Like I have said in a previous post, when it comes to style, everybody has a particular aesthetic, no matter how nice or how much they seem to miss the mark. In this post I want to treat the classic which is my personal favorite. I like to refer to myself as casual chic.
What makes a woman’s form of dress and lifestyle classic? Well, looking good in a way that appears nonchalant and effortless. However, any classic fashionista will tell you that the natural look is not gotten by hanging out with mother nature. It is worked on and very well thought through.
Surprising as it may seem to fashionistas of other persuasions, the very foundation of going the classic route successfully is good skin, hair and makeup. Why, you may wonder. Well, because the style appears so, well, classic that you need to take care of yourself. This includes, having your hair and nails done, waxing off all body hair and eyebrows in place. While other fasionistas may understand the absolute importance of these key elements, the classic is even more concerned because that is what takes her outfit up from common place. Remember classics don’t usually involve themselves in trendy things.
It is the classic you will see wearing a white tee shirt with dark bootleg jeans, a good leather belt, good leather bag and a pair of loafers. Simple, casual, but incredibly chic. In fact I’ll say the classic works a mean capsule wardrobe.
Anyway I’m sure I’ll have a lot more to say about the classics in the future. In the meanwhile stay fabulous.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
What is a capsule wardrobe the uninitiated might ask. Well for those who don't know, its the most basic items that every wardrobe must have. It contains pieces that can be worn together to form many different outfits.It is usually advisable that every woman own these pieces in her wardrobebecause with them she can never go wrong. It is also advisable for young women just starting out in their careers with minimal cash to first invest in these key pieces.These key pieces include,a white dress shirt,a pair of black trousers,a pair of dark blue jeans,a classic black dress,a white tee shirt,a wrap dress,a formal black skirt,a blue dress shirt, a pair of gold hoop earrings,pearl necklace,a pair of black loafers,a pair of black stilettoes,a black handbag,and a good quality watch either in black leather or stainless steel and gold.I'm sure with these basic pieces any woman will be able to come up with a week worth of outfits at the very least.So now that I've armed you with the very basics, you have no excuse