When I find myself feeling that way I usually wallow in it for a bit and then I build a bridge and get over it.
I don’t need permission to participate in a trend I like.
So this summer I started wearing statement necklaces with collared shirts. It worked ok, but I was never thrilled with the result, even though I absolutely loved it in style shots I’d seen online. I figured it was just an “I’m not a model” thing and I decided to move on.
But then it got cold, and it made sense to try again, this time layering a sweater over the collared shirt with the necklace. The first couple times I tried it, I liked it better, but I still wasn’t loving it.
Then I went back to the photos that I liked and all of the sudden I saw it. What I’d been missing.
And before I tell you what it was, let me point out that dressing, something we do everyday, is a skill. Again, the idea of the effortless, no thought outfit is a myth. If you want to try new styles or adjust your wardrobe it WILL take some thought, effort, and intent.
Anyway, what was I missing?
The absolute top button on the shirt… was buttoned. I never do that normally because it feels like I’m going to choke for no reason, but I’m willing to choke for my statement necklace, so I tried it. And sure enough, ten times better.
Do you love this look as much as me?