How To: The 3 Step Outfit

Easy as 1, 2, 3...

Simplicity (or 'normcore') is still the easiest trend/way of life/wardrobe hack to master. If you are one of those people who loves wearing prints, patterns and bright colours (no shade), this post may just help you see some of the benefits of minimal dressing.

For people on the go, having a wardrobe of blacks, whites, greys and neutrals is a no-brainer. Putting together outfits with a similar colour palette just makes getting dressed in the morning that much easier.

However, minimal dressing doesn't have to be all t-shirts, knits and sneakers. I like to use a 3-step method when putting together outfits...

1. Choose your Palette. Here I've opted for a neutral/black combo. 

Other failsafe options include: 
- all neutrals
- black/white, black/white/grey
- all white, all black
- neutrals/white
- blue denim/black/white

2. Proportion Play. Here I've gone with volume up the top, slim down the bottom. 

Other failsafe options include: 
- volume down the bottom (eg flared pants, flowing skirts) + fitted at the top (ribbed top/t-shirt/fitted shirt/structured blazer)
- fitted all over (skinny jeans/t,shirt/leather jacket)
- volume all over (flared pants, flared sleeve oversized top (heels are a MUST here))

3. Elements of Interest. Note - lace-up detail on jeans.

Other details to add include:
- eyelets
- oversized sleeve cuffs
textured fabrics - ribbed, perforated, etc
leather accents
- buckles
- zippers
- you get the drift...

Let me know what your go-to outfit formula involves in the comments or on Instagram @rachele_edson

Top: Dear Charlie // Jeans: ASOS // Heels: Target (similar here) // Watch: Marc Bale // Sunglasses: Karen Walker


  1. Omg I'm in love with this outfit. That top is gorgeous! I love the formula you've come up with too, I'll have to start thinking about using it when I get dressed.

    1. Thanks Cassandra! So kind of you :) xx



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