Sunday, November 30, 2014

Style: Understated Equals Elegance...

Less so often means more.  Coco Chanel, herself, once said, "Elegance is refusal." In fact, she is known to have recommended women remove at least one accessory before leaving the house.

What time is teaching me about style is that understated equals elegance.  Here, I've paired a simple pair of blue jeans and sweater + blouse combo with a cashmere menswear-inspired coat and understated (yet, quality) pieces to get a look that I think is surprisingly elegant.

Keeping things somewhat simplistic allows the statement pieces (like the coat and scarf) to stand out.  Plus, it's such a classic way to style.  Don't you think?

Cashmere Coat: Neiman Marcus
Cashmere Scarf: Cashmere Boutique
Jeans: Aeropostale
Boots: Mountain Lake (older)
Handbag: Vera Bradley
Sunnies: Vera Bradley
Striped Chambray: No Brand (and consigned)
Sweater: No Brand (and older)
Gloves: Vintage Coach (gifted)

Share with me your thoughts on what elegance means to you.  Would adore hearing them!

Joy & grace, T.

BTW, I'm linking this post to Not Dead Yet Style and the Two Birds' Inspiration Monday on Monday.