MCLV Style | Minimal Fashion

When I first got interested in fashion during my early twenties – I tried everything! I loved fashion magazines and was glued to fashion week commentary each season. I wanted to give every trend a try, and loved to constantly buy new pieces from high street brands like Zara, Mango, and H&M.

Part of the fascination was due to the fact that I had my first job and could afford to shop and try new things. And the other part was that I didn’t have a defined personal style. I was still playing dress up all the time and figuring out what worked for me.

Wrap dresses – Yes. Crop tops – No. V-Neck necklines – Yes. Boyfriend jeans – No.

I was essentially creating my sartorial personality by trying different styles out, keeping what worked, and discarding what didn’t suit me.

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Houndstooth Dress – Alice + Olivia {similar styles here, here & here}

Talia Double Breasted Coat – BCBGMAXAZRIA

Patent Leather Pumps – Giuseppe Zanotti

Black & White Laurel Satchel – Kate Spade New York

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{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

Minimal Style Classic Timeless Retro San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style

These days, my personal style is fairly established. It may seem boring that I rarely try new trends or go shopping just for fun now, but it sure makes getting ready easier. If I went into my closet today everything would fit me, suit my body type, and virtually all of it would go with other pieces. Those are the benefits of knowing your style and keeping things minimal.

What is my style?

I like to use the phrase “classic with a twist,” but who knows what that means to you. I like classic silhouettes, and timeless, sometimes retro styles. Overall, my wardrobe is fairly minimal from a color perspective. It’s predominantly black and white, including plenty of black and white prints, with the occasional primary color or jewel tone. I tend to rely on accessories, especially handbags, as my “pop of color,” so I’d say that 70% of my wardrobe is black and white. And 95% of my workout clothes are black. 🙂

What’s YOUR fashion personality?

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