"A great lasting wardrobe is not about a certain look, but about dressing as yourself."
--Fashion journalist Lou Stoppard
I'm flattered when a friend says "This looks like you" when we're shopping because it implies that I have a signature style. Whether or not you realize what your signature style is, you probably know your signature colors.
It's easy to tell kids' favorite colors because they wear, like, only purple or (in the case of my son) only orange or green (ugh!).
I've only just come to realize that my signature colors are red, white, & gray. In fact, I'm having a hard time getting dressed this morning because all my red, white, & gray things are on the bed:
I don't why I love these colors (my husband thinks I secretly wish I were a sailor in a foreign navy), but I remember when I first wore those colors together years ago, I felt 100% like me in them.
Now I often buy two of the same thing, so I have one for play & one for work.
Here are some of the items pictured above with links to the stores if you're interested in any of them:
These tops come in a bunch of cute designs, & you can mix & match
2 for $24. I got two of the same, of course, so I could wear one into the ground & keep one brighter.
This Garnet Hill top is pretty similar to that
<<UO top, but you only get one for $28. I had to work pretty hard not to buy this one.
I bought this cardigan because of its red & gray-striped sleeves.
I can't decide if I like the other colors in it, but it's fun, looks ok with jeans.
I got it at a discount this summer in Girls' XXL.
I bought this shirt to go under black sweaters as in the outfit below.
Of course, new colors are always coming into vogue, people change, and I like lots of other colors & combinations.
I'm not always dressed in red, white, and gray, but most days I'm likely wearing one of those colors. They just feel right for me.
What are your signature colors? Do you buy multiples when you find things in those colors?