I think most of us have outfits and pieces we rely on when we’re style-stressed. That is, for example, when:
- Yikes, the alarm didn’t go off on time.
- Upon your entering the house, your S.O. says “We’re meeting my parents for dinner.”
- You have a cold and know your nose is red.
- It’s one of those hair days, and a head-wrap is the only solution.
- And more.
We need wardrobe items that we just know make us look better, feel comfortable and don’t require a lot of strategy. Pieces that give us a boost because of their color, fabric, shape and/or fit. Here are a few of mine:
- Broken-in jeans. I have a couple of pair of superbly comfortable jeans. For me, that means slightly loose, straight-legged and sans bling.
|Like these, from GAP (no heels though).|
- Black or gray soft V-neck sweater. Just enough of a vee to show a bit of camisole. Loose around the arms, sleeves above the wrist.
|Something simple, like this one, also from GAP. I have cotton and wool versions.|
- Either a pair of gold hoop earrings or a favorite pendant. Wedding ring, and no other jewelry.
And for an office day:
|One-stop dressing, and wash it in the washing machine.|
- Or a pull-on knit maxi skirt, plus black silk tee.
- Either a pair of gold hoop earrings or a favorite pendant. There’s a pattern, yeah?
|This one resembles the beauty I bought at Bella’s shop.|
- Booties! I wear them every day for about half the year, and I never tire of them.
|These Vince Camuto booties would make me feel well-dressed on any given occasion.|
Nothing can fit too tightly, or rub me anywhere, or need ironing (what?) or skillful accessorizing. Fortunately, dressing can be this easy as long as I keep the staples in my closet, and in good condition.
Over to you, savvy dressers: when it doubt . . . what do you wear?