The Stripe

Top- Kate Spade | boyfriend jeans- Zara | watch c/o Daniel Wellington | sunnies- Celine | bag- Chloe | heels- DVF c/o Shopbop | necklace- Jules Smith | bracelet- Chloe
Stripes have always been a key component of my wardrobe, so when I spotted this striped top at Kate Spade a few weeks ago, I knew I had to add it to my collection. It's super soft and well-made, and because I'm on a quest to de-clutter my life and adopt more of a slow fashion approach to shopping, I figured it would be a good piece to invest in. In fact, one of my biggest goals as we move into fall is to not only rid myself of the excess that's bogging me down both mentally and physically, but to challenge myself to stick to quality over quantity, and general mindfulness, when shopping from here on out. Like most of us, I've done my fair share of damage in the fast fashion department, and that somehow has translated into countless items that I have no desire to wear whatsoever. The more I invest in quality pieces, however, the less I seem to want to buy (funny how that works), and my thought is that if I can pair down my wardrobe to a well-curated collection of basics, it'll probably be a whole lot easier to get dressed in the morning (because believe me, it ain't easy). Bad habits are certainly hard to break though (Zara is my biggest weakness), and all I or anyone else can do is their best — so here's to trying! xx

Photos by Ashley Antonio