|A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds… –Ralph Waldo Emerson|
There are two women sharing space in my closet. Both are actually me, which used to cause no end of consternation as I stumbled and bumped along toward that milepost known as Signature Style™. But I’m learning to make peace with this split style personality, and find balance and harmony between the two. Les deux femmes have arrived at a mutual understanding, and even step out together on a regular basis.
One veers toward the Crisp & Classic, the other toward the Existential & Edgy. (Neither is notably Fashion Forward.)
Madame C&C is drawn to:
- Button front shirts. White, or vertical stripes.
- Pointy-toe pumps. (E&E sometimes gets a vote too, and votes for snakeskin.)
- Trench coat
- Hermès scarves
- Chanel flap bags
- Equestrian boots
- Navy blazer that “goes with everything”
- Paisley prints
- J.Crew, Ralph Lauren
- Tees. Black, navy or grey
- Black leather jacket
- Moto boots
- Hermès leather cuffs
- YSL Muse bag
- Black, charcoal grey
- Helmut Lang, Eileen Fisher
- Leopard prints
- Big hoop earrings
- Pencil skirts
- V-neck cashmere sweaters
- Black and white
- Simple, clean, uncluttered, streamlined design
- Mixing masculine and feminine elements
By (carefully) incorporating pieces from both mesdames in a single ensemble I can keep Mme C&C from looking too staid, and Mme E&E grounded.
Do you have Multiple Style Personalities? Are there common elements between them, and have they reconciled? Or do you prefer to keep them separate, as different expressions of different moods?
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