My pre-pandemic fall/winter wardrobe consisted of many black and grey jackets. Not so much vibrant color. But I do have two (two? two!) gold jackets.
Perhaps some of you have forgotten this bright gold corduroy jacket?
It’s just the thing to bridge the leap from winter to spring. Corduroy is right for cooler temperatures, but the gold is like a ray of sunshine.
I’ve paired the jacket in classic pandemic style with: a tie-dyed t-shirt, white cropped jeans (with many s-t-r-e-t-c-h fibers in the denim), an enormous brooch, a belt that cannot be seen on Zoom but is giving me a sense of completion, and loafer-mules.
For closet staples, can one have too many? I don’t think so.
Those staples, for me, are:
O.K. I can see, looking back over it, that this list is weird.
I check YOOX several times a year for yellow belts — which yields a very a manageable number of choices to sift through. This one cost $6.
Everything is in full bloom in Washington. This shot gives you a sense of how pretty all of our delicate fruit trees and flowering bushes are. There is a lilac bush just down the street that smells heavenly.
And now, for the star of the show, a Lilian Asterfield brooch. It’s almost like a corsage.
The brooch is the newest Lilian Asterfield brainchild. It’s perfect for someone who is not quite ready to take the ascot plunge, but is hankering for something out of the common way.
And now I must ask, Directorate: What is your weird closet staple? Meaning, what is the thing that you keep buying and, if asked, would say is a cornerstone of your personal style, that no one else considers “a staple”?