Rather than shopping all the time for sport, I narrow my purchases to a select few pieces per year. Then, at the start of a new season, I invest in a couple of well-thought-out hero pieces. This strategy keeps me from buying things I never use or wear.
When I focus on something I need to upgrade or replace in my wardrobe, I look for high quality in a specific style that suits my needs. A cashmere sweater, for example, will not only look better, but it will also keep you warmer and last longer compared to something synthetic. Likewise, a jewel neckline and sleek fitted style in a darker color will look better and be more wearable since I am larger on the top.
For the past three years, I have been looking for the perfect summer clutch. So when I saw this coral/orange bag by Rafe, I knew it was the one for me. Unfortunately, this color is now sold out, but a yellow version is here.
One of my most worn combinations for summer is a navy top with white pants, so orange is the perfect punch of color to finish the look. While I would never wear orange clothing, it is a favorite summer bag color.
We were on our way to a casual Sunday brunch when I wore the look in these photos. The white jeans are from Talbots a couple of years ago. The navy top is here. The Vince Camuto shoes are a couple of years old. Similar shoes are here. I added the silver and gold combo pieces from my jewelry collection.
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