Do you get ‘stuck’ in your own look, your own fashion style? I do… and as much as I scour the fashion magazines, the blogs and watch all that I can online… I still end up looking the same and wearing the same… It is not because I don’t want to move things up a notch… and it certainly isn’t because I am bored with fashion… but I can get in a rut. I was reminded of this the other day when I had lunch with Valérie… I have talked to you about her before… here.
Sitting with Valérie, for a couple of hours, was the kick start I needed to think outside my comfort zone… Valérie has all that French je ne sais quoi that we women find so irresistible… she knows how to put her style together effortlessly and without fussiness yet in a way that makes you want to run out and emulate it. She was wearing slim fitting jeans, ballet flats and a very plain black silk shirt… The reason she looked so fabulous and stylish was that she had paired this with a truly wonderful ‘statement’ necklace. The necklace was striking and it made all the difference… a touch of bold with her simple ‘street style’
I don’t know why I haven’t been wearing ‘statement’ necklaces before… I have seen them and admired them from afar for a few seasons… but it wasn’t until I saw Valérie wearing her necklace so easily and so simply that I realised I could do that… An over-sized, decorative necklace is a no-brainer on those days when you can’t really think what to wear… or those days when you feel a little drab… they really add flair and update our look… and again there is no age limit to wearing them. When my much loved drop earrings need a rest, I am going to be brave and make a statement.
Raid your jewellery boxes, borrow from your mothers, your sisters or your daughters… Try them on… the bigger the better… and see the difference… I have and I love it… xv
STATEMENT NECKLACES… MY EDIT
Lulu Frost for J. Crew here
The Best Black… here