When I wear just one or two tones of color from head to toe, I feel more confident, well dressed, and taller. Adding one statement piece finishes the look nicely, be it a silky scarf in beautiful colors or a dynamic necklace. I find that fewer noticeable accessories are always more elegant. Small stud earrings, one ring, and a watch are basics.
If you break down what I am wearing in these photos, you will see that it is essentially jeans and a tee. It is my choice of accessories and, of course, the fabric quality that makes this look appear more dressy.
Think of wearing the same tones of color instead of matching the colors exactly. For example, when wearing white pants, do not break the long, lean line by wearing dark shoes. A nude shoe always looks ideal for the daytime. A metallic shoe close to your skin color also looks very appropriate with white pants.
I don’t wear white shoes, other than sleek white sneakers with very casual looks. I wore a pair of white sandals with white pants once. After a few hours, I looked down at my feet, which looked huge and very pink. Lesson learned!
I wore this look to have lunch with Mr. Mickey and one of our dear friends on Wednesday. The navy waterfall top is by Clara Sunwoo, and the white denim Sasha style pants are by Lior Paris. Both those items are from ShopMyFairLady.com. The bold artistic statement necklace is from Chico’s. The bag is several years old by BCBG from T.J.Maxx. I look for a good quality bag from a designer’s line from a previous season. Look for high-quality construction and materials rather than cheap fast fashion, which is always a poor choice. The Kivah Block-Heel Dress Sandals are from Macy’s. (I shop for shoes at Dillard’s, Nordstrom, Macy’s, and Saks Off 5th when I need a new pair.)