For the past 2 years I have been focusing on re-organising my style and creating a quality wardrobe full of pieces that I enjoy wearing and will wear often. In 2015/2016 I gained some pieces that will remain staples in my wardrobe (Leather Jacket, Gucci slides, Silk Dresses).
These staples can be worn over and over again, reworked with other items and still look good.
My wardrobe essentials include:
* Leather jacket
*Skinny Black Jeans
*Black, White and Grey Tee
*Black and White Shirt
*Casual Dress/Formal Dress
*Flat shoes such as slides/sneakers
*Accessories such as belts and hats
Building a staple wardrobe for yourself all depends on your personal style. I prefer blacks, whites and grey as a basis for my wardrobe, although I do like to add a touch of seasonal colours such as blush and fatigue.
As you can see from the top image, my wardrobe is getting a bit full. So in the coming weeks I shall be getting all “Konmari” on it!
I have some pretty big things planned for 2017, so I am excited for it to arrive!
In terms of education, I have finally stared a path to chase a dream that I had for 2 years – to complete a stylist course. I signed up to begin an Australian Style Institute course in Feb. This is a pretty big step for me as I can sometimes lack confidence in myself and what I can create, but this blog has given me confidence to pursue that dream.
Ironic Minimalist will feature some changes as the year progresses. I have an amazing lady taking stunning photos of me and I hope to strengthen that bond in 2017 (Reannon Smith, keep an eye on this lady!)
2016 has been great – it gave me new opportunities and the confidence to push myself!
I am also thankful to each and every one of my readers, friends and the people who have helped me along the path of 2016 <3
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H&M Dress | Landes Store Tee | Nakedvice Belt + Silk Scarf | Jeffrey Campbell Shoes
Photos | Reannon Smith
A shirt and shorts outfit is still a favourite combination of mine. Casual, but cool.
MRP Men’s Shirt | Landes Warehouse Shorts | Nakedvice Bag + Silk Scarf | Jeffrey Campbell Mules | Ray Ban Sunglasses
Photos | Reannon Smith
In my ideal world, these 3 outfits would be the only ones I needed for the rest of 2016.
THE EVERYDAY EDIT
SHIRT | JEANS | SHOES | BELT | CLUTCH
THE BEACH EDIT
SWIM | HAT | SUNGLASSES | SHOES
THE NYE EDIT
DRESS | EARRINGS | BAG | SHOES
This dress is a perfect LBD for me, (and it was actually an H&M sale item!). Its long sleeves and deep v work together to create a sexy, yet low key vibe. Safe to say it’s now a wardrobe staple! As usual, I’ve paired it with my leather jacket, a choker necklace (actually a ribbon) and Ray-Bans to toughen it up. Black suede mules and my Nakedvice Olivia bag add a touch of difference to the outfit. And a lace bralette peeks out to add texture.
I’ve also noticed that I rarely wear my jacket as an actual jacket, I just sling it over my shoulders! #Fashun
Have you ever had a sale bargain that turned into a wardrobe staple?
H&M Dress | Topshop Leather Jacket | Nakedvice Olivia Bag | Charles & Keith Mules | MRP Hoop Earrings | Kat the Label Bralette
Photos by Reannon Smith
Usually, I shoot in front of a plain white wall, but this time Reannon and I explored Fitzroy/Collingwood to find different backgrounds to use.
It was fun to explore the different effects that the use of a contrasting background created (how cool is that purple wall!)
I chose a simple outfit of a slip dress and tee that I have been dying to wear for a while now, but the Melbourne weather has been way to temperamental and I absolutely hate that cold breeze that can pick up in the shade! I have also been loving my Gucci Princetown Slippers, they are the perfect shoe to class up a simple jeans and tee outfit. They also transport me back to my Malaysian holiday and how nervous I was to enter the Gucci store at Suria KLCC Shopping Mall in KL!
Cotton On Tee | Isabelle Quinn Silk Dress | Nakedvice Bag | Gucci Shoes
I was lucky enough to be contacted by the lovely Reannon, who is an amazing photographer, and she wanted to photograph me!
Below are the results of her talent, be sure to follow her on insta to see more of this brilliant lady
I also love how this dress has swishy, witchy vibe to it. Reminds me of Halloween!
Topshop Jacket | H&M Dress | Tony Bianco Boots | Nakedvice Belt and Bag | Ray Ban Sunglasses
Yes, it’s true, I’M WEARING COLOUR!
I discovered these ABBA-esque pants on Asos and feel deeply in lust.
I have slowly been adding touches of colour to my wardrobe over the past few months, it started with an army green bomber jacket and has now moved on to a light pink shirt dress and these blush pants.
As always, I will still pair them with my minimal toned pieces to keep true to my monochrome stylings.
Wearing: Topshop Jacket | Cotton On Men’s Tee | Asos Frill Hem Pants | Nakedvice Bag | Tony Bianco Shoes | Ebay Leather String as Necklace
Just a few of my current favourites helping me to survive the Melbourne winter chill!
Topshop Leather Jacket | H&M Roll Neck Top | Dennie Yeap Linen Pants | Tony Bianco Oskar Boots | Ray Ban Sunglasses |
In an attempt to utilise my summer wardrobe more and spend less, I decided to experiment with layering long sleeve tops under dresses. The result? this cute little outfit which I love!
Topshop Leather Jacket | H&M Textured L/S Top | Third Form Back Down Dress | Tony Bianco Sugar Boots | H&M Earrings | Vintage Casio Watch | Ray Ban Sunglasses