I don’t know about you, but I often struggle with achieving a balance between novelty and simplicity. It’s always fun and stimulating to have something new to wear, but at the same time the whole point of developing a signature style and knowing what works for your body and lifestyle is to make getting dressed easier (and avoid costly mistakes). When it comes to posting outfits, I’m trying to balance keeping it interesting with consistently reflecting my personal style.
Sometimes it’s just a matter of swapping out one piece and/or accessories to freshen a look, and that’s what I’ve done here. This outfit re-mix uses the same top and long vest I featured a few weeks ago, and as with the first outfit, I’ve kept the look clean and minimal. I’ve been wearing the heck out of this vest (now sold out) and will be on the lookout for something similar in a lighter weight for summer. Most of the other pieces are from prior seasons or years.
The real star of the outfit, though is this Givenchy bag.
A red bag adds such punch to an outfit and this one is SO me. The sleek and streamlined look is modern and the size is just right for day-to-evening use. It’s such a perfect marriage of classic shape and color with a very functional design that I know it will have longevity. I spotted and tried this on at the Givenchy boutique in Las Vegas and loved it immediately but still came home and thought about it for a few days before ordering. Not a moment’s regret since. 🙂
How do you balance the desire for novelty with maintaining a consistent style?
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