What are your style staples? I mean the things that you wear year in and year out. The ones you never get tired of? That make you feel comfortable and stylish the same time. The things that say ” you” and not just ” who you wish you were”. I do sometimes buy things that are very seasonal or ” in” and only wear for a while and then get bored of. But mostly I buy classics I wear all the time and those I feel most comfortable in. Here are some of my style staples. The things that really say “Sofia”.
Todd´s loafers. Prada bag. Bottega clutch. Diamond studds. Hermes watch. White button down shirt. Cashmere sweater. Hermes silk scarf. Pearls. Chanel heels. Burberry trench. Button down pyjamas. Silk blouse. High waisted pants. Tulip skirt. Little black dress. Breton stripe shirt. Blue jeans. White Superga & Converse sneakers. Navy peacoat. Woollen camel coat. A fitted leather jacket. Soft leather gloves. Cashmere loungewear. White t-shirts. Grey marl sweater. Navy Yankees cap. Cropped ” carrot shaped” pants. Blue & white striped button down shirt. A diamond tennis bracelet.
To me the material of the clothing is more important than the label. But most important is that the clothes look well taken care of. I remember my mom telling me as a child that you can tell so much about a man from his shoes. They don´t need to be new or even look new, quite the opposite. A well made pair of leather shoes will stand the test of time but they need to be well taken care of. Shined and buffed. So lint free jackets, well ironed shirts and shoes that have been kept well are the most important parts. Everyone gets wrinkled during the day and get some dirt on their shoes but you can tell the difference. And the clothes keep longer if you store them right and take good care of them.
And I don´t only shop high end labels. I have found some great pieces in Zara and often find clothes for myself in J. Crew. It´s just about finding the ones that say “you” in a sea of clothes that whisper other people´s names or styles. I may buy a pair of Zara pants and pair them with some real jewellery, luxurious cashmere and quality shoes. Or I may have a pair of white Converses and pair those with a perfect woollen coat that I only buy once in a decade. Style is not about having all the labels on you but finding what fits your figure and your personality. Having a classic style is not better than being fashionable. Being a sporty dresser is not better than being very girly and frilly. As long as it is who you really are it´s great. No one can say that the tattooed girl with piercings and pink hair is more fierce than the one in pearls, ballerinas and a silk blouse or that the latter is a gentler person than the former. Being you and embracing your style gives you confidence. Mine may be boring to some and wonderful to others. To me it is just me.