It all started this time last year when all I wanted to wear were oversize, draped cardigans with skinny jeans and ankle boots. I began purging the hell out of my closets reducing them down to only one. I craved less structure and more comfort and creativity. Then, after over a decade of being a blonde, I started thinking about dying my hair closer to my natural color to save on both time and money. Spending 4 hours in a chair at a salon is not my idea of how to have a day off. Not to mention the cost of base color and whole head highlights. I needed to simplify.
It's become a resounding theme in my life.
In November I finally took the plunge. My hairdresser has been doing my hair for almost 13 years now. She is very stylish and has a great eye. I trust her implicitly. When she said that there is no way she was dying my hair all the same shade of brown because it would look to heavy and overwhelming I agreed. Not only did she change the color but she changed where I part my hair and even how it is layered.
It was drastic and a full departure from my typical style but it was so, so right. It propelled me into the direction I was slowly headed anyway. Albeit taking baby steps. I've been streamlining my wardrobe even more now since I've adopted a uniform of sorts and I'm very specific about what can come back into my closet. This whole evolution just might get me down to that 10 item wardrobe I long for!
I feel confident and more comfortable in my own skin and getting dressed has become effortless. I have long said that as I grew older I wanted to nail down a more uniform look - remember Meryl Streep in It's Complicated? I swooned over her wardrobe in that movie. Bohemian blended with a little bit of the classics. Wardrobe perfection.
Do find that your style evolves over the years or do you stick with the same tried and true looks?