(repost from September 2019)
I did a massive clean-out of my closet this summer. I wanted to streamline my wardrobe down to basics I wear all the time and special pieces that reflect my personal style. I re-evaluated everything I had from jeans and tee-shirts to handbags and shoes and only kept things that fit well and made me feel good. The newly sparse filled closet gave me the opportunity to rethink how my uniform could be improved and see what voids need to be filled.
Once I determined what I needed to add or replace, I turned to Mytheresa as my shopping source. They carry all the designers I love plus their edits give me loads of inspiration. I don’t have to browse a million pieces to find the ones I love. Orders come 2 days later beautifully wrapped in their signature bright yellow box. Very chic! The shopping process from beginning to end is as pleasant as can be and I’ve never been disappointed.
I focused on the goal of creating a fall uniform of elevated basics popped with of the moment pieces to add a modern note. The list was quickly narrowed down to jeans, sweaters, a blazer, handbag, and shoes.
At the core of my day to day outfits are jeans so I’m updating my inventory with a pair in both black and faded blue. Simple, straight and high-waisted are the details most important to me now.
The Danielle cut from Khaite is high on my list of favorites. The pared-back silhouette combined with a faded black wash feels the most forward to me right now. They sit very high on the waist and fall straight from the hip with an unbroken stovepipe leg. They’ll be in heavy rotation. I like them with a bit of a heel – boot or sandal – to further elongate the leg. Similar styles from the J.Brand x Elsa Hosk collaboration and Goldsign are also good.
For a tried and true classic jean, I like RE/DONE. Their denim has that desirable authentic 100% cotton look but with the addition of stretch making them incredibly comfortable. The wash on their signature “high-rise ankle crop” has a vintage, worn and loved vibe that’s at the core of my uniform year-round.
While editing my sweaters, a void in variety was immediately apparent. My tendency to buy the same thing over and over was clear with shelves stacked with similar silhouettes, mostly turtlenecks. Moving forward, I’m focusing on cardigans as a fresh knitwear option. I’ve always loved cardigans but they often come off as dowdy if the fit and cut aren’t right. A cropped and boxy shape, like the above from Vince is flattering and the shape I’m embracing this season. I’ll layer over tees, tanks and dresses or wear solo in place of a jacket.
I’m also welcoming ’80s power dressing by adding an oversized black blazer to my shopping list. I like a style that’s generous in proportions but not in a ridiculous way. Staying power is always at the core of any purchase so I’ll avoid the exaggerated silhouettes. The tailored cut in Acne Studios double-breasted jacket above is absolutely perfect. It drops beautifully from the shoulder and hangs with just enough volume and movement. The weight of the fabric is fantastic for California’s mild temps too.
I’m adding a few season-defining accessories and already picked up a few items on my fall wishlist from Mytheresa including this Bottega Veneta pouch.
As you know, I’m all over Bottega Veneta’s line up of bags and shoes this season. Creative Director Daniel Lee has injected new life into a collection that has always been chic but lacked an update. With the covetable pouch and must-have squared toed shoes, these are pieces to snap up now.
I’d be remiss in not mentioning the Valentino X Birkenstock slides I obsessed over. I was desperately on the hunt for them in black leather and snapped up a pair the minute Mytheresa had them in stock. They’ve been the perfect transitional fall shoe and are getting serious wear during my travels.
With a steady flow of covetable arrivals five days a week, Mytheresa is my go-to online shopping destination. Duty and taxes are already included in the price which can add up to a decent savings when shopping for a luxe item. It’s a nice perk and simply another reason I like to shop Mytheresa.
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