Good news guys. I recently realized I'm no longer in the Post-Adolescent Idealistic Phase, PAIP for short (Clueless fanatics, what up). You know, that time when your style was largely trend driven? You didn't hesitate to try drop-crotch pants (guilty) or the brightest cardigan just to mimic dear Blair Eadie (guilty, again) just because it was the cool thing. I know I'd still be in this phase if I seriously considered overalls. The difference nowadays is that I invest time and put a lot of thought into what I will add to my closet. More often than not, I buy and get excited for essential pieces in different variations. For instance, a basic tee in every color not in the rainbow but found in the forest or someplace Earthy like that.
Since graduating from PAIP, it's been delightfully easy to get dressed and pack for trips. I just wear the same outfits in Paris as I would in New Orleans. And oh, I'm a perpetual outfit repeater. No muss, no fuss.
Exhibit A: A basic white oxford with high-waist denim and pumps.