When you see someone and want to take a second look, you find them appealing and their style compelling, what is it? What captures your attention about that person?
For me, it has always been interesting/unexpected shoes. Or a nicely kept, but obviously well-loved, simple leather bag. A modern hair cut/style. Minimal jewelry. Architectural tops or dresses.
Those are the specific wardrobe elements that catch my eye first, but then I linger and notice self-assurance, comfort, a smile, ease of movement.
Not that I impart any of those characteristics, particularly, but I aim to. When I get dressed, I choose what feels “right*” in the moment – whatever will allow me to just be, to feel like myself, and to move through my day effortlessly.
Today’s outfit is simply what I need to wear to work and live today: sandals because it’s hot, a jacket for pockets, and a dress for comfort.
*Lyn talked about this in a post recently and it’s the perfect way to describe my “personal style” if I have one at all…whatever feels “right.”