Finding new inspiration for styling items you own is a great way to get more use out of a small wardrobe. It is also a fundamental way to make classic pieces look more modern.
I’ve had this Anne Klein tweed jacket for a few years, but it seemed too heavy and dated when I styled it with dark-washed jeans or black pants. So when I saw the image of the young woman below, I was inspired to try a similar look with faded flare-leg jeans. I wore the look for our Friday lunch date at a casual restaurant. The sun was shining, but the temperature hovered around thirty-six degrees all day.
Expressing our personality and feeling authentic in what we wear should be a priority. For example, I enjoy wearing heels with jeans and a structured jacket, but I won’t be embracing pant legs puddling on the ground. I added a black belt less than two inches wide to elongate my short waist, and the pointed-toe gray shoes visually extended the length of my legs.
My foundation garments include the long-line bra here and the hose here. My skincare routine is here, and my makeup tips are here.
The sculptural heels are comfortable, and they feel more like me. I’ve tried to wear flats, but they do NOT make me happy, confident, or comfortable. So my mom was thrilled to get another shopping bag full of flat shoes.
I hope that sharing my looks inspires you to enjoy what you have in new ways. In addition, shopping links on this site may allow me to earn a small commission without cost to you.