Back to Basics | Simple Classic Style

Back to Basics | Simple Classic Style

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There is something seductively special when the sun becomes generous and decides to show its sunny side on a wintry day. There is always a feeling of enthusiasm while waking up to the colours of sunlight, and the buoyed feeling inside me looking at a bright day is inexplicably special. The air feels fresher; my eyes feel like they are wider open and an unwavering stability to start the day nudges me on.

Although the sun has always had a therapeutic effect on me, along with the warmth and brightness outside; sometimes it is not just about the sun enhancing my mood ~ the clothes I own and wear too play a vital part in elevating my frame of mind. Yes, I share a very unique relationship with my clothes, and they play an important part in the way I feel.

 

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Off late I have been thinking about my style of dressing, the clothes I own, the meticulous way I have chosen them over others and my sense of attachment towards them ~ especially this bespoke ensemble. I have a special liking towards it ~ wearing it makes me feel graceful and more confident ~ the ivory tones, the weave, and the beautiful silhouette; they all play their magic on me.

Yes, I can be prejudiced when it comes to certain clothes in my wardrobe and I’m always aiming to build on these pieces. Pieces that I like on first appearance that can turn out to be wardrobe changers later down the line, when I realise just how good I feel in them ~ you know the pieces I’m referring to.

 

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Recently I happened to read Marie Kondo’s book ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying’ where she asks you if any of the items in your wardrobe brings you unreasonable joy. Well, her words struck a chord and really resonate with me; buying, keeping and looking after the pieces that spark joy as they bind together skeins of memories based on my sartorial choices is what it’s all about for me.

 

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What do you think of my look? Tell me in the comments below!

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30 Comments

  • As a far-from trend-led person (in general I tend to dress quite casually), designer fashion has never quite been my forte. Thank you so much for sharing this. It’s beautiful, classic and cool x

  • I pretty much want to covet your wardrobe. Seriously, your selection on IG is AMAZING. I likewise concur that nothing beats a custom-made ensemble ~ simple, classic, and perfect. 🙂

    • Thanks for your constant support, Natalie. It’s so nice to know you’re reading and enjoying the content I create, and believe in it. xx

  • You would be able to wear this gorgeous set often as a more neutral piece, and it could transition to a fall colour palette easily. You made it look fabulous for the spring/summer season in the manner in which you styled it, Tanya!

  • There’s something about resort wear — maybe in light of the fact that you only wear it on holiday, but it feels so much more special than your everyday clothes. Luxurious, even.

    • I feel you about travel. I sometimes think I spend too much of my money on resort wear, but then I remember how much joy it brings me. 🙂

  • I think you look amazing in this outfit! I do own a few sheer kimonos and love them. What’s more, I figure the wrap could be cute as a lightweight outer layer on even structured trousers.

    • It’s really is a beautiful item of clothing… perfect for the summer. It’s so airy; it seems to be made of the morning mist. 🙂

    • Thank you so much, Carlie! It’s so important to me to inspire others, and it makes my day whenever one of you tells me that I have!

  • Looks darling on you as always, and I think this could be a great piece for business casual with a twist. I mean that I could see this being a fun addition for those looking to add fashion to boring business casual. I appreciate you keeping us up to speed, Tanya!

  • A standout amongst other collaborated efforts I’ve seen yet (as in, I truly feel like your blog aesthetic fits in so well with this look). Love this so much, Tanya!

  • I absolutely love this post! Any approach to bring a quiet perspective — regardless of whether through interiors, clothes or hobbies — becomes crucial.

  • I find your post quite intriguing. We end up with so much stuff that in all honesty I find it very stressful to look at. 🙁

  • Your outfit is ivory-in-winter perfection. You know I’m an immense devotee of your style and outfits in general, and this one is no exception.

  • Your ensemble is exquisite, Tanya. Head to toe ivory is perfect for any season. So chic! Thanks for another great post! xx

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