|Stella McCartney’s one-button navy blazer.|
Now, let me bring you into what would be my perfect world of dressing. All of these put-togethers work off of two impeccable pieces: slim gabardine trousers and a one button blazer that nips in slightly at the waist. Both are from Stella McCartney, which tells you immediately the price points.
|Slim navy trousers from Stella McCartney.|
My exercise is to demonstrate the almost infinite possibilities of a well-made, and in this case expensive, navy blue suit that can be worn together or broken apart to up the possibilities. Of course it’s possible to find good trousers and blazers at relatively reasonable prices, think J.Crew, Lands’ End and many, many more labels I haven’t explored.
My plan is to play around with these basics for a few days. You’ll tell me if you get bored. I’m hoping you won’t because this is so much fun.
|Of course the Breton sweater from Yves Saint Laurent could be switched out for almost any other top, but I like this look. Just can’t get away from my blue on blue on blue.|
Imagine the places you could go with just these two simply perfect separates. Talk about dressing for success for all occasions. Next week I think I’ll take them to a few chi-chi restaurants and a cocktail party.
For the moment, I’m just playing as you can see. Please think of these ensembles as idea boards. (I admit though, I can’t help wishing some of the pieces were more than ideas in my world, particularly the jewelry. . .) As I become more adept at this exercise, I promise to “merchandise properly” as they say in the retail business, translation: tell you where you can find the clothes and accessories.
|A choice of shoes, depending upon whether one tends to be more of a ballerina girl or a moccasin girl. Many of us are both.|
Please feel free to chime in with your ideas.