My closet lives by the philosophy that less is more. On a scale of one to ten if ten is "Get out of my closet" and ten is "I wish I could wear it everyday" I have enough sixes, sevens, and eights so if I'm going to bring something home with me it's got to be a ten! When I'm out shopping I find that the difference between an ok piece and a winner lies in the details. Let's discuss five outfit details I look for that are more valuable than a pot of gold.
1. Transition-ability. As a Stylist, wife, mom to two boys, etc., etc., I wear many hats both figuratively and literally. I have fancy dresses that I only wear to blog parties and I have boyfriend jeans I only wear to park play dates. I love when I find pieces that work for all areas of my life with just a change of filler pieces or accessories.
2. Covered up AND cute. I've always held myself to a high standard of modesty. It's important to me that I respect my body by being covered up without any tugging or fussing with my clothes after they are on. I also think it's important to dress in a way that reflects my personality and style. Over the years I've gotten quite good at finding modest gems in a sea of rubbish, but it is nice to have a store like She Traveled in my back pocket where I know everything is an option.
3. Darling Details. Color, pattern, texture, and shine are all the details that take an outfit up a notch. I love adding texture and sparkle to my outfits with accessories, but I love it even more when those elements are built into the pieces and do my hard work for me. The Charleston skirt not only checks the boxes for color and pattern, it also has an accordion slit in the back, making it extra special. I love the lace sleeve on the Houston Top that gives the basic blue a romantic update. In my casual pairing I'm wearing the Metallic Linen Vee which has a metallic thread woven in with the linen. In the hot summer months coming I won't need to add statement necklaces or stacks of bracelets with this tee because the shirt is a shiny update from a basic tee.
These are a few of the things I look for when shopping for additions to my wardrobe. Be sure to check out She Traveled for a rainbow of options to add to your own closet!