Top: Privacy Please | Denim: FRAME | Shoes: Vince | Clutch: Barneys New York | Sunglasses: Gucci {dupe here} | Necklaces: Monica Vinader + Vintage Chanel | Cashmere Wrap: Nordstrom {sale!} | Pinky Ring: Anine Bing
When it comes to creating the perfect balance of closet staples and statement pieces in your closet, I live by one rule: neutral.  Don’t get me wrong, this does NOT mean your closet has to look like mine.  If you love color, you can most definitely incorporate those pieces into your closet, but when it comes to what to invest in – stick to the basics.  As you know, my closet is pretty minimal, but I don’t need a ton of options because almost everything I have can be worn together.  (I’m working on a blog post about all of this in more detail!)  However, when 85% of your closet is filled with neutral basics and closet staples, you have to invest in a few statement pieces that will instantly add a fun pop when you need it.  This clutch is exactly that!  
I was waiting on another clear bag to arrive (after being on preorder for 3 months!) when I saw this clutch, but had to pull the trigger anyways.  I’m obsessed with the pearl detail + it’s oversized so it actually holds a lot.  I knew I would grab it constantly over the next few months, from tanks + denim, to oversized sweaters + booties.  When you can style a statement pieces in any season – that’s when you know it’s a good investment.  (And this clutch looks SO designer, but the price point is pretty great!) The same can be sad for statement jewelry, hats, scarfs, etc!
All of that to say, make sure your closet flows.  When it does, it’s so easy to mix + match basics and investment pieces/statement pieces.  Again, it doesn’t always mean neutral – it’s whatever works for you.  My girlfriend McKenna is all about hot pink, baby bleu’s (see what I did there?), and bright colors, but she tends to keep her accessories and definitely her investment pieces neutral so they will work with anything she throws on.  In additional, your style changes and evolves as you get older and in different seasons in life, so making sure you have a good timeless, neutral base to build on + add to is everything!
Thanks so much for stopping by, XX.


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