Wear what makes you feel happy and confident. – Clothing that fits and flatters your shape and reflects your personal style is always the best choice. The next priority is to dress appropriately for the weather and the event.
Purchase mix and match options. – The more interchangeable your wardrobe, the more outfit possibilities you will find there.
Try new things. –Stylish women rarely acknowledge trends, but if one suits them, they embrace it with confidence.
Invest in the basics. – The items you wear most often (the pillars of your wardrobe) should always be the best quality you can afford.
Avoid Sale Racks. – If the discount is the only reason you are considering the garment and it has only a small chance of being worn regularly, leave it.
Purge. – When the item no longer fits, looks great, reflects your style, or gets worn, let it go.
Add Accessories. – Sunglasses, a watch, earrings and a ring complete even the most casual outfits. My current favorite watch, The Infinity – Black Mesh, is pictured below. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Nordgreen is offering an extra strap with every watch and bundle purchase. (Their bands are easy to interchange!)
I’ve been using the styling tips above for the past few years and must confess I’ve never been happier with my wardrobe. Now that I have a variety of basics to serve every need, I can confidently sprinkle in a few trends and fun items.
On the day I wore this look, the sky was gray, and it was forty-three degrees. I visited the grocery store, library, and my parents. Many readers have asked me to include the weather and where I wore the featured look.
The berry-colored cashmere scarf came from Talbot’s last year. Similar here. I’ve had the J. Crew blazer for more than two years. Similar here. The charcoal cashmere sweater is here. My Levi’s jeans are here. The Ralph Lauren boots are a couple of years old. Similar here. My sunglasses are here.
The just for fun green bag is here. I love lime green combined with navy blue, but it is a most unflattering clothing color with my cool skin tone.
I’m offering end of the month giveaways! (Three different giveaways!) You can enter to win one of my favorite facial oils by leaving a comment below. All the Beautycounter products are here. I’ll announce the three winners in Monday’s post.
The elements of my looks are rarely new, so I share highlighted links to similar current items, often at luxury and medium price points. The shopping links in my posts may result in a small commission for me at no additional cost to you.