“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening”. – Coco Chanel
Shall we think of this as our fashion handbook to curating the perfect wardrobe?
Starting with our forever piece. These are the items of clothing we don’t see ourselves saying goodbye to anytime soon and possibly never.
Fashion is a key part of our lives. We all have that item of clothing we feel put together in as soon as we slip it on, the garment we find ourselves gravitating towards every morning. But can we really wear the same little black dress as last time to the next family occasion? Of course, we can if it makes us feel self-confident and happy.
Why are we drawn to a particular piece in our closet collection?
The answer is a combination of knowing yourself and what works for you.
After dressing ourselves for so long we come to learn what items suit our individual body shape and lifestyle. For example, women with hourglass figures know how to highlight their curves and emphasize their waist; a skirt, accentuating curves, may be the forever piece they are grabbing on a Monday morning.
Once we master our dressing, a reoccurring pattern begins and our signature style becomes familiar and comfortable. It’s the unique variations we discover that differentiate us and make us feel strong enough to face the world and all it throws at us. With a signature style in mind, there’s always going to be a forever piece we automatically go to, whether it be a crisp white shirt or a simple tee we’ve had for as long as we can remember.
When we discover our forever piece we get to know everything about it. What other wardrobe items does it pair well with? How do we dress it up and how do we dress it down? A versatile item is an easy item to throw on and go and that is why we wear it time and time again.
If you were to take a peek into our wardrobes you would find a handful of forever pieces. Apart from the obvious essentials, the one we all agree on is the sweater dress. We hope this fashion lasts forever and a day.
What are your to have and to hold, forever fashion pieces?
The Forever Piece
images, giulia maenza by giampaolo sgura for rené caovilla