Living in the city, I see a lot of glamorous women, dressed in designer clothes or looking more put-together than me on a good day.
This can give any woman some anxiety about their looks. They say fashion should be fun and effortless, but it doesn't always feel that way.
I guess I've been watching a little too much What Not to Wear lately :)
For me, I love a classic, elegant style, circa Grace Kelly or Jackie Kennedy. Their looks were refined, subtle and multifunctional. You could take one staple item and dress it up multiple ways for different looks. That's why, for me, a classic LBD is a great investment because you'll have it forever.
My fashion magazines say that in your 20s, you should try a lot of different styles and play with fashion. I may have started on this concept a little late, so I'm giving myself an extension still for a few years. My staples are black, gray or white, which I love to dress up with fun jewelry. Since my clothes are pretty simple, I like big expressions of color with jewelry (without being garish.)
Cocktail rings, bold necklaces or even a crazy belt can make any gray long-sleeve shirt look more than casual. I focus on this more because as my weight has fluctuated, so do the clothes that fit, so jewelry is best because it always fits, much like purses.
Oh and you can bid on John Krasinski's tux from the SAG Awards. I wonder how much extra it would cost to have him show up wearing that. It'll be on my floor very quickly :)
So I'm wondering today, how do you describe your personal style? And if you could only save one clothing item or accessory from a fire, what would you save?
And in case you didn't already, enter my giveaway!