I've talked before about my reluctant goal-setting which I think can just as easily be applied to specific facets of life. In this case, I've created a little list of wardrobe goals that I'd like to keep in mind when shopping for new pieces.
Wear more color.
This is the elusive white whale of goals. As hard as I try, I just never seem to be able to buy anything that isn't black, white, gray, navy or blush/nude. The farthest I've gone is a pair of burgundy block heels and a navy-and-white maxi dress in the tamest of Lilly Pulitzer prints. I'd like to step out of my comfort zone and buy a colorful boho dress from Anthropologie but I'm always drawn to prints using the same neutral colors. I think my segue into more colorful pieces may have to be through accessories like the red suede pumps from Miu Miu or mirrored sunglasses from Illesteva.
Incorporate more bohemian elements.
I've been experiencing a major resurgence from the past of attraction to bohemian clothing lately. After drilling down on the style I like, I've decided that it's minimalist bohemian but more on that later this week! I want to start incorporating a few bohemian, gypset-inspired pieces into my wardrobe. I like the idea of white off-the-shoulder tops and caftans paired with leather Chloe sandals. For this goal, my strategy is to look into the vintage shops and also find a few gems online.
Invest in high-quality staples.
This is sort of an ongoing life goal. The staple pieces that serve as the foundation of the wardrobe are the place to start when determining where to splurge. I'm thinking high-quality denim with good recovery, a pair of classic pumps, a solid pair of ballet flats, and a perfectly fitted and versatile black dress.
Buy classic tops with quirky or exaggerated elements.
There is nothing I love more than a classic silhouette with exaggerated elements: a white button-down shirt with a tie front, a black turtleneck sweater with enormous bell sleeves, or a slim-fit blazer in an unexpected fabric. I just bought a beautiful, structured white off-the-shoulder top with side slits that is making my heart hurt. Also coveted is anything from Ellery as well as this racerback sweater from Rosie Assoulin.
Finally find and acquire the perfect little black dress.
Maybe the LBD is the real white whale. Or black whale? Over the years, I've always kept my eye out for the right black dress. I want something simple, classic, and long-sleeved that can be dressed up or down. I am loving this ruffled Goen J dress, but think that ultimately I will need something more like the classic REDValentino A-Line dress.