These days style seems to be about "more is more".
Me? I have always prefered minimalism in my clothes with 1 stand out accessory.
I have never been able to layer & layer & pile up baubles despite what the fashion press says.
So I "get" Diana Vreeland's statement, "elegance is refusal".
I saw recent pictures of Princess Letizia of Spain and boy, oh boy do I now have a smug look on my face.
These two photos say it all.
Simple colours, simple shapes,
classic, yes, but with a 2011 edge, namely:
* the chunky shoes
* the cropped pants, with narrow ankles
* pleats at waist creating fullness at the hips
I adore this woman's style.
PS: This is the princess with Carla Bruni Sarkozy - she is at the left of the photo below. I love this photo too!