I just started a new book (The Two Doctors Górski) and I’m already drawn in by this description of the protagonist’s clothing:
“For the first session of the graduate seminar, she wore a brownish lipstick, and her classiest skirt with the big plaid and no elastic, and a shawl she'd knitted from yarn with a dull sugary sparkle, in a pattern designed to look like human DNA. Then she'd taken the shawl off. It was an affectation for the old Annae, the one who had always tried to please-others, and herself. The skirt was dangerously close to being affected too, with its velvet ribbon trim, but it was also uncomfortable, which showed that she was a serious person.“
Do you have any such saved quotes that appeal to you?