I originally wanted to write this month’s blog about the importance of taking care of oneself, especially as the seasons start to change and many around the country get hit with the cold. But I’d rather use the space to focus on the importance of being an individual; be yourself! and why, when it’s done right, being chic is an act of power and self-expression.
I recently posted across my social media pictures of young celebrities caught at events wearing the same designer clothes. I don’t do this to shame anyone, but to illustrate a frightening trend where it’s easier and better to dress like someone else, rather than be yourself.
It can’t be denied the French have mastered the art of being chic. It’s in their food; their wine and clothes and attitude. It’s that “thing” … that certain je ne sais quoi … you know it when you see it, but it’s oh so impossible to define!
October is the perfect time to address being chic because it’s when all the designers and stores unveil their amazing accessories, clothes, boots and so on. It’s overwhelming and tempting to wear everything all at once.
But that’s the number one rule, I think, to being chic: Keep it simple. Use one, maybe two, pieces in your full attire (bag included) to speak for you when you walk into any room. Ultimately, this means being true to yourself when you’re shopping --buy for you, and not because it’s trendy.
I promise to blog soon with my secret tips to take care of yourself through the winter!
In the meantime, here’s my fabulous cocktail recipe, which is a fun way to embrace all things chic for a bon vivant life!
Carole’s “C’est Chic” Cocktail – The perfect aperitif
- 3 parts Aperol
- 2 parts Prosecco
- 1 part soda water
- Slice of Orange
Mix all ingredients, pour over ice and garnish with orange slice.
Jewels for a Bon Vivant Life