Let’s talk a bit about fashion and style today, shall we? Many of you follow my Pinterest fashion board, and while Pinterest offers a variety of fantastic pictures for fashion inspiration, sometimes, I also think that it’s hard to translate these styles into everyday wear.
So I thought of doing a little photoshoot to show you my style, the real one, you know. Yes to stilettos and flowing pants with super long seams that fall on the floor to elongate the legs and silhouette – on pictures, though. To walk around the city of San Francisco, where you walk a LOT, it is completely unreasonable to expect to look like a Pinterest fashion board model. Sure, I do wear some fancy stilettos when I go out on a date with mister, but you won’t catch me alive with a pair of Manolo’s while grocery shopping. Ever.
My style is all about comfort. I love soft fabrics, delicate wools and cashmere and to look good – like everyone else – but my clothes have to get me through a busy day, from running errands to walking Miss Daisy, to high school pick ups, and so on. However, I don’t want to look like a potato bag either or wear yoga pants all day, so here are a few snaps of my ‘real-life’ style.
The great thing about living with two teenage girls is that they can be merciless when it comes to criticism and fashion advice: they’ll say it to me like it is, “mom, you shouldn’t wear this”, “you look like a soccer mom”, and other delightful and ego-boosting comments on that sort. Do your kids do that as well?
Above all, I think that when a piece of clothing ‘feels’ right, that you wear it as opposed to the outfit ‘wearing’ you, you shine a bit brighter. I am a firm believer that confidence is the sexiest outfit you can wear.
What’s your everyday style? Does your Pinterest fashion/style board look like YOU in real life?
Photography : Sandra Fazzino – Art direction FrenchByDesign