For my daughters’ big birthdays last month, I gave them each a classic, 16″ pearl necklace. When I told my sister my intention, she promptly sent me her strand saying “At my age I should be wearing them, which is why I don’t.” I, too, have not worn pearls, a knee-length fur, or matching bag and shoes in years—they felt age-appropriate, and not in a good way.
But, maybe my fashion pendulum has swung a bit. I’ve been wearing the above bag and shoes together and love the look. As for the pearls, I’m going to wear them again—oddly, some of the old rules feel fresh.
Image left Vanessa Traina Snow, right © WSJ. Magazine.On My Mind
Long wool blazer
Jamie panelled silk dress
Lila hooded checked wool-blend duffle coat
Sinclair sucked silk-crepe blouse
Collins draped silk skirt
Point-toe navy suede and leather chelsea boots
Doris cotton-gabardine trench coat
55 leather knee boots
Color-block ribbed merino wool turtleneck sweater
Nirvy studded leather sandals
Avery oversized belted two-tone cotton twill trench coat
Scare Crow suede ankle boots