It’s the Little Things

I worked with a wonderful client last week who was having a tough time updating her classic style of dressing for work and play.  She had a few versatile pieces for us to incorporate into our new wardrobe plan, but there was just something missing.

As she stepped into her skinny jeans, pulled on a simple tank and topped it off with a blazer, we could see that the look was slowly coming together.  She then picked out a pair of comfortable, but slightly cumbersome rubber-bottom shoes to round out the outfit. At that point, her regular daily dressing routine was complete.

What began as the right approach to a classic ensemble, fell flat without those added extras that transform an outfit from common to complete.

Start with the same basics – jean, tank, blazer – but this time add a slight wedge shoe and a trendy pendant or statement necklace.  Or a comfy kitten heel and some dangling chandelier earrings.  Still yet, a season-favorite ankle boot and a few layers of alternating length chains. Trade in the blazer for a cozy cardigan and the above additions look just as awe-inspiring.

The little things…it’s a simple concept with a spectacular outcome.

Bringal Pendant Necklace from Anthropologie in Westport, Greenwich, Farmington, Westchester

Baxen Patent Leather Wedge from Jimmy Choo @ Walin & Wolff in New Canaan, Westport. Saks Fifth Avenue in Greenwich, Stamford

Amelia Chandelier from Kendra Scott @ Erica K in Darien. Femmegems in Greenwich

Janis Textile Heel from Isaac Mizrahi @ Lord & Taylor in Stamford, Trumbull, Danbury

Double Layer Rosary @ Free People in Westport, Farmington, Greenwich

Birthstone Necklace @ Free People

Selma Buckle Wrapped Booties @ Loft in Stamford, Westport, Fairfield