Thursday, February 3, 2011


Simplicity seems to be one of the buzz words floating around in fashion right now.  I just saw the word in giant letters on the window of GAP the other day.
What does it actually mean though?
Websters describes simplicity as : the state of being simple or uncomplicated, a directness of expression.
I don't think simplicity has to be boring at all. I came across this picture of Reese Witherspoon and thought she did a great job of being simplistic, yet stylish.
Today I have decided to emulate her look
Not much going on here at all, 
but with the right shoes and scarf 
the look is stylish and trendy.
I choose not to wear any accessories except for the scarf.
What is your opinion about all the hype of simplicity these days?

black t-GAP
black jeans-White House/Black Market
shoes-Lime Light via Rack Room


Rebecca said...

Sometimes it is nice to have an easy, chic outfit on. I think you did a great job of recreating Reese's look.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

This look is great! I think by not having other accessories...the scarf gets to be the star of the show! It looks wonderful!....very Reese-like!

Natasha said...

I love simplicity...but if I go simple I make sure I have at least one interesting piece. Which you've obviously done here with the scarf!!

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The Suburb Experiment said...

I like simple silhouettes but am drawn to insane patterns so I don't think anyone will be accusing me of being minimal anytime soon. : )

Ms. Witherspoon is a great example of classic chic. She always looks so put together. You did a good job of recreating the look. I like your scarf a lot!

The Closet Shopper said...

I love simple chic. Reese, Gwyneth, Jennifer Aniston. I love their styles and they are always casual, simple, but chic.

You did this look perfectly. I love your poses. You make me smile!


Stacey said...

I guess I've been under a rock...I didn't know there was a hype about simplicity in fashion. I will say that I love the simple look of the outfits you and Reese put together though. :)

Anonymous said...

Well, I'm a bit of a simpleton in my approach. I think it's because I don't want to have to fuss with my appearance in front of a class of students.

It looks great on you. I'd send your knock off to Reese!

Anonymous said...

Love Reese and you did a great job recreating her look. Love it... chic and simple! This is pretty much my day to day look in the winter. Those jeans look amazing on you!! xo

Deborah said...

Coco Channel said, '"before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off."

The rule I stick to is if I have on big earrings - no bracelet or necklace. If I have on a statement bracelet, simple simple earrings. If I have on an awesome necklace, no bracelet or earrings.

If you dress sharply they'll remember the outfit. Dress impeccably and they'll remember you.

Shybiker said...

I love Reese and you picked a nice look for inspiration. The simplicity of the outfit focuses attention on its center (the scarf), which adds visual power. Very nice!

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

Oh I like it, you did a great job. The scarf is great. I love simplicity that's my style, plus practical. I need to be able to run after my kids :)

TrophyBoutique said...

Simple is MINIMALIST, which is totally cool and chic. I have a feeling I am lacking in anything simple with my 30 for 30 choices. I just started feeling scared...

mariel said...

Reese is one of my favorites, too, and I totally agree that sometimes the simplest outfit is the chicest. You look great!

Morgan@Meet Virginia said...

I love this easy breezy look! Looks great!!

Sarah {Raving Fashionista} said...

That scarf is gorgeous and totally changes up the entire look! Those colors in the scarf look wonderful on you! :)

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

Oh I like it, you did a great job. The scarf is great. I love simplicity that's my style, plus practical. I need to be able to run after my kids :)