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Monochrome Basics

September 23, 2016

Monochrome Street Style
Jacket: Shein / Top: Brandy Melville / Pants: Topshop / Loafers: Second-hand

Investing in simple black and white pieces will do wonders for your wardrobe. For one, it makes it easy and quick to put an outfit on in the morning because everything pairs well together. My shopping habits now have myself asking a few questions: Can I pair this with other things in my wardrobe? How is the quality? Does this fit me? Will I still wear this in a couple of months? A year?
I used to buy clothing because I liked it and when I got home I realized that it went with nothing in my closet. If you are trying to downsize or adapt a minimalist lifestyle you must think of a couple of outfits you can style it with before committing. Since I've embraced this habit my closet is becoming a curated collection of pieces I love and see myself wearing for many years to come. And most of those pieces are black and white.

Minimalist Fall Outfit

Black and White Outfit

Minimalist Blogger Style

Minimal Monochrome Style
This outfit is so simple but all the details makes it a put-together outfit. I've had this jacket for a couple of years now and it's perfect for any occasion. I wear it to work, running errands, or when I'm going out with friends. It literally goes with anything and everything.

Minimalist Street Style

Grid Print Jacket

Minimalist Fashion
Underneath I have my favorite black Topshop Joni jeans and a super soft Brandy Melville t-shirt. These items were a little pricier than some may hope to spend, but I got them on sale and love them to bits! On my feet I'm wearing these black loafers my grandmother gave me. I plan to invest in a new pair soon, as I'm constantly wearing these to work or when I need to step out quick. They are so easy to wear.

What do you think of this outfit? Do you like to invest in basics? What are your wardrobe staples that you gravitate the most towards when you get dressed in the morning?



  1. I definitely make it a priority to only obtain pieces that are versatile (in addition to being monochromatic, haha). Im loving the grid cardigan, Sheila!


  2. Im starting out a fresh with my wardrobe, making a conscious effort to only buy versatile pieces, this look is gorgeous, perfect example of doing it right!

    Dana x | bloglovin'

  3. I've just recently started to buy more black and white pieces and it has made my wardrobe so much more cohesive! Love this outfit!

    xx Chelsea

  4. your jacket is so perfect. i love everything about it. also, i usually don't like string like chokers but yours is so pretty.

  5. Oh wow this is such a cute and chic look, Sheila! I love your jacket and choker <3

  6. The jacket adds a nice touch and balance to your outfit. Great post! :)

  7. This look is awesome. Love the jacket, really completes the outfit!

    x Annabelle

  8. I love this outfit! I need a light jacket like that in my closet. I love Topshop jeans too, I have the Topshop Motto jeans but might have to try out the Joni jeans :)


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  10. The whole outfit is on point. But like everyone else, i LOVE your jacket!

  11. Love this outfit so much and yes, it does really help to buy pieces that are neutral and can be combined with everything in your wardrobe if you are looking to downsize and get the most out of your clothing. A wardrobe with 90% neutrals and 10% stand out pieces seems like a good balance to me!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  12. I love this minimalist style! so fab!! and I'm trying to transition into a minimalist lifestyle so recently I've been investing in basics like plain tees (especially from American Apparel heeh). they're pricier but definitely last :)

    May wanders

  13. I love this simple and chic look! Basics like these are definitely worth investing in. I feel like I never have enough simple plain tees. XO

  14. Absolutely love the grid design... so unique and I'm a sucker for basics!

  15. I would wear this outfit head to toe myself<3 love it!

  16. Catching up on your posts right now
    Ugh I LOVE grid print so I adore your jacket!!

    Kara //


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