I like luxuryYes, I said it: I like luxury. And I make no compromises as far as that is concerned: only the best will do.
Of course, what is considered luxury varies from person to person. So, let me explain what it means to me. Luxury means quality and attention to detail. And luxury means being comfortable and at ease with yourself and the world, without having to conform to someone else's idea of beauty or style.
Or, as one of my role models, Coco Chanel said: "Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury". Can't beat that as far as a definition of luxury is concerned, huh?
In my opinion, luxury is less about looks; it is something that feels good. Like this old cashmere cardigan (which has been featured on the blog many, many times...). It may look very basic, bland even, but I wouldn't exchange it for a dozen new, trendy cardigans (unless they were cashmere, too, of course).
So, what is it that makes cashmere so luxurious in my opinion? For starters, cashmere is soft and gentle on sensitive skin. It's also warm. Which is why all my jumpers and (winter) cardigans are made of cashmere.
So, luxury for me is something timeless, durable, and comfortable. It may not draw attention to itself, but it makes you feel pampered and special. And you can wear it with anything.
But what about trends?Sure, it's great to have classic, quality pieces, but isn't that just a bit boring? Isn't fashion, and style, supposed to be fun? And shouldn't my style also reflect my personality?
Add cool accessories
That's what accessories are for: to add interest to an otherwise boring outfit. And to elevate this rather basic outfit from bland to cool, I added some leopard print and stripes.
I also wanted my accessories to contrast with the autumnal, somewhat monochromatic colour scheme of the outfit. I often use a rather simple outfit as a backdrop for statement accessories. I find it gives me more styling options and allows me to get more wear out of my clothes. And who doesn't love statement accessories?
cashmere cardigan: Brora (old) / trousers: Marks and Spencer / bag: Marimekko / shoes: Clarks (old)
white shirt: Sand / belt: el Corte Ingles / sunglasses: Dolce and Gabbana (old) /
How do you wear your accessories?
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