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M I N I M A L I S M (especially among millennials) is such a hot topic. Look on Pinterest and you will be bombarded with capsule wardrobes containing 8 pieces of clothing somehow make 12,543 different outfits (yeah, right).
Although I can appreciate the simplicity of minimalism, I also love diversity and variation…but I value efficiency over all.
Which, is why two staples in my wardrobe have revolutionized the way I dress, no matter the season:
H A L F T E E and J E G G I N G S.
If you’re like me and grew up in the culture of modesty, you know that those two items are almost taboo. However, when layered and worn correctly (i.e. JEGGINGS ARE NOT JEANS, so spare the world by wearing a top that covers your backside!), they broaden your fashion horizons without compromising standards- or style.
These two pieces allow me to transition from season to season. They give functionality to my closet, regardless of how the weather changes. Let me give you a glimpse into how it works.
S P R I N G: To accommodate for modesty without hindering bouncy spring style, pairing a Halftee with a sleeveless dress adds coverage without weighing the outfit down.
S U M M E R: Modesty always seems hardest (or hottest?) in the summer months, but layering a Halftee with a v-neck t-shirt is an easy and quick way to stay cool without a plunging neckline. Easy breezy!
A U T U M N: As the weather begins to turn cooler, it’s a smooth transition by wearing a pair of jeggings with shorter skirts. Roll or cuff the jeggings to a capri length and put on a pair of ankle boots!
W I N T E R: Cue the season where all the layers are acceptable! Wear jeggings tucked inside riding boots, along with a knee-length dress, layered with a Halftee and cozy cardigan.
My absolute favorite pair of jeggings was purchased at a local boutique (by far, best article of clothing I ever paid full price for!), but you can find the exact same pair on Amazon. They’re soft, stretchy, and look like jeans- but you can pull off the layered look without the bulk!
Although Halftee offers many styles and colors, my staple is their 3/4 sleeve. For a higher neckline, I wear them backwards and have never had a problem with gaping. For years I was on the fence to whether or not I was willing to spend $21 on a half shirt (let’s face it, I don’t even pay $21 for a full shirt!), but I’m totally sold now! I wear mine at least every other day- it would be every day, but eventually I do need to wash them.
In a world promoting minimalism, don’t just shrink your closet- think smart. Invest in those key pieces that will expand your wardrobe, even if you choose to have only a few items!
Note: I am not being paid by Halftee to share this review. I purchased my Halftee on my own, and simply fell in love- and wanted to share it with you, too!