Last Friday it was a RePodcast, this Friday it’s a ReVideo – what is the world coming to??
Anna of The Anna Edit recently posted a video of winter additions to her capsule(ish) wardrobe. They’re all retail (shock!) but the reason I wanted to talk about it here is because of how well one of her picks illustrates personal style. At just about 4:00, Anna explains how she has a “thing for emerald green faux fur” and that she’ll search clothing websites just to see if they have anything featuring it.
(If you don’t want to watch the vid, just go to this post to see the faux fur at the top and in the last pic before the embedded video – but really the best look at it is in the video itself.)
You can argue that emerald(ish) green is a current thing. And that faux fur is a current thing. But the two combined are not exactly popping up in every fast fashion store you can think of. No, this love of emerald faux fur is an Anna thing. Just something she personally happens to love. You can tell by the way she talks about it: this stole “makes me feel like Queen or something.” (I will leave it up to your discretion whether she means ERII or Freddie Mercury & co. Personally I think it’s a combination of the two, because wouldn’t that be how you would get a fur stole (ERII) that’s emerald green (Freddie)?)
I think her words signify that this garment has hit her personal style sweet spot. Which makes me wonder – what are those pieces you just love, not necessarily for a logical or articulate reason – pieces that no one else will be chasing, because they’re based not on trends but on your personal gut feeling?
Off the top of my head, mine are:
Frida Kahlo socks
Plaid statement blazer
White/gold v-neck sweater
Gold lame short sleeve top
Snakeskin ankle boots
Blue snakeskin blouse
Velvet rose top
These pieces give my outfits a little funk, adding some pep to my step and ensuring that even when I’m wearing something rather “classic,” I don’t just blend into the wallpaper. I’d love to know what yours are – scroll down to share!
PS I guess with all those metallics I really should have bought these: