If you asked me choose between the artistic and brilliantly embellished (Lacroix, Schiaparelli) and the simple reworking of classic silhouettes (McCartney, Celine) – not even at gunpoint – I’d pick the designer over the artist any day. Does this make me simple-minded? Perhaps. Boring? I say practical. I’m not nearly as liberal in my taste in fashion as I am in my political leanings.
That said, it’s no secret I’m a Democrat with a conservative wardrobe (in color, not in hemlines I might add). As a firm believer in having some sort of uniform, I’m the first to say it’s indicative of having formed — and understood the essence of — personal style. The key is in the accessories, because it’s those unique touches — those nonpareils — that make yours yours, and mine, mine. A stack of handmade rings, a gorgeous bag in the crook of your arm, or a peek of a Marlies Dekkers bra.
In basics we trust; in accessories we love.
All in a day’s purchases, from Uniqlo.
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