Thank you all for weighing in on this weeks stripe discussion. It was interesting to hear from all the stripe lovers as well as non-stripe fans (ladies we are outnumbered!), as to what attracts us to a certain look, style, or pattern.
What I heard was stripes are easy to work with. You like them for work and play – pair a stripe top with a solid bottom and you have a put-together look in seconds. Some of you like to pattern mix with your stripes. I can’t say I have ventured much into this territory, but I have seen some great looks that involve a stripe tee mixed with a camouflage, animal print or floral print.
Reflecting on my own style this week, I took a look back at what I wore over the past year, ear-marking looks I recalled feeling my best self in. And what do you know, I found a pattern! It would appear I favor well fitting, yet comfortable investment pieces in solid colors (cashmere and quality knits) that I can remix with eclectic accessories (hello fun handbags and shoes!). And when it came to stripes, I did find I wear one type, either black/creme or black/grey combos…interesting. I gravitate towards bohemian prints – in dresses. Premium denim is a core piece in my wardrobe and it appears I can never have too many long cardigans. My happy colors? Black, grey, taupe, camel, merlot (wine), rust orange, army green, and mustard yellow.
So why is this helpful? If we know what looks we feel our best self in, we can then work to cultivate a closet filled with items WE love. It can also stop us down the road from purchasing items we won’t wear – for me this would be skirts, pattern tops and shoes I’ve bought “because they were on sale”. Armed with a little insight into what makes us feel our best can be life changing. And getting dressed and out the door each day will prove much easier when the closet is filled with items that work for us exclusively. It’s called a cultivated, curated or workable wardrobe…
What Works For Me
Well fitting, comfortable investment pieces in solid colors (cashmere and quality knits) that I can remix with eclectic accessories (hello fun handbags and shoes!). Bohemian prints – in dresses. Premium denim is a core piece in my wardrobe and it appears I can never have too many long cardigans. My happy colors? Black, grey, taupe, camel, merlot (wine), rust orange, army green, and mustard yellow.
Sometimes I wear STRIPES and it looks something like this…paired with leopard print, LOL!
When it comes to patterns, they’re best for me in the form of a dress.
What items do you feel your best self in? Think about a few outfits your’ve loved that past year. What did it look like? What pieces make up that look. Think about a look you wore that you didn’t feel yourself in, what did that look like? Do you see any patterns?
Then take a look at your closet. Do you have enough of the items that make up your favorite looks in your closet? Are there items you rarely or never wear? Do you see another pattern?
Something to think about…join the discussion down below. I’d love to hear your findings!
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