Runway action these last few weeks has got me thinking about signature style.
My own in particular.
My style has changed very little in the last thirty years.
I know what I like and I think I understand what works for me.
I could be more adventurous but then I like to feel comfortable in my own skin.
I have always favoured what I call “tailored with a twist”.
Bohemian for the beach is fun but my work and play is a classic life.
Summer and my “rules” relax… more colour, florals and looser shapes.
Autumn and winter… and I am back to my comfort zone.
Black, grey, navy and cream are the basic colours in my style rainbow.
Even back in my younger days… when body, hair and skin tone dramas never reared their less than perfect heads,
I went with those shades.
It’s not that I’m conservative but neither am I overly flamboyant.
My “twist” comes in with a flash of rouge, a clash of violet or a dose of emerald.
And texture for added flair… the naturals, leather, lace, silks and flannels.
Accessories are what make me feel like me; they handwrite my style.
What makes me smile these days is that my daughters, now with grown up lives of their own, oftentimes make a beeline for the same pieces.
We are three individuals with our own unique styles… different shapes and makes… yet we can wear many of the same creations but in totally different ways.
What to wear?
Their tailored suits, with that hint of masculine which makes me feel so feminine, have been part of my wardrobe for many years.
Do you have one piece or several key pieces that write your signature style? xv
Timeless In Theory
separate or together