One coat that goes with anything, part 2

I showed you this coat a couple of weeks ago accessorized with warm colours. But it looks just as good with cold colours, don’t you think?

Yes, you’ve seen everything I’m wearing here, many times. I have quite a small wardrobe, and I like it that way.

To be honest, deep down I’m a bit of a minimalist. Just a bit. Too much stuff makes me feel claustrophobic. And  I hate clutter.

But I don’t live in a neatly organised, minimalist house… No, I admit there are piles of (mostly work-related) stuff and old magazines lying around. And my wardrobes (as in one in Finland and the other in the UK) are a chaotic mess and stuffed to the brim. But there are no dishes accumulating in the sink, and my dressing table is always more or less tidy. I call these my ‘safe areas’. As opposed to ‘messy areas’ (= behind closed doors…).

Anyway, I try not to accumulate too much (clothes, or anything else for that matter), and actually wear (and use) everything I have. And I’ve noticed that a small, well curated wardrobe works for me. Besides, I’m all about quality over quantity…

And I tend to get very attached to my favourite clothes. They represent some sort of continuity and permanence in this unpredictable world. And I like it that (almost) everything I have can be mixed and matched. Not to create new outfits. I don’t need a different outfit every day; I’m quite happy to repeat an outfit, over and over again. No, having a wardrobe that can be mixed and matched endlessly is just practical: I hate doing the laundry…

Outfit details:

coat:Jaeger / top: Custo Barcelona / trousers: Marks and Spencer / 

sunglasses: Marc Jacobs / bag: Chanel / shoes: Clarks

What about you, are you a minimalist? 

Tiina

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6 Comments

  1. Patti
    March 19, 2017 / 9:36 pm

    I really like and share your philosophy, Tiina. I have a small wardrobe too. This coat is a great example of a piece you can wear again and again, and enjoy it every time. xo-Pattihttp://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Tiina L
      March 23, 2017 / 2:42 pm

      I prefer to buy less but of better quality. It's better for the environment, and for the wallet in the long run, too.

  2. Nancy's Fashion Style
    March 20, 2017 / 8:14 am

    I m afraid I have a big wardrobe and don t wear the same outfit two days after another. Except for my ,,going to the gym outfit,, . I wear that four times a week!

    • Tiina L
      March 23, 2017 / 2:43 pm

      I wish I could fit my entire wardrobe into one suitcase, that would make life so much simpler… Oh well, something to aspire to.

  3. Nicole Mölders
    March 24, 2017 / 3:22 am

    Thanks for linking up to the Top of the World Style party. It looks like it's still cold. Great look with the coat!

    • Tiina L
      March 28, 2017 / 9:03 am

      Thanks! Well, it's getting warmer, slowly…

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