STAYNEUTRAL

Having two jobs + this blog can be a little overwhelming at times.  That’s why it’s important for me to keep my style consistent and clean.
I do that by staying neutral in my wardrobe and in politics! (Just kidding, Donald Trump is a monster.)

Recently I decided to get rid of my “kid clothes” and start transitioning into a more “grown up” wardrobe.  What you put on your body is a direct representation of yourself so why would you want to come off as anything but your best?!

Here is how you are going to weed out the junk in your wardrobe, and start building a better closet:

I have gone through my fair share of questionable style choices.  From cheap graphic t-shirts to bleached tips in my hair to ill-fitting light wash mom jeans.  If that is your style, great!  But this post is for those of you who are looking for a more streamlined, sophisticated look.

1- GET RID OF YOUR OLD SH*T.

As you’ve seen in every great girl movie (Sex and the City), you first start out by making a keep or trash pile.  As I mentioned in my thrifting post, I love to sell my old clothes to places like Buffalo Exchange and Crossroads.  They don’t always take your clothes so be prepared and don’t be disheartened if this happens.  I am pretty used to the rejection by now and will just donate them so I don’t have to take them home (plus you’re doing a good thing so good for you, you saint!)

2- GET PICKY WHEN YOU GO SHOPPING.

I know that bright colors and patterns might jump out to you first, but I challenge you to look past that.  Really consider how often you are going to wear the piece, where you would wear it and if you see yourself still wearing it in three years.  If it’s only something trendy and fun then maybe reconsider the purchase and save your money.

A quote that I’ve always loved is- “Confidence is silent, insecurities are loud.” 

3- STICK WITH AN AESTHETIC.

Whether you realize it or not, you have an aesthetic.  Start looking at your favorite clothes and pick up on the color scheme.  My closet mostly consists of neutrals like brown, black, gray, beige, white and of course- denim.  Once you pick up on your aesthetic and what you want your closet to mostly consist of, the rest is easy.

My favorite stores are the ones where almost every top and bottom can easily be paired together.  It means that the designer knows what they’re doing and isn’t all over the place with their style.

4- INTRODUCE YOURSELF TO NEW BRANDS.

With the internet these days, there’s no reason why you should be limiting yourself to the mainstream stores in your local mall.  My favorite brands at the moment are:

Rag and Bone

Eleventy

Billy Reid

Cheap Monday

Theory

All Saints

Scotch and Soda

Zara

Paige 

The Kooples

Pocket Square Clothing

(just to name a few 😉 )

5- DON’T SETTLE UNTIL YOU FIGURE OUT WHAT WORKS FOR YOU.

This statement could be referring to a lot of things but for the purpose of this blog, let’s focus on style 😉 .  What works for me, may not work for you.  The beautiful thing about being young is that we are all a work in progress and shouldn’t compare our beginnings to other people’s ends.  I’d like my blog to come off as the friend who might have heard about a new trend and let’s you know first.  It doesn’t mean that you have to listen to that friend, you can just take what you want and leave what you don’t.  It’s that simple. 🙂

Love always,

Dean Daneluzzi

 

PHOTOS- IRON AND HONEY

Jacket- CANADA GOOSE

Turtleneck- ALL SAINTS

Denim- TOPMAN

Boots- ALL SAINTS

Sunglasses- Ray Ban

 

 

 

 

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