Signature item: why you should own at least one

Signature item: why you should own at least one

What is a a signature item? Do you actually need one?
Every woman has a signature style, whether they know it or not. A signature style is simply your personal style, a combination of clothes that make you feel pretty, confident and comfortable at the same time.

As we grow older, our taste becomes more refined and sophisticated. We start to see the benefits of investing in better and more durable clothes even if they’re a bit more expensive. We don’t mind paying more for our clothes as long as they are made from excellent materials and are guaranteed to last for many many years.

In this context we’ve already wrote about the importance of curating a capsule wardrobe, so this time we will focus on the signature item. The signature item should be a part of your capsule wardrobe and it’s a piece that it’s strong on its own; it’s the one that makes an impact.
We will quote the authors of “How to be Parisian Wherever You Are” on this matter as they put it so beautifully:

“The Parisienne’s signature item is that vital detail that brings her outfit together, from head to toe.
You don’t have to spend a decade’s worth of salary on your wardrobe, or flaunt designer brands the whole time. All you need is one signature item: the one you wear when you need to feel strong.”

Examples of signature items

You don’t have to copy another person’s signature item just to have one. In time, a special item will “speak to you” and you will know it’s the one. But there’s nothing wrong in looking at some of the most commonly chosen signature pieces. You can never go wrong with classic, timeless pieces.

  • Leather jacket
  • Cashmere sweater
  • A cashmere sweater is great with jeans…and just about everything else. Plus, you can’t have enough and should have several, if possible in different colors!
  • Silk blouse
    A silk blouse will always make you look put together and lady like, even on days when you feel bloated and not so glamorous.
  • Your perfect jeans
  • Choosing jeans that fit you as perfectly as a second skin is no easy task, but once you find yours, they will easily become a signature piece in your wardrobe.
  • Ballet flats
  • Your favorite pair of stilettos
  • A pair of great sneakers
  • Trench coat
  • A special handbag
  • The good blazer
  • White tee
  • An LBD (little black dress)
  • It’s no secret that every woman should have one. Nothing looks as elegant and sophisticated as a little black dress and nothing is quite as versatile.
  • A luxurious set of pajamas
  • Who says pajamas are just for sleeping? Stylish people curate their wardrobe from outerwear to active and sleepwear as well.
  • Great sunglasses
  • A great turtleneck
  • A wrap coat

“The signature item is an attitude. It is the gun in your holster that makes you feel well dressed and invincible.”

– How to be Parisian Wherever you Are

Whatever your signature item ends up being, it should be something that you invested on because you love it. It should be bought with your own money so you can see it as a symbol of your own style and independence.

“I bought this for myself. I earned it and it makes me happy”.

– How to be Parisian Wherever you Are

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