ate Cook Book from Amazon

I have been seeing the most amazing combinations on the streets of Paris when it comes to clothing. Not only that while I have been here I have begun to understand the necessity for essentials and that you really can live on very little when you get down to it. I never thought that was possible, but having pieces you really love is so key. I have a jacket I have worn almost every day that I picked up at Gap right before leaving and it has dressed things up and down. I cannot believe how versatile it has been. It makes me wonder what pieces now I don’t need or will get rid of when I return.

Have you ever tried to live on less clothing? Thoughts? Was it good or bad to you? Did you stick with it? Very curious as I am really considering slimming my closet.

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3 Responses

  1. Over a few weeks this summer, I gave my wardrobe a serious slimming, and it’s honestly made getting ready for the day so much easier. I got rid of things that could only be worn with one other piece, so that nearly everything I have in my closet can be combined with anything else. The simplicity of it was a really good step for me, and I haven’t missed any of the pieces that I got rid of. Have a lovely time in Paris!

  2. I’ve had a similar mindset lately! Traveling always reminds me that I tend to wear the same pieces I love over and over, and a larger portion of my closet goes unworn (the likes, not loves). I’m seriously tempted to do a BIG clean sweep when I return from my current trip!
    I love the Parisian look – simple, but stylishly effective. My goal is to create that kind of closet/wardrobe.

  3. As a student that cannot afford new clothes all the time, I have discovered that the few basic pieces that have been in my closet for 5+ years are all I need to build an outfit around. I try make them look new with inexpensive accessories, lipstick and by adding surprising colours.

    I think it is good to live on less clothing because it simplifies your choices and forces you to be more creative with what you have.

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