Have you ever given any thought to why certain sartorial ensembles look and feel sooo right, while other outfits are just…meh?!
Is it all about the fabulousness of the individual pieces?? Or the way, with a bit of creativity, “ordinary” items can come together for a greater good?? Or maybe it simply boils down to the attitude and confidence of the wearer?!
I’m going to take a stand and say that the very best outfits have virtually nothing to do with price tags and designer labels; there may have been a time when “big names” had a monopoly on superior fabrics and finishes…but I’ve shopped enough to know that nowadays, good and bad quality can be found across the board.
So my theory when it comes to winning at the game we call personal style?? In the end, it’s three C’s that make or break a “perfect” outfit:
- Careful shopping – pieces that fit well, have neat seams, and boast finishing details like top-stitching or pretty buttons will always look “special”…regardless of the actual price point.
- Creativity – never stop experimenting with different colour combinations, textures, and silhouettes; have fun!
- Confidence – it’s impossible to look great if you don’t feel great, so if your latest “experiment” doesn’t have you smiling in the mirror, tweak the combo until it does!