My personal style can drastically differ from day to day, but I think the elements that make my look unique yet uniform comes down to these few mantras. For me, it’s less about the actual look, and more about the execution of putting together that particular outfit that I consistently do:
sometimes buck the trends, and just dress in silhouettes that work for my body type — I know that certain trends, like 1920s “Gatsby-era” dresses look just plain awful on me, but defined hourglass, 1940s shapes look GREAT!
having a good tailored fit, either right off the rack, or making alterations — know what brands work best for your different body parts, and stick to them or use the fit as a reference point. If something has potential and you can tell that it may need a slight alteration, take care of that before you even try to wear it! I constantly get pants hemmed (for example, the ones pictured), and tops and dresses taken up and in.
mixing in the right, high quality pieces- I’ve learned that a good bag goes along way, as does a jacket and spending more than I want on a pair of pants that fit perfectly will get 100 times more usage than a pair that just fits okay but was much less expensive.
buying inexpensive items that can be mistaken for high quality pieces – this is my favorite game to play and always feels so rewarding when you find a piece you absolutely love and didn’t break the bank on it
always wear, and carefully pair bright color –it really makes a difference, even if you always choose the same color
match your fabrications! be mindful of the weight and texture of each item you put on, including hosiery!
take care of your stuff — no really take care of your stuff! Make sure to treat stains right away, get your heel stoppers replaced before your heels get worn away, and lovingly fold, hang and put away clothing and accessories after use and laundering.
Here’s what I’m wearing:
Forever 21 moto Jacket (old)
Alternative Apparel Cream Long Sleeve tee, with American Apparel mint tank underneath (both old)
NYDJ Black Pants (c/o NYDJ)
Milly Pointed T Bar Stud Trim Ballet (c/o BOOHOO)
Massimo Dutti Leather Bag (c/0 Massimo Dutti)
Oversized Green Swatch Watch (c/o Swatch)
Cherry Two Colour Chain Necklace (c/o BOOHOO)
Wayfarer Sunglasses (c/o 39DollarGlasses.com)
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned (c/0 NARS)