Yesterday morning I attended the funeral of my friend's grandfather, so my brights and patterns took a backseat for the day. I did try to have a bit of fun with the fishnet patterned tights, turned up cuffs and my chunky watch. Here is what I would look like if my style was slightly more (O)orthodox.
-white button down, Ralph Lauren
-blue cardigan, H&M
-grey skirt, Target
-nude patterned fishnets, Jessica Simpson
-navy pointy flats, Steve Madden
-cameo necklace, gift from Mom
-flower earrings, F21
-navy beret, Parkhurst
This outfit, though plain, has me thinking: how do you express your individual style when your options are restricted? Usually, I frame this question in terms of modesty, but sometimes-- a funeral, job interview, big meeting- being too out-there in terms of dress is inappropriate. Balancing personal style with appropriate dress can be tricky, but here is one attempt using small details.
What are your tricks for making an outfit uniquely yours even when dressing for a conservative occasion?