1) The Perfect Purse
Much like finding your soulmate, you’ll know the moment you’ve come across the ideal bag. Both polished and practical, the perfect purse must be able to hold all the little bits and bobs we may need to access throughout our busy days. Ideally, a bag can transition from day-to-night, workplace to after-hour drinks with your girlfriends, so pick a versatile satchel. Black and brown go with everything! That said, so do metallics, skins, and shades of white; and in some cases, those are cooler alternatives. Also, choose a durable fabric meant to last, such as ostrich, crocodile, alligator, python, or other leathers.
Coco Chanel knew a thing or two about fashion, and the visionary designer knew exactly what she was doing when she revolutionized the “little black dress,” which is still a must-have for every lady. Since the 20s, the LBD has been in vogue but has changed in style and form throughout the decades. Chanel saw that black could be elegant, chic and practical.
3) A Bathing Suit That Suits You
This can be a tough one and the process of trying on swimsuits can be a painful one for many. However, it’s important to embrace the hunt and find a suit that makes you feel the best about yourself. Chances are, particularly in Florida, that you will find yourself in a situation that calls for a swimsuit, and I encourage you not to shy away from such opportunities. Instead, take a plunge and find the right, bikini or single that makes you feel comfortable and confident.
4) Dream Jeans
Finding the right pair of jeans can feel like mission impossible, but don’t let that discourage you! There are jeans out there for every body type and in every shade and fashion imaginable. It may be a long and arduous hunt but it’s worthwhile, because the right denim can make you feel taller, sexier and—dare we say—happier.
5) A Signature Piece
Whether it’s a floral scarf or multi jewel brooch, find a signature piece that’s uniquely yours. Jackie O had her trademark shades, Elizabeth Taylor had her jewels (and husbands) and Karl Lagerfeld goes nowhere without his studded black leather gloves; find something that’s distinctly you but remember not to get too gimmicky.