this sums up my style. eileen fisher. I love the motto on the website. "what if simplicity is all you need?"
love it!! I love a uniform - and my winter and "hiding" uniform tends to be black. I will look down during the day sometimes and go "huh...all black again" which is no big deal. I lived in San Francisco where people wore black all the time (except in warm weather and on weekends - so mostly to work) so I didn't think about it.
a friend helped me move and noticed that I had a bin of black tshirts. she wasn't surprised. some people might take that as a sign to bring more color into their wardrobe but I loved it. I thought "woo hoo! she recognizes my personal style!" I buy things that all go together... and this winter it's been a cute black skirt that has a white flower on it (worn a minimum of two times a week and always gets compliments), a plain black skirt, a gray skirt, a pair of black pants, one pair of dark jeans and a pair of khaki capris (on my shortness, the pants end just above the ankle.. my preferred pant length).
I then wear a white or black tshirt on top - with a cardigan, sweater or a shirt layered over the t-shirt.
black tights or bare legs and some black shoes (usually easy spirit or dansko) complete the outfit.
I carry the purse of the moment and have one tote bag. when I'm done with it, I buy one to replace it and then give the original away or toss it.
So my wardrobe is minimal. Some skirts, some pants, some shirts, some sweaters. All go together. I can toss things on and go. I can straighten my curly hair or let it be natural. Makeup takes two minutes , if that. (I feel naked without lipstick..so gotta have some of that.) Easy peasy.
If I had a sky's-the-limit budget, I'd purchase only eileen fisher clothes.
Now that spring is here...I look more toward springy colors - and wearing navy instead of black. But until I buy some spring clothes, you'll find me happy in neutrals!