I pride myself in having a rather practical approach to life in general and to my wardrobe in particular. It’s no different when it comes to dressing at this time of year. As it happens 'less' truly is 'more' when it comes to holiday looks. (Just to be clear: This motto does not apply to vintage purse collecting.) Reinventing your basics can work wonders and save you a ton of dough which you can later invest in more versatile clothing that will carry you through a long and frosty winter.
Ladies, a classic pair of pants or a skirt jazzed up an opulent top or blouse and just the right accessories (jewellery, handbag or clutch, shoes) will make you stand out from the crowd - guaranteed.
|From classic chic...|
|to casual smart!|
Gentlemen, if you’re in need of something a little more elegant that your usual day-to-day suit, go for a classic, crisp, good quality suit in your very best colour and cut.
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|A perfect example of classic beauty and style - The Sartorialist|
-Wear colours that suit your complexion, eye and hair colour (pay extra attention to anything that surrounds your face and that may not work with your skin tone or hair colour)
-Pay attention to your body shape and wear appropriately cut clothing, shoes, and accessories – size matters here!
-Inject colour and style by cleverly using accessories. Be sure that all accessories compliment your body shape and that the colours are just right for you.
-If in need of a new addition to your wardrobe, always buy clothes that are interchangeable with your existing wardrobe so you can vary their use. My rule of thumb: Invest in neutral basics (trousers, skirts & 'tailleurs') and focus on quality fabrics.
For some visual clues here’s a link to Cassis featuring an enticing range of holiday ideas and looks. Super-stylist, Lynn Spence's comments are an added bonus.
I’m always looking for inspiration when I’m planning an outfit. So when you’re out shopping keep in mind the stylish people whom you admire and let their spirit guide you in your purchases. Seek advice from qualified merchants and of course, an impartial personal shopper can work wonders, too!