Sometimes when I sit down to write about the week’s Fashionista, a certain word immediately pops into my head. It nestles into the forefront of my consciousness and refuses to leave. It is hard to say from where this word originates. It could be the result of how a Fashionista ties her scarf or maybe it is the subtle way she styles her hair. Whatever the origin, the idea or word shows me what I truly identify with in her look. The word strikes a chord and inevitably inspires my own creativity. Today, the word is: elegance.
This Fashionista exudes a quiet elegance that comes across in the details of her ensemble. She pairs classic, black pants with a rich turquoise blouse. This pleasing contrast catches the eye while not being too flashy. Her brown motorcycle jacket adds a bit of toughness to her look and the black/brown combination keeps things unexpected. But the small touches are what really excite me. I love how her cross-body bag is not quite the same shade of turquoise as her shirt. I adore her oversized frames and hand of Fatima necklace. These details add an air of mystery that allows her elegance to breathe.
This Fashionista’s elegance is a product of her carefully chosen touches, like the way she rolls the sleeves of her jacket or the hint of shimmer she adds through her ballet flats. So while she appears relatable and grounded, wearing an outfit any college student could pull off with a limited budget, she still reads overwhelmingly chic through her handpicked additions.
Of course, a word can only go so far in defining a look — we are all too complex to sum up in one tidy package. But as a fun experiment I think I may try dressing with a singular theme in mind. I will approach my closet with an end idea of how I hope to feel. Today will be whimsical or sexy perhaps.
Want to join me in this game? The key to pulling this off is incorporating classic staples into our closets that will enhance any fashion direction we decide to take. A great pair of black pants and a motorcycle jacket, like today’s Fashionista, is essential. Personalize your look through special accessories. Search Verameat’s impressive collection of charming necklaces that all seem to have a story of their own.
In the end, a word can only go so far in defining your style. It is the context that gives it meaning. In terms of fashion, that context would be you.