What does “less is more” mean exactly? Well, it simply means sometimes something simple is better than something overly complicated.
Today fashion is either under executed where no effort or thought goes into ones beauty, style and accessories or on the fair opposite side of the spectrum you’ll find an individual wearing a little of everything from their closet. I suppose the question is how does someone seeking a classic, yet simple appearance go about just that? Don’t over think it. Fashion is about creating a persona that if you where to walk into a room and not say a word, you’d leave being memorable based on your overall presence. Growing up I admired not only the style from the 1950s I also appreciated the simple vogue from European designers such as Dior, Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent.
“Remember classy doesn’t mean boring or without personality. Dressing classy means dressing elegant and sophisticated. It’s also timeless and elegant.”
While I was styling this stunning Maggy London midi dress with side slit, an urge to not over complicate the overall look with large pieces of jewelry came to mind. I decided to keep it as simple as I possible with just adding a gold victorian slide bracelet, matching earrings paired with a vintage leather clutch. I debated on two shoe options: a plain black leather pump by Vince Camuto or my cherished Kate Spade New York “Laurette” d’orsay pumps (seen above). In this case the black leather pump would have been too simple. When wearing a midi dress with a side slit it is important you provide some detail in the footwear to draw the eye upward.
If you are ever in need of a second opinion on styling an outfit, please feel free to reach out to me through my Instagram account by sending me a direct message. With a decade of retail merchandising and styling experience I am confident we’ll create an outfit that leaves others wanting more.
Maggy London Midi Dress. Gold Victorian Slide Bracelet (similar here).
Gold Rope Earrings (similar here & here). Vintage Leather Clutch (similar here in patent). Kate Spade New York “Laurette” d’orsay Pumps. Maybelline Super Stay Lipstick, Ground Breaker. Cover FX Power Play Foundation. Photography c/o rf_fisher_photography.