It’s truly fairly onerous to pare right down to 12 favourite outfits this 12 months. I common about 4 posts per week, plus my capsules, in order that’s over 300 outfits in a 12 months. That’s a tough estimate in fact, however to pare that down seems like choosing a favourite youngster. However for you… I’ll. For you, pricey reader, who by no means requested for this publish, I’ll make this sacrifice of absolute subjectivity. 😉
(Additionally my thoughts modifications on a regular basis and who’s to say that subsequent week I’d choose completely different ones. Me, I’m right here to say that.)
A Yr of Dressing Up, Shade and Change
2022 was the 12 months I selected shade and took dangers that I by no means had earlier than. Not simply with shade however with shoe decisions, hair decisions, make-up and equipment. I attempted to step out of my consolation zone and I has essentially the most enjoyable this 12 months with fashion. It was good after years of neutrals or sporting black /white solely that vibrant, daring colours had been welcome again to fashion once more. I discover that I bringing in shade this 12 months introduced life to my closet once more. And with all of my staples and necessities I’ve curated over time, the colour and daring items didn’t really feel misplaced, however completely complementary. And it wasn’t simply in clothes, vibrant earrings began discovering their place in my closet, daring heels, lipstick, a purse. Shade has began to fill within the areas that my impartial items have left open.
This 12 months I felt like my fashion was turning into my very own, if that is sensible. I do know I’ve completed this since 2009, however I actually do method my weblog with the identical mission as I did once I began it: to search out, finesse and freshen my fashion. And hopefully, encourage you alongside the way in which. I’m nonetheless planning out my 12 months of favor for 2023, but when it’s half as enjoyable as 2022, I’m excited for it.
I additionally embraced change, beginning with my hair. Including in some hair extensions again in February I had lengthy locks till September. I wanted to take a break for my scalp’s sake however I kinda miss these lengthy locks after taking a look at a few of these throwback images! The excellent news about extensions I’ve discovered is they are often modified as rapidly as my thoughts does.
This 12 months attire got here in heavy for me. In reality at one level within the 12 months I needed to have a protracted onerous take a look at my selfie within the mirror and say, “Kendi cease shopping for attire, you may have a lot colourful attire, we good.” I kinda listened to myself … however then I turned my focus to denim and sneakers. *cues charming smile* I really feel like after 2020 and every thing it introduced, I simply needed to decorate up this 12 months. Something was an event and excuse for me to not put on my leggings. This 12 months I needed my fashion to come back alive in shade, whereas maintaining my neutrals because the spine of my fashion. If there’s something I’ve discovered during the last 2 years of going virtually full time impartial, it’s that there’s a endlessly place in my closet for these necessities. This 12 months, I really feel like I’ve discovered the correct mix of shade and impartial for me.
I’m excited to see the place my fashion takes me this 12 months and I needed to thanks for coming together with me annually. 2022 marked 13 years of Kendi On a regular basis and I simply wish to take a second to thanks for following alongside. Thanks for being the kindest viewers on the web. Thanks for being right here and for permitting me to share my ideas, emotions and life by means of items in my closet. I don’t say it sufficient, however you may have modified my life. I wouldn’t have the ability to name this my job with out you and that’s by no means ever misplaced on me. So thanks, pricey reader, you imply the world to me.