Style Bee - Look 8 - 10 x 10 - Spring

Spring ’16 10 X 10 – Look 8

04.27.16

Style Bee - Look 8 - 10 x 10 - Spring

I love a good monochrome look. It’s one of the easiest ways to look instantly put together and it really doesn’t take too much thought to make it work. You know how much I love my soft whites and neutrals so this look came together right away when I was planning outfits for this series. I especially love mixing materials and textures in a monochrome outfit to help keep things interesting and this one is full of them. We’ve got some flax linen on top, some spotted calf hair on the side, a creamy raw silk base, natural leather and a touch wood to finish things off. A few darker accents through a brass necklace, black watch and tortoise sunnies ground the look and keep it from being too precious. Not to mention that this is just about the comfiest ‘dressy’ outfit I’ve ever worn!

It’s funny how our personal style evolves isn’t it?  Even just a couple years ago I would have never dared to attempt a look like this but now I feel completely at ease in it. I think I’ve finally landed on my personal style this year and it feels so empowering to know what I like and feel good wearing. It’s even more empowering to not feel self-conscious about what others think of it, which is something I used to agonize over. I think this irreverence is partly thanks to my age (I’m turning 29 on Monday) and to getting to know myself better, which sounds narcissistic and self-indulgent but it’s true! Of course, I still have my insecurities and moments of self-doubt but less and less are they related to my style or appearance and I have this Closet Mission to thank for that!

So tell me, what’s something you feel great wearing now that you wouldn’t have even considered when you were younger? I love learning more about these things!

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Linn Tee c/o Elizabeth SuzannGeorgia Dress in Raw Silk c/o Elizabeth Suzann | Sunglasses Celine c/o Smart Buy Glasses | Watch c/o Cluse | Split Ring c/o Claus Clogs custom No.6 (very similar) | Envelope Clutch c/o Primecut | Necklace c/o BIKO (similar) | Stacked Rings c/o Everli



Photography by Jacklyn Barber.

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  1. Serein says:

    This outfit is so cute! I don’t know specifically, I just know that my sense of fashion got better and there are definitely looks I wouldn’t go back to, for sure!

    Xoxo
    Serein
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  2. Dee says:

    Hi Lee, love the monochrome look! I completely agree with you about the style evolution. I find my style both changes and crystallizes through the years. I used to wear things that I thought I HAD to wear to “dress my body type” but they turned out to be things I didn’t like or feel comfortable in. Now I know that rules regarding body type are all a sham! Now I wear what I feel comfortable and confident in, regardless of what the magazines and companies say about being “flattering” (which we all know is code for “slimmer and taller”). Anyway, been loving the 10×10 challenge, can’t wait to see what’s next! 🙂

    • Dee, I’m so glad you brought that up! I was trying to put the words together but couldn’t get there. I used to do the same thing and follow the same body-type ‘rules’ but they’re total hogwash and I never felt like myself when I dressed that way. Although, I didn’t totally know that yet. Thanks so much for sharing your insights, I really appreciate it! xoxo

  3. Lizzy says:

    I so agree with you about personal style, it’s amazing how much it evolves, and that is something I love about blogging – how you can document that change! I love this outfit so much!

    Shot From The Street

    • Thanks Lizzy, that’s so true! I shudder to think about the outfits on my blog in the beginning but it’s all a learning process! Love your style and perspective girl! xoxo

  4. Jodie says:

    Happy Early Birthday Lee!

    Hope you do something fun to celebrate with those that love you. Sending all the hugs.

    Side note, every time I see that split ring I just LOVE it.
    Does it wear well?
    Do you think it’s true to size?
    I’am about to start a 3 month no shopping in May, since those help me a lot, and I got laid off again, so no need to be shopping anyways. Plus, I have everything I need! I’am so blessed!
    Anywho, it might end up on my fall wish list.
    Thanks so much, gorgeous as always.

    • Thanks so much Jodie! Gonna be spending it with my fellas cooking in our soon to be finished kitchen and I can’t wait 🙂 I really love the Split ring too, it’s honestly my favourite ring yet! I would say it was a touch larger than expected but the great thing is that it’s slightly adjustable so I sometimes where it on my index finger or my thumb and I have the size 7. So sorry to hear about the lay off, that’s really tough, but you’ve got such a great outlook and positive attitude so everything will work out, I have zero doubts about that. All the best babe! xoxo