|hat, Goorin Bros / vintage 1970s dress, estate sale / sandals, Sam Edelman / vintage Coach bag, thrifted / vintage wooden bracelets, estate sale|
K.I.S.S. stands for Keep It Simple, Stupid. While I first heard the acronym while watching The Office (good advice imparted to Dwight), it's origins come from a 1960s U.S. naval principal that maintains systems work better when kept simple. While I'm not signing up for the Navy any time soon, I've been applying the idea to my summer outfits. But not just to the quantity of pieces I'm wearing, but the shapes and colors of the individual pieces as well. When I wear simple silhouettes made of quality fabrics, I feel like the focus of the outfit goes beyond it's static state, to how it moves, how it catches the light, how it changes over the course of me wearing it. Pieces like a plain cotton sack dress and a black straw hat have lives of their own, and it's nice to get out of their way and let the evening summer sunshine do it's thing.