My style changed dramatically this year. For a long time I was all about pattern mixing, colors, florals, huge accessories and unexpected accents - often all at once. I still love the more is more look, but this year I gravitated toward simpler, higher quality items. I sold and donated a lot of A-line dresses, patterned blouses, and old shoes and stocked up on the basics I found I actually reached for every day: cashmere, plain tees, denim, uncomplicated (comfortable) shoes. I also used to wear skirts & dresses almost every day, but this year I was more often in boyfriend fit jeans or wide leg pants. I was more interested in proportions than patterns, and I think that trend will continue into 2018.
Another trend I think will continue? The push toward owning less. My closet is so much smaller since we moved and I'm realizing more and more there's no need to pack it to the brim. I'm planning to host at least one or two more clothing swaps in 2018 rather than shopping as much - I hosted one at my place in Oakland last spring and it was a huge success. Also, no buying clothes in January. (And if I can make it one month, I can make it a few more, right??)
I didn't take as many outfit photos in 2017, so a couple favorite outfits never got documented - but here's my favorites that I had photos of! (Lol at the work bathroom selfies. My style photography efforts were hilariously subpar this year.)
Here are my 10 favorite outfits of 2017!
Cheers to a new year and style evolution!