I have been reading Inspired Style, a collection of articles about fashion and beauty, recommended by Pam of Over50Feeling40. Thanks Pam! It’s been a fun read, with many groovy tips that I’m incorporating into my style-encyclopedia.
One of the articles asks the reader to identify three items that “make or break” your look. These are the pieces that take your outfit from just OK to memorable, confident, ready-for-anything. Some frequently mentioned examples are:
- A piece of statement jewelry (hello again, Pam, and the other bloggers who featured statement necklaces today!).
|Cleves necklace by the incomparable designer Wendy Brandes|
- A fabulous purse that elevates your style, even if you’re wearing jeans and a graphic tee.
- A favorite pair of sunglasses that make you feel polished and put-together.
- A magnificent scarf or wrap with your best colors, that you can toss on four days a week for instant style.
You get the idea. Maybe a special belt, pair of earrings or even a statement lipstick. I can’t picture Paloma Picasso without her red lips. She might look just like the woman next door, picking up the newspaper!
It was easy for me to choose my two look-makers: my hair and my footwear. As long as my hair is rocking, I feel more confident below-the-neck. Bad hair = tougher to walk with a bounce in my step. So I do baby it, and put good products in it, and talk nicely to it.
Stylish shoes and boots always make me feel more fabulous. I picture a simple denim skirt and striped tee, then I mentally add some cool wedge sandals or deep red booties. Much better!
|These shoes will put a smile on my face|
I do love handbags, but living in the suburbs doesn’t offer the same opportunities for bag-appreciation as city life. And once I get to my office, I stow my bag for the day. I can still secretly adore it, but it doesn’t get many looks.
What are your make-it-fabulous items? What takes your outfit from good-enough to I-feel-great? Nothing is off-limits : >