WIW : Minimalist Tuesday

Hi Ladies,

Easing into Spring wear at the moment:)

I woke up this morning wanting to wear my Cos white shirt.  And as usual black seemed like the appropriate accompaniment :)   

I think I *might* be slowly moving to more streamlined, minimal looks?  Still a little drape but perhaps a tad more structure.


A.Joy Waterfall Jacket
Cos White Shirt
L.Linda coated jersey pants
Hush Puppies ankle boots

Kept accessories to a minimum, with silver rings and silver earrings, and my watch.

Thanks for looking.  Suggestions for improvement, etc much appreciated.

xxx Deborah

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  • lyn67 replied 8 years ago

    I see what you say, are the top layers both woven, Debs? The jacket  has the perfect balance between structure and drape andf I love the whites for easing into spring looks, you nailed it again! 

  • replied 8 years ago

    I love it.  

  • CocoLion replied 8 years ago

    You are so skilled at layering.  I love the way the shirt interacts with the jacket, creating architectural lines.  Outstanding.

  • replied 8 years ago

    I really love the interesting lines that are created with the jacket over the shirt...so fab!

  • Ankita replied 8 years ago

    Love this on you! The black & white with q pop of red is the perfect look in my books and one i can swear by :) 
    Love love love the open jacket in #3 ... its so stunning!

  • donnat replied 8 years ago

    You really are an expert layerer. I wish I could have you over to help me.
    Really lovely as usual.

  • replied 8 years ago

    Interesting white shirt. Any old white collared button up would have been boring here, but this is very you.  Really great.   Your style is very clean and pristine - how do you like wearing white shirts?  (in terms of the care needed and the one-wear issue) 

  • amiable replied 8 years ago

    Love love love this - and it is just a touch more minimal (your style was already minimal).  Happy Spring!  We're eagerly awaiting fall over here - last week was gloriously cool, but it's back near 90F this week.

  • Joy replied 8 years ago

    Your expertise in layering serves you well in creating minimalist looks that are interesting. I applaud your move toward drape with a bit more structure. YLF

  • lizh replied 8 years ago

    Looks awesome!  I love your hair style and your whole look.

  • Angie replied 8 years ago

    Killer Gorgeous. 

  • Sara L. replied 8 years ago

    Great look!  I like the contrast of the white and black together.  In the photo, it's a little hard to tell where the pants end and the boots start, which makes for an interesting, streamlined look.

  • Jenn replied 8 years ago

    This is really great! The collar seaming and vertical line on that shirt are just so beautifully, minimally perfect. The essence of great design.

  • Carole replied 8 years ago

    Whatever your moving into is working! LOVE!

  • Maneera replied 8 years ago

    Love this. Definitely minimalistic yet so impactful...your sense of style and advanced layering skills never fail to leave me in absolute awe of your WIWs, Deb.

  • Laurie replied 8 years ago

    Inspirational!  Great look today.

  • Word Lily replied 8 years ago

    Ooh, excellent! I love seeing the progression of your style. This is still trademark Deborah, but with a bit more structure, indeed.

  • Lyn D. replied 8 years ago

    Love the jacket :)

  • Sal replied 8 years ago

    I love this too, it is hard to give constructive feedback because you seem to nail it every time.  I love this white shirt with no collar.

    I wonder if your weight loss has led you to more minimalist looks rather than volume/draping.  I think there is a big cross over so you can be consistent in style with some days more draped, and others more crisp.

  • Curlycook replied 8 years ago

    You look lovely and chic! Your hair is so adorable.

  • Janet replied 8 years ago

    Deb, I absolutely adore this. The bits of white emerging from the dark topper are just perfect. This may be one of my favorite of your outfits ever and that's saying a lot!

  • Deborah replied 8 years ago

    Thank you!  
    Lyn67, yes, both the shirt and jacket are woven.  The majority of my jackets are knit, so this is a little different, but still has flow and drape.
    donnat, how much fun would it be to play in the closet together:)
    Lisa, a white shirt has been a HEWI of mine for years.  They are high maintenance and most of my clothing isnt:)  I couldn't have a wardrobe full of high maintenance items but one or two is ok.  The shirt does need to be washed after each wear and it needs to be pressed but it's a very easy shirt to care for.  I wash it on it's own in the machine, hang to dry, and the cotton presses quickly and easily.  Angie, thank you.  Who would have thought I would have begin a love affair with white?  Maybe you??
    Sally,  you are wise and dead on.  My weight loss has been a very positive step for me not only health wise (which was the ultimate motivation) but style wise.  I do feel more confident in myself, and more confident in the minimal and streamlined looks that I love.  I feel my figure can now carry of some of these looks better as there are less (or less visual lol) bumps and lumps to interrupt the clean lines.

    Thanks all, I really liked this outfit, and your positive words are affirming. 

  • Jaime replied 8 years ago

    I love how the jacket has both structure and drape. Beautiful outfit!

  • Elizabeth P replied 8 years ago

    Another total winner! Like Sally, I was wondering if your weight loss is inspiring you to wear slimmer silhouettes. You look fantastic.

  • Deborah replied 8 years ago

    Elizabeth & Shevia, thank you.

    Elizabeth, if I am honest with myself, some of my love of drape has to do with how it 'hides' or disguises my lumps and bumps, so I am feeling a little more free with my silhouette at the moment :)

  • anne replied 8 years ago

    Great outfit. I'm loving the structure!!

  • Greyscale replied 8 years ago

    Ooh. If you're moving in that direction, I think I'm running along beside you!

  • Dee replied 8 years ago

    Love this outfit!

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