Sometimes, you’ve just gotta let the clothes do all the talking for you.
Take today’s outfit, for example. There’s nary a print nor statement necklace in sight. I didn’t do a completer piece. I resisted the temptation to over-embellish. Why? Because it was perfectly fine the way it was and wanted to be left alone, thank you very much.
When I initially threw the ensemble together, I didn’t have very high expectations. Frankly, I was compelled to put these specific pieces in play mainly because of the colors from the inspiration photo and not much else. The trousers were new and I wanted to use them relatively soonish because they felt very Spring-like, but I’d never have thought to pair it with a tunic since both felt too floaty together, if you know what I mean.
But then something clicked when I surveyed the results in the mirror. This is what happens when you’ve got strong pieces. The lines are clean and simple. The drape of the tunic top is strengthened by the crispness of the linen trousers. The shoe may be a daring stilleto but it’s mostly unseen due to the length of the pant. I kept the accessories just as spare and discreet. The vibe was very minimalist, and I liked it.
You know, we really ought to take a cue from nature when we dress – beauty is borne of simplicity and elegance and more often than not, Mother (Nature) does know best.
: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Joe Fresh @ jcp
Trousers – NY&Co.
Stilettos – Jessica Simpson @ Ross