It is now easy to shop my closet to create an appropriate ensemble because I worked hard to find the right pieces. Effortless means you own things that flatter your shape and work together. The layering and accessorizing make the looks appropriate for the events of your life.
When people ask me what to take on a trip, I always answer, “things you can layer, mix and match and accessorize as needed.” Of course, the fabric of a garment may be more appropriate for one season than another. For example, I wouldn’t take linen items for an Alaska cruise in the fall.
I’ve worn similar pieces for several years and across seasons because they flatter my shape and work well together. That might be the key to a wardrobe that serves you well. After you find the right items for you, don’t be afraid to live in them. For example, I’m just as likely to throw this jacket on with jeans to run to the grocery store on a cool morning. I’m not precious with my things. I enjoy them every day, not just going to dinner or some special event.
The jacket is here, and I bought a size larger for a better fit. I have several similar collarless, slightly cropped jackets in different fabrics and styles, from denim to tweed and wool.
The pants are here. These are my Goldilocks pants. I have them in navy, white and black. Whenever I want an effortless professional look, I pull them on, and the rest always comes together.
The tennis bracelet is here. Similar earrings are here.
The other items are a few years old. A similar camisole is here. Similar shoes are here. A similar bag is here.
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