I was talking with one of my clients today who really weeded out her closet and has transformed it with a super chic, succinct wardrobe (a mix of high and affordable pieces) and we were talking about what she needed next, which is basically nothing except I told her to save for a few of those “wow” pieces. Next season, I think Celine’s Spring 2022 collection, might be where my “wow” comes from. What do I love? Let me count the ideas–a leather skirt and jacket (something I’ve been wanting for a while), slingbacks for evening and day, strappy little heels, a small jewel box clutch, and for everyday a perfect blue stripe shirt (though that is coming from somewhere else and I will share when it’s time) and even the roomy cargo pants (would I splurge on them? not sure). None of it is earth-shatteringly new looking, rather it is all crisp, timeless, kind of laydlike, kind of sexy. That said, Phoebe Philo is supposed to launch her new line in January (hopefully before these pieces hit the stores) so you know…..we will see.
Amy Brown says
That leather skirt is perfection.
Those slingback pumps/maryjanes are fabulous. Always buy the shoes. 🙂
I like all of this clothing, as well as much of the current season – I just wish that some of the pieces seemed a little bit more original. They are all very classic and wearable, which I love, but I wish some things had a little edge or tweak (other than saying CELINE in large lettering which is not my thing) to make them unique or interesting. Otherwise, I would just be inclined to buy them at a much lower price point (or pull old items out of my closet). The leather items might be different though – hard to tell.
Agree. Until I see them in person, the jury is out.
My problem is that I get stuck on what I “should” buy – the “10 items every woman needs” kind of stuff – rather than considering what truly works for my (very casual) lifestyle. Any wisdom you’d like to impart, Jennifer?
I agree, the inspiration, like above, is so enjoyable but my lifestyle is very casual too. There’s rarely a chance to dress up. Saturday night we went to dinner and I wore a cashmere sweater and black trousers and that’s about how fancy I get. At 62 I’m learning to cultivate a wardrobe for my real self. I like to look and enjoy blogs for my fantasy self. I’m a homebody so this plan is working well.
Well, that’s a big topic that needs an answer not in a comment response. Obviously, this needs to be a post!
Totally agreeing with what the last two posters have said. Maybe twice a year, I need to “dress up”. Pre-pandemic, a saleswoman at N-M talked me into investing in a terrific black Akris dress that they only made for one season. Best call ever. It’s quality and always looks current. The Celine is gorgeous, but to Robyn and “Mama’s” point, clothing needs to work for your “real self”.
I would love those cargos in a solid color. And the skirt has just enough detail to make it worth the splurge, I would guess. Those diagonal seams in the back look amazing.