It’s Not What You Wear, It’s How You Wear It
My mom always told me, “It doesn’t matter if your clothes are expensive or designer, if you wear them well you’ll be the best dressed in the room.” I hear her advice in the back of my head every time I go shopping and always choose pieces that fit my body type, that I feel confident in, and that work with my individual style. Fall is my absolute favorite time of year, so I pay close attention to what I buy for the season. When it comes to sweaters, I’m all about comfort with a bit of structure – the best of both worlds.
It’s OK to Treat Yourself
Saving up for something special every once in a while is a lesson I learned from my grandmother. As a 20-something living in New York, budgeting is always on my mind, but I make a “splurge” purchase at the beginning of a new season. I love investing in of-the-moment shoes, like a gorgeous pair of suede booties for Fall. Don’t hold back if something special catches your eye. If you fall in love immediately, chances are you’ll get a ton of good use out of it.
Curate Your Wardrobe
One thing I focus on is having a perfectly coordinated closet, which is due in part to my Type A personality. The more synergy you see when you open those doors, the easier it will be to put together polished outfits. While this is true, I definitely don’t shy away from standout pieces. I live for hunting down treasures like a printed scarf vest, but I always take a moment to think about how these items will fit in with the rest of my wardrobe.