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I’m not quite feeling too well today, so I thought I’d take advantage of the fact that I’m laying in bed all day and write a little something about the beauty of simplicity.
When I wore the Stella McCartney jumpsuit last week and was stating that it was probably the most gorgeous piece I have ever been able to wear, one of my readers commented saying it was just extremely ordinary in her eyes and if I could explain what’s so special about a piece like this.“It looks extremely ordinary, I don’t see anything special on it. I must confess I don’t understand all the fuss. But I don’t mean it bad. I really don’t understand why such pieces of clothing are considered good fashion when they look so ordinary to my eyes. Do you think you could one day write a post explaining why a piece like this is so special? I would like to know why (and by ‘you’ I mean also the readers of this blog) you think it’s so beautiful. Regards.”
Of course everybody’s free to have their own opinion and share it, especially here on my blog, but I’ll try to explain why a ‘simple’ piece like this is so special to me.
I guess first of all it’s something very personal. I, for example, could easily fall in love with a plain marble grey t-shirt. More easily than with a statement jacket in a bold color. When I go shopping, I go for pretty fabrics and pieces that are well tailored or cut, rather than for pieces that are super on trend this season. It’s not something I can exactly put my finger on, it’s just little details that make the difference.
With the Stella McCartney jumpsuit it’s the fabric, the way it’s cut in the back, the fact that it fits so well and doesn’t show any details of the boobs when I bend over, that extra piece of fabric that’s hanging over the behind, the perfect wideness of the pants, the fact that it’s timeless but still super fashionable. AND it’s a Stella!