“While so much remains precarious, our style is something small we have control over. ‘It’s an empowering way to put ourselves in a better mind set.'” —Fiorella Valdesolo for The Wall Street Journal, September 5, 2020
I slipped on my favorite pointed to camel flats, cinched by shirt dress’s belt and donned simple, yet not-as-of-late frequently worn small hoop earrings. The world, my world, my mindset, did indeed change, if only for the duration of the time wearing the outfit, and for the better.
So many of us are staying at home and working when we would have previously been away from our homes, commuting, dressing for the office, the errands we have to do afterwards and events we look forward to attending. Presently, these daily routines have all but ceased, but we we do have to be visible, whether on screen or the limited time in-person, dressing well makes a significant positive difference. But what to wear?
The skinny jeans, I will admit, have been worn far less, as I am not moving or standing as much, that is when they are most comfortable – they are not incredibly comfortable if you are sitting constantly. SO, I am wearing more dresses, I am reconsidering what style of pants and jeans I do want to wear that offer a complementary silhouette, but still feel comfortable.
A handful of readers have written in to request today’s post, so I want to share with you a list of items to consider, as well as shop each one. As well, please do share what you have found makes you feel good and look your best.
Personally, I love getting dressed. There is a mental lift when I wear an outfit that looks aesthetically pleasing to my eye. Pandemic or no pandemic, I am still shopping and dressing well when I have the opportunity. And besides, our style is a medium of communicating. Hopefully today’s post will inspire you as well to examine the value your sartorial choices make on your daily energy and mood, and perhaps inspire you to find a signature style that truly resonates with what you want to communicate to the world. Now more than ever, since our mouths are covered, our clothes speak loudly, so why not let them speak effectively and accurately about what we value.
3. Loafers & Flats
~Rothy’s Pointed Toe Flats (I wear the Ecru – middle bottom, and love them), washable!
M.Gemi’s Stellato Anello (on sale)
4. Statement earrings
Colette Hoops, Goop Shop
Susa Earring, Rachel Comey
5. Statement necklaces
Botero Necklace in forest, Lizzie Fortunato
Gold Cable gold-plated necklace, Laura Lombardi
6. Statement broaches
7. Lovely blouses and button-ups
Sézane Eva blouse (black also available)
Lilac Silk-habotai blouse, Vince
Ivory Colleen silk-georgette blouse, Nili Lotan
8. Skincare worth its investment
9. Pants with stretch, but not too much
Navy Pleated stretch-crepe straight leg pants, Sally LaPointe
10. High-waisted pants and denim
Le Pixie High Flare, Frame
11. Tailored casual blazers
Bright Pink Dallas belted wool-blend blazer, Rebecca Vallance
12. Knit pieces
St. John knit skirts from The RealReal, many more colors and sizes
Cream Billie cable-knit cashmere turtleneck sweater, Iris & Ink (camel also available)
13. Heels, just shorter – think kitten
Audrey Beige Suede pumps, L.K. Bennett (more colors)
Shop more Fall Styles in TSLL’s Fall 2020 Shopping Guide.
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