Great style isn’t about buying the newest trend. For me, it means creatively using what I already have.
Each time I wear this cashmere sweater from Everlane, (found here) I’m glad I bought it. The pale gray color and soft thin knit is perfect to wear alone or layered with a jacket. (I’ve worn it with a long cardigan too! That post is here.) Crewneck tops are generally not my best choice, but this one is low enough to show my collarbones while still keeping me warm. I wear white jeans all year round when there is no chance of precipitation.
The plaid suiting jacket is from White House|Black Market, now on sale here. The white jeans are old from Chico’s. Similar here. The bag is several years old. Similar here. The French Kande necklace was a gift from Mr. Mickey. The necklace is here.
I purchased several small silk rectangle shape scarves in the years before I started my shopping site. I much prefer the sizeable square silk twill scarves because they drape beautifully and you can wear them in endless ways, but I could not find them for less than $300. That inspired me to start my shopping site. (My favorite scarves are here.) The black and white polka dot scarf is old by Ralph Lauren. I’ve decided the best way to use the thin silk rectangle scarves is to tie them to the handle of my handbag. Always tie the scarf to the back part of the bag as you are carrying it to keep from adding visual bulk where you don’t need it in the front.
The Franco Sarto shoes are from last year. Similar here. When I wear light-colored pants, I always wear nude shoes. Since I wear mostly flat shoes now, I’ve had to learn some new styling tricks.
Before I purchase anything new, I ask myself, “Will I wear this for the next ten years?” Classic, simple styles paired with interesting accessories allows me to wear the same items on repeat in endless ways. Gimmicky clothing with too many busy details, bright colors, and bold patterns are not for me. I’m pleased with all the pieces I’ve purchased in recent years now that I know what works for my shape and my lifestyle. I hope that sharing what I’ve learned, helps you to develop your best style also.
My shopping site here offers classic basics and accessories. The ‘On Sale’ section includes items that have never been worn with the tags still on, it is here. My favorite skincare comes from Beautycounter found here. French Kande makes my favorite jewelry pieces. Visit them here. I model for and wear Covered Perfectly tops often. You will find them here.
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