Easy: what to wear for effortless style

Effortless style.  I’m pretty darn sure that’s the ultimate goal of every fashionista in the known universe.

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a patterned shirt with skinny jeans, a moto jacket and lace-up booties

But what exactly does the term “effortless” mean when it comes to the daily process of getting dressed??  Is it about being able to pull random pieces out of our wardrobes, tossing them on…and unfailingly nailing a chic combination??  Or does effortless style merely look that way??

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - patterned shirt, moto jacket, choker, pink hair

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a patterned shirt with skinny jeans, a moto jacket and lace-up booties

Once again, I’m pretty confident that even the most seasoned style mavens put at least a bit of thought into their everyday ensembles…regardless of how “easy breezy” those outfits appear.  Still – having a cohesive closet full of stuff you absolutely adore (and my button-fly skinny jeans, black patterned shirt, and fitted moto jacket certainly qualify!) will always make the process that much more spontaneous!!

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - patterned shirt, skinny jeans, moto jacket

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration  - patterned shirt, moto jacket, choker, feather earring

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - patterned shirt, moto jacket, choker, pink hair

The moral of the story??  Effortless style starts with pieces you love!!  There will always be days when you feel like you have nothing to wear; so grab those go-to’s…and guarantee yourself a sartorial gold star!!

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a patterned shirt with skinny jeans, a moto jacket and lace-up booties

      

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  1. February 24, 2017 / 12:57 am

    Yes! Pieces you love always are the right answer. I seem to be learning that lesson regularly these days.

    I have been traveling all week, at a conference for work. Today it grew much colder and snowed in Denver, where I am at the moment. Good thing I brought some of my favorite things to layer: my new black Target jeans (with bilevel frayed/cropped hems); black wool socks; black Doc Martens (my very wonderful old ones that keep going on and on); burnt orange tissue weight turtleneck; black cashmere long crewneck (wonderful old hand me down from my Aunt Esther); and my hand knit "Urban Troubadour" capelet. My leather motor jacket and my grey wool fedora and hand knitted mitts completed my outerwear with stylish practicality. All of these were favorites and made me feel great. And it was effortless, really and truly, if you don't count the time I put into knitting some of the items! (That effort doesn't really count as knitting mAkes me happy.)

    I love this outfit of yours too! Hurray for favorite pieces.

    • February 24, 2017 / 5:53 am

      Oh wow – I can picture all kinds of delicious combinations with the pieces you describe, dearest Linda!! And while I'm tempted to say I'm sorry about the snow, I know you've probably been enjoying the opportunity to really work those layering skills!! ;D Your hand-knit capelet sounds super cool…and every time I hear about a great Target purchase, I sigh with envy. Time to (finally!) renew my passport so I can indulge in some cross-border shopping, I guess!! XOXO

  2. March 16, 2017 / 4:05 am

    This is the perfect cozy winter look. The shearling on that vest and those boots is perfection!

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