Current mood = turtleneck time.
Seeing this series of photographs of Annette Bening shows not only the beauty of the black turtleneck but also how well this black sweater and black pants look together. Combine the all black with a dash of strong lipstick, some great frames and we’re done. We found the boots and the jacket; now for the easy “what to wear” part.
This type of look may not be the most inventive and may not appeal to the more boho side of our natures but I am pretty sure this works for most women and is an easy one to carry off. Even if you love colour and 99% of your wardrobe is a fiesta, there is always room for a monochrome day.
The creative and clever side of personal style is knowing when and how to implement it. Playing it safe has its advantages.
There is nothing dull or boring about the classic, well put together and elegant. Trying too hard to find a signature style can be as damming as playing by the rules.
Sometimes working with the tried and proven is a bonus.
Annette Bening looks wonderful in all black. Yes, she is a very handsome woman, but it was the simplicity of her outfit that drew my attention. Of all her published photographs, I think these are truly wonderful.
The turtleneck has been one of my best pals forever but they need a refresh.
Do you know what else I love about a black pair of pants and a turtleneck sweater?
They are forgiving. So forgiving.
After months of our new “real” and not being as disciplined all the time as I might I can appreciate the generosity black offers. Forgiving and flattering; that is what I would say about the sweater and pants combination in black.
If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. xv
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images annette bening, jon rou/loyola marymount university