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Back to Basics: Minimalist Wardrobe

March 17, 2017
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A combination of growing tired of opening my closet and finding nothing to wear, wearing a variation of the same thing most days, and reading this article finally convinced me to do a closet clean-up for the third time; the only thing that was different this time is that I got rid of almost everything I owned.

Having an empty closet feels really scary, but I’m determined to make the best out of it and take this as an opportunity to rebuild my wardrobe by taking a more minimal and functional approach. I wish I could say I have unlimited funds to do so but unfortunately I don’t. Hopefully though, this will mean that I will consider every addition to my new closet more carefully and I will end up with something far superior than what I had.

If you’re also in the mood of some spring cleaning or simply have been toying with the idea of starting from scratch and building a more minimalist wardrobe, here’s a list of essentials I put together:

  1. Navy suit
  2. Selvedge denim jeans
  3. Black jeans
  4. Khaki chinos
  5. Wool trousers
  6. Basic sweaters in black, grey, navy, camel
  7. Black bomber jacket
  8. Denim jacket
  9. Basic Tees in navy, white, grey and black
  10. White dress shirt
  11. Oxford shirts in white and blue
  12. White sneakers
  13. Brown brogues / desert boots
  14. Black chelsea boots

Until next time,

-SGS


Después de leer este artículo y aparte estar harto de abrir el clóset y no ver nada qué ponerme (últimamente me visto con una variación del mismo look todos los días) decidí hacer una limpia de ropa después de la cual básicamente me quedé sin nada.

Sacar tanta ropa y quedarme con una mínima parte de mi clóset original se sintió bastante estresante, pero quiero tomarlo como una oportunidad para construir un guardarropa (casi) desde cero y fijarme un poco más en lo que voy incluyendo. No sé ustedes pero yo a veces siento que muchas veces compramos sólo por comprar y ni siquiera nos fijamos si lo nuevo funciona con lo que ya tenemos. Mi nuevo approach está enfocado en lo minimalista y funcional, y aunque no tengo un presupuesto ilimitado espero que esto me obligue a hacer compras más inteligentes.

Si alguien también quiere tomar el reto de hacer una limpia a consciencia y empezar (casi) desde cero, le comparto la lista que tengo de cosas que considero como essentials:

  1. Traje azul marino
  2. Jeans oscuros
  3. Jeans negros
  4. Chinos color khaki
  5. Pantalón de vestir gris
  6. Suéters básicos en negro, gris, azul marino y café
  7. Bomber jacket negra
  8. Chamarra de mezclilla
  9. Playeras básicas en negro, blanco, gris y azul marino
  10. Camisa de vestir blanca
  11. Camisas oxford en blanco y azul
  12. Tennis blancos
  13. Zapatos o desert boots cafés
  14. Chelsea boots negras

Hasta la próxima,

-SGS

 

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NICK GRAHAM: WELCOME TO POST-PREP

May 13, 2015

This is the menswear label of Nick Graham, founder fo Joe Boxer, who launched his eponymous label back in 2013. Sold exclusively online, their concept can be explained as “Post-Prep” which is a new view of modern menswear that, in their own words, consists of  “a mix of two parts tradition, two parts attitude and one part pure fun.” Continue Reading

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CHUCK AND CHELSEA X SIMPLE GUY STYLE

March 28, 2015

I recently teamed up with Louise and Michelle, the masterminds behind Chuck and Chelsea, to style two formal and casual looks for Spring. Keep reading to discover more about the different pieces and where you can get them!

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THE PERFECT STOCKING STUFFER: SOCKS

December 19, 2014
With the holidays rapidly approaching, everyone is looking to buy their last-minute gifts for their loved ones. I remember reading somewhere online about socks being a lame stocking stuffer. Sure, if you’re planning on gifting a $10 pack from Walmart, that will probably won’t look very appealing. But what if you actually took the time to see the dozens of fun options that are available out there?

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THURSDAY BOOTS: THE PERFECT MIX BETWEEN WORK AND PLAY

December 15, 2014
Boots are the obvious choice when it comes to autumn/winter footwear, and chances are that you already have a pair from a well-known brand that you really love. That’s why hearing about Thursday Boot Co., a small firm born on Kickstarter with a high-quality offering, is a welcoming surprise.

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LOOKBOOK: ALEXANDER WANG x H&M

October 16, 2014

The highly anticipated Alexander Wang collaboration with H&M is finally here! The lookbook consists of sporty-looking and monochromatic pieces that will be available in stores and online on November 6th.

Check out  my favorite items from the collection after the break:

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MY WOOL & PRINCE EXPERIENCE

August 18, 2014
Would you believe me if I told you there’s a shirt that you can wear for one hundred days straight without washing, and still manage to smell fresh and look clean? Yeah, I wouldn’t either. But then I discovered Wool & Prince.

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DON’T LOOK LIKE A FOOL AT THE POOL

July 6, 2014
The best days of summer are still ahead of us, so if a trip to the beach or a relaxing day at the pool are part of your plans, you might be interested in looking good while you enjoy the sun.
Lets get one thing straight firstt; unless you’re a ten year old, board shorts are not cool anymore. If your swim shorts look anything like the ones on the gallery above, it’s time for an upgrade. Follow these simple tips to step your swimwear game up:

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5 OUTERWEAR BASICS FOR AUTUMN

November 11, 2013
Autumn is one of my favorite seasons of the year, specially because you get to wear all sorts of amazing things. Be honest: who doesn’t love a bit of sweater weather in his life?
With this in mind I created a small list of outerwear essentials that will keep you warm in the upcoming chilly months while keeping your look stylish and classy. Read on to discover my top picks for the season.

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AN INTERVIEW WITH ZACK SHIFFLET: FOUNDER OF THE SHIFFLET MENSWEAR LABEL

October 25, 2013
I discovered Shifflet on Twitter a few weeks ago, and I was instantly attracted to it. I love finding new and exciting stuff by talented people, and that’s what I decided to investigate a bit more about Zack and his brand and his inspiration for creating amazing clothes. He was kind enough to agree to an interview,  in which I discovered that we share many points of view, specially when it comes to defining fashion and style. Continue reading to discover more about Zack and his work!

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