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 a few reasons that this system works for me.
1. I save 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.