Here's what I wore today to do a couple of errands and to go to a very casual dinner with friends. I felt good in this outfit, even though it's as basic as basic can be.
In light of today's post by Angie about adding drama to your outfits, I asked myself which of the ways to add drama were covered:
Hairstyle- hmm, still a work in progress. I like my color with the reddish glaze. I'm still working on achieving the right cut. I'd welcome suggestions! I used to have a short pixie, and there are times I'm tempted to go back to that.
Interesting Footwear and Handbags- Well, I love my new Birkenstocks. Do they qualify? I did carry my little citron mini crossbody, but forgot to include it in the pictures.
Architectural and Avant-Garde Clothing - This shirt has kind of an architectural shape. It's not conventionally flattering with its oversized boxy fit, but I love it, and it's so lightweight and breezy for warm weather, while still having plenty of coverage.
Bold Colors and High Contrast- No, but I'm pretty happy to be wearing head-to-toe  light color, which feels bold to me.
Jewelry- I'm not sure how eccentric mine is, but I think my delicate pendant that is a map of Paris (my favorite city) laser-cut from silver is pretty fun, and I love my ring I got at the art museum gift shop that's a horseshoe shape with discs that fit kind of in between the fingers.
Makeup and Nail polish- Going for a little drama here with a bold fuchsia-pink  lipstick, and soft white nail polish.

So, even though this is a very simple outfit, I hope that there's enough drama added to make it visually interesting. It's an interesting exercise to go through the checklist!

What do you think? I welcome your comments and suggestions!

COS cotton shirt
NYDJ white jeans
Silver Birkenstocks - the GIzeh style works for narrow feet- YAY!

Also, a PSA:
COS is now online in the US! Hooray! It's the higher-end line of H&M, and it's fabulous, and still quite reasonable.
Right now there's 25% off with the code HELLOAMERICA, and free shipping!

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