I'm far from what most would consider fashionable. I live in a teeny tiny farming town (which I love) and trends are slow to reach here.
I'm also a firm believer in 'Classics'. I tend to shy away from the latest trends (skinny jeans, for example. I'm just now considering buying a pair...and, from what I read on the internets, they may very well be on their way "out". Shrug) In "How to Have Style" Isaac Mizrahi said in how to have style "Sometimes a desired look is just wrong, especially when it comes to the trendy look of the season. Know when a particular style doesn't work for you & pass on it. Confidence & knowing what is right for you is 95% of style."
I also came across this little gem: "Fashion is in the clothes. Style is in the wearer." What I want is style. So, for the most part, I disregarded current trends and focused on what I will look good in. And more importantly, feel good in.
Next up: Pants. I have a few pairs of jeans already. Capris (which won't be used for fall, obviously), flares & bootcut. So I added trouser cuts, leggings (though I'm still not sure if they qualify as pants or not LOL), and, yep. Skinny jeans.
Shoes: I feel like I needed some more ballet flats (I only own a black pair) and a couple pairs of boots. So that was easy.The sequined purple flats? I'd probably never buy a pair, but I sure do love them!
Now, this wardrobe won't be accomplished in a single shopping trip. And I won't be trying to get the exact tops, cardigans or accessories that I've found. But it does give me a direction. Now, if I happen to be at Target, I can buy a top or two & I know that if I stay within Jewel tones, it will coordinate with my other buys.
I'm compiling a list of style resources that I'll share in the next day or two! Thanks for reading!