Never underestimate the power of simplicity.
I admit there are times when I try too hard to get dressed, whether it’s my desire to shake things up a bit, or try something new, but it ultimately leads to outfits that are more complicated than necessary and outfits I often question after wearing them. Trying too hard also leads to purchasing clothing that fills the “newness” desire, while ignoring the kind of core items I know I will be happiest with and feel good in. Case in point a shirt like Jane Birkin’s, above. So easy and effortless, but still sexy. Nili Lotan has made a similar version (I’m sure influenced by Jane) for years. I never buy it. I think, however, now might be the time. Plus, I love all white or white-and-beige ensembles. The simplest jewelry, like the David Yurman chain below (yes, I know, but it is good and chains are hard), and you’re set. It’s summer, shoes are optional.
Denise Brady says
I couldn’t agree more with your entire statement. Especially about trying too hard with an outfit. I’m really always the happiest and most comfortable when I keep it simple. I think it was Diana Vreeland that said ‘Elegance is refusal’.
Your comment about David Yurman jewelry has me wondering….do my beloved DY cable bracelets look dated?
Just ordered the NL blouse. I love cotton voile. Can you at some point explain the differences in the Nili Lotan pants – Luna, Paris, etc. I’ve Googled and nothing.