Fashion Picks - May 2022
My Imaginary Life
"You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it." Edith Head
When I look outside today, I see lush fresh green growth, flowers, ferns, and beauty everywhere. It is a brand-new fauna and flora world bursting the seams with joy. Color is everywhere in superb hues delighting the mind and soul. Regarding fashion, it is the moment to drench oneself in beautiful tones and sport simple clothing for the warmer months to come. The list of "minimalistic" apparel includes shorts, frocks, sandals, bathing suits and ropes of costume jewelry.
What is my imaginary life? A friend of mine used this comment recently and I loved it. Over the last two years, many of us have collected select pieces to wear sometime in the future. Thus, waiting for our imaginary life to begin once again with events, dinners, outings, and soirees of yesteryear or rather over two years ago. We collected in anticipation. After all, shopping online has become a new habit that is rewarding. Many of the brands are not sold instore allowing us to get some great "deals." The pieces have sat lovingly in our closets. Now, is the time to break them out. These "classic" apparel choices and jewelry are making a strong comeback. What does this mean?
The staples are the backbone of your clothing scheme, which enhance your image and overall, how you portray yourself to the world. This includes blazers, trim pants, pearls, costume jewels, longer skirts, pumps, sandals, and everything timeless is back in vogue. Everyone knows if you want to be impactful, you need to play the part. For instance, look at Johnny Deep's attorney on Monday, May 16th, Camille Vasquez, wore a fitted navy-blue suit with high heels. She was ready to play ball and dressed as a savvy and powerful attorney.
Moreover, color is making a huge stamp, though it never went out of style, even in your home interiors. The Wall Street Journal, ran a piece on a famous Italian family with brilliantly hued walls, lively décor in a home stuffed with memorabilia. For 45 years, they never painted the walls and have wall to wall carpeting. Classic is back. Warm is back and cold and dreary is out. Think interior décor of Downton Abbey, A New Era (2022) or the upcoming vibrant fashion of Queen Elizabeth II, Platinum Jubilee. Even the guests will be brimming in magnificent tones of the rainbow.
Classics, elegance, grace, kindness and buying a few high-quality pieces rather than oodles of cheap and trendy clothing is on the rise. We do want to decrease our footprint.