September has always felt like the beginning of a new chapter in the book of life. My birthday is on the thirteenth, but it is also the month that fall begins and jacket season returns. I find joy in small things as the days grow shorter and the light becomes softer.
After the last stressful few weeks, I’ve learned the value of a cohesive wardrobe and various accessories. Getting dressed each day brings a sense of calm which helps the rest of the day flow more easily.
The elements of a wardrobe need to be cohesive parts of a whole. That is the one rule I’ve followed for the past few years, and it has served me very well. For example, I found this denim jacket with silver snaps here. Even though I already have a couple of denim jackets, they are much more casual.
I’ve found that variety within a category allows for ease in dressing a look up or down. For example, a relaxed white cotton oxford cloth shirt, a tailored no-iron white shirt, and a soft white silk blouse each have a different vibe and serve unique purposes.
Comfortable shoes don’t look the same for each individual. However, I believe they are a priority because it will always show on your face if your feet hurt. If you also have a high arch, you may find that flat shoes are not the best option. A block heel with a bit of height is always a more comfortable choice for me. The nail polish is OPI’s Baby, Take A Vow here. A structured bag is always more complementary to my soft rounded features. The black bag is from the brand By Far.
I wore the pants in previous posts here and here. I’ve worn that tank at least once a month for the past five-plus years. I buy microfiber tanks here at Chico’s. Sizing up keeps the front from pulling across the bust.
We took a few hours off on Friday to travel to Asheville, NC, to enjoy the perfect weather and a delightful lunch with dear friends Lenora and David. Their great style and smart fashion choices serve them well, even when traveling for months at a time.
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