Delight in the Details
Lately I've increasingly noticed one trend among the women (of all ages, shapes, and sizes) whose style I most admire: they focus on the details. So maybe one of the keys to loving your wardrobe this season and next and the next without constantly wanting to buy new things is just that, the details. In honor of the women I see who make those small tweaks to their existing wardrobes to wear them day after day and year after year, today's post is dedicated to the little details that can help you look more polished and more intentional.
|Eddie Bauer Slightly Curvy On Sale Sizes 0-20, Petites, Regulars, Talls|
Here, it's the buttons, obviously. She's wearing leggings and a sweater, but the buttons in the back make it much more interesting!
I have a similar sweater with buttons down the back (which makes me sing "Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack!" in my head), which got me thinking this last year: why not turn a cardigan around and wear it as though it were a sweater like this? I could skip the boots, personally.
If you have a cardigan with fun buttons, give it a try! I find that this works best with cardigans that are a little big on you. The front ends up looking like a pretty boatneck, and the back is the interesting detail that sets it apart. I had Marian aka Miss Mustard Seed try this. You can see her picture here!
One of her readers commented that this was fashionable in the 1940s, which I just loved!
Above, Girl with Curves knows that stripes and red lips are friends. They love each other. While I love all of the striped outfits, the image that stands out most to me is the middle one where that denim shirt ties the entire outfit together. I love that look because it take something that's a little prissy (the starched dress) and pairs it with something gritty (the denim shirt).