Ever since I decided to switch my wardrobe to be a monochromatic one, I have never looked back or really looked longingly at color. One huge benefit is its versatility–everything matches, because well, everything’s black (sprinkled with a few grey and white pieces). I love that I can create faux-jumpsuits simply by wearing a black top and a black bottom like what I’m doing in this outfit here.
Versatility is Encircled’s middle name (not really but it most certainly should be!). Their mission is to make “thoughtfully-designed, versatile capsule wardrobe essentials.” They believe that “less is more when it comes to your closet and how and who made your clothing matters,” and that “the most sustainable garment is one with seasonless design that stands the test of time.” They offer modern basics and versatile multi-way clothing. I’ve been eying some things from them for a while, and so when I reached out to them to see if they were open for a collaboration, they agreed to let me pick one piece to try and style here on my blog.
I was intrigued with their idea of a virtual romper. They created three pieces: The Remix Boxy Top, The Remix Crop Pant, and The Remix Short to mix and match and create a faux jumpsuit or a faux romper. They also took some wardrobe basics that you probably already have like a white t-shirt, a striped long sleeve, and a cardigan to create 18 looks with these pieces. Since I already had a pair of wide leg pants that I love and adore (the Muji ones I’m wearing here that you’ve seen time and time again here on the blog), I picked out The Remix Boxy Top. I took their idea and created a virtual jumpsuit with it, and I love how it turned out! I cannot wait to wear this look layered with cardigans, my denim jacket, and maybe even my leather jacket if I ever do go out (#introvertproblems).
Even though Christmas is creeping up in a few weeks, I’m going to be honest–I haven’t given gift giving all that much thought. It’s just not my love language, and neither is it Brandon’s. For most of our birthdays, anniversaries, and Christmases, we typically just spend that money on a trip or an experience like a day at Disneyland or going to a concert where the two of us can spend some quality time together. The experience we chose this year will be attending a benefit concert for the fires to see some of our favorite artists: Father John Misty, HAIM, and Mac DeMarco.
That being said, I do have a handful of close friends who I tend to give a little something, (mostly to thank them for putting up with me for another year ha). Since pursuing minimalism in this last year and a half, my gift giving has become more thoughtful and purposeful. This year, I’m taking Christmas as another opportunity to support some of my favorite ethical brands. I’m so thankful that my friends are so supportive of my minimalism journey. It makes me so happy when they share with me about their decluttering process or when they ask about where they can get ethical pieces.
I think having a wardrobe filled with clothes that I love and make me feel good about myself has been one of the greatest gifts I’ve given myself, and it has become such a wonderful passion project of mine. So why not give this gift to your loved ones? Encircled offers thoughtfully, sustainably, and ethically made clothing though would make wonderful gifts–for your friends and/or for you! 😉 They’re offering free shipping right now with the code: HOLIDAYSHIP18.
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