We often spend Sunday afternoons relaxing while visiting with family and friends. The sun was shining at last, but the air is still cold, so I wore white jeans, a white tank, and a navy sweater jacket. Accessories included a beautiful long rectangle handpainted silk scarf which was a gift from the artist. You can see more of Kathy’s scarves here.
The faux leather-trimmed cardigan jacket, handbag, and white jeans are all by Ralph Lauren and a couple of years old. The tank is from Chico’s. The nude suede loafers are by Louise et Cie from last year.
You may have noticed that I wear the same clothes for years without apology and that if I add any trend, it is a very subtle one. A wardrobe stocked with the best classic pieces I can afford that fit my current body well and includes my flattering neutral colors will allow me to put together any look I need in a few minutes. Your wardrobe system may consist of warm colors or edgier pieces. I have a classic style personality with a cool skin tone, so my system serves me well. Accessories and the occasional bright top finish the looks and add my personality. There are several reasons this system works for me.
1. I save a lot of money by not buying nearly as many clothes as I once did.
2. It never takes me more than five minutes to get dressed.
3. I always feel comfortable and confident in what I wear.
4. I never tire of my clothing because it isn’t memorable, and different combinations of layers and accessories allow for unlimited possibilities.