Whether it’s an Evening Dress, a Little Black Dress, or Pencil Skirt, there’s just something CHIC about a cultivated look that tops it all off with the perfect Accessory.
Whereas layering several Statement Pieces onto one outfit is itself a ‘look,’ fashion deftness is what brings forward the Haute Look and keeps us away from the ‘Sin of Overdressing.’
Taking a lesson from these photos of stylish European Women seen on the streets of Paris this year, we can see just how elusive a sexy look can be. But try to master it, we must!
In an effort to distill the essence of the perfect Haute Look for Wedding, Evening, Day, or StreetWear in all its effortless yet refined history, let’s start with what we know truly, always and forever works:
#1 – Choosing Gowns, Dresses and corresponding Wrap Accessories which are more ‘Body-Skimming’ and less ‘Body-Revealing.’ Keeping our focus on our ‘Silhouette’ will bring forward results that are ultimately more sensual and sympathetic to the differing sizes, shapes and ages that we bring to either our Street Wear or our Wedding Party.
#2 – Paying strict attention to our Wardrobe Coordinates, we allow our Accessories to float on a solid canvas that blends our look together. Whether it’s topping our Blue Gown with an Embroidered Beige Silk Stole Wrap with diamond earrings and wristlet, wrapping a Black Silk Cashmere Shawl Wrap over a Black and white Evening Dress on the way to the Theatre, embracing our shoulders with a Silver Lilac Shawl Wrap over a Little Black Dress for an Evening Dinner event, out On-the-Town during Paris Fashion Week in a Lace Evening Dress and White Vintage Fur Stole Cape around our shoulders, tying a Pastel Blue Gray Silk Stole Wrap around our neck over a Floral Day Dress on a shopping trip, or jetting off to the Monet Museum with a Silk Foulard Wrap tied at our neck, our goal is to unify all elements into a seamless whole.
#3 – Without question we ‘Go-For-The-Flow’ in our ensemble. Nothing starched or stiff will do – and that goes for hair as well. A simple twisted chignon pulled off the face, pinned or sleek looks romantic against the highlights of either an Embroidered or Floral Graphic, Silk Satin or Silk Chiffon Stole wrapped around our natural looks that we meld together for a natural glow.
#4 - We strive to 'delight' those who behold us! While some of us hold firmly to the belief in neutral monotones in our Gowns and Dresses, we nonetheless uphold the truth that every Chic French or Italian Woman knows is essential: The One Flirty Item. Of course, lovers of White Stole know that One Silk Stole or Shawl Wrap – whether floral, graphic, embroidered or embellished with our black eyeliner and heels will steal the day for us!
#5 – In our hearts and minds we know that nothing cheap will satisfy us. We are prepared to INVEST for the long haul in a Couture Silk Stole, Scarf or Foulard Classic Wrap that will act as a cornerstone in our wardrobe throughout the years to come. And exist as the Perfect Accessory no matter at what age we wear it. We are passionate about keeping our Luxe Silk Stole Wrap Accessory in immaculate condition to allow us to wear and treasure it for life…and simply change our clothes around it!
#6 – We don’t hesitate to BE BOLD. Whereas this thinking begins with our lingerie and lace stockings under our well-cut basics cut to flatter our bodies, it ends with eccentric touches in our Luxe Accessory. Since our goal is to find what we love and make it our ‘Signature,’ we choose our Silk Stole or Shawl Wrap piece for ourselves or those in our entourage to take pleasure in ‘being a woman’ in love with…herself!
#7 – We eliminate too much of anything that will take the spotlight off our glowing Silhouette...whether that be clashing colors, blush or lipstick, too much gloss, too much hairspray, too many baubles, too many ruffles, or too many bouquets!
#8 – Above all, we Bedazzle. Our goal is to allow our One Perfectly Stunning Wrap Accessory to steal the show!
View White Stole’s entire collection for size and color ranges of Stoles, Shawl and Foulard Wraps, Vintage Stoles, and Cape Boleros for purchase, or rental, on our website.