When you want to look “dressed” without really needing to make a huge effort, nothing beats the virtually foolproof combination of jeans, fabulous footwear, and a pretty top!
I know that some people swear by “uniform dressing;” not literally – like the hospital scrubs that I wear to work – but with a standard set of pieces that they own in numerous iterations and that can be mixed-and-matched to create similar looks. (Designer Vera Wang is known for this; she pretty much lives in basic black leggings and tunics!)
The appeal of this type of dressing is obvious…you can look put together without putting a whole lot of time and thought into the process. For those that work in a more corporate environment, it may be necessary to conform to an established dress code. And sometimes, it can become a part of your identity, too; a “signature” look like that of Ms. Wang.
A lot of us, though, enjoy the vagaries of fashion waaay too much to stick wholly to one particular formula for our outfits; we have our go-to looks (of course!) but we also love throwing a style “curve-ball” every once in a while…or on a regular basis!!
So today I stand before you and declare that I can’t imagine living without my jeans and boots…but I also admit that I can’t imagine living only in them!!