Sophisticated | Polished | Rebel

In my last post, I recommended choosing three descriptive words to hone your personal style. Mine are sophisticated, polished, and rebel. These are the things I want people to resonate with when they meet me.

As you might surmise, each of those words features in varying levels of prominence depending on the situation. Today’s outfit is one I would wear to work, so sophistication and polish take center stage, with just a bit of smoldering rebel in the accessories.

Navy Dress Hooded Trench Bucket Bag

The demure pleated neckline, lightweight wool fabric, and navy color of this Elie Tahari dress reads “sophisticated,” while the chocolate-piped trench and tasseled bucket bag add polish.

Nine West Navy Bow Shoes

Add a bit more polish with bow-topped blue suede heels.

Gothic Ring

Just because you’re dressed for work doesn’t mean you can’t show off the edgier aspects of your personality. The SFW method involves showcasing them through your accessories. This claw-encased ring lands squarely in the rebel camp…

Pyramid Studs

…while these diminutive pyramid studs further the rebel theme.


Three distinct words, but it all adds up to a cohesive look.
Have you been thinking about your three words?

Photography courtesy of Emily Plank Photography.


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