A client of ours had the following advice about fashion that I’d like to share with you. (It’s paraphrased loosely, but you’ll get the gist.)
I’ve never been able to keep up with fashion. I knew that when I was a teenager. I guess because I was always a comfort queen, so I couldn’t bear clothes that pinched me or felt too tight. But I wanted to be fashionable like everyone else. That’s when my mother suggested a few key pieces of jewelry. Her take? Some nice jewelry pulls an outfit together, whatever you’re wearing. At first I didn’t believe her. I thought I had to keep up with the fashion race.
Then I finally took her advice in my late 20’s. I scaled down my clothing until I owned a small closetful of key pieces. Then I bought some nice pieces (with my mom’s overlooking eye). It didn’t happen overnight but now, I feel like my wardrobe is simpler and my jewelry does the talking. Plus, I’m so attached to the jewelry – moreso than I’ve felt about clothing for the most part. It’s something I look forward to passing on to my daughters one day.
So what pieces are your classics? Here’s a great example: