You might have a hero piece without even realizing it—a go-to accessory or sexy top or made-for-you pair of jeans that you always feel good in. My hero pieces on days off are a t-shirt and jeans: they're supercomfortable and easy to put together with a laid-back, carefree vibe. (Whether I'm actually feeling laid-back and carefree is another thing altogether! 😋) I love finding ways to make jeans and a tee work at the office, too, so that I can bring that weekend vibe into my work day (e.g. a tee tucked into a pencil skirt, a button-down with jeans). My work hero pieces are pretty simple: slim-fit black pants and oversize button-downs. Sometimes it's a little fun (and necessary!) to be pushed out of our comfort zone though. That's what the hero "reach" piece is all about.
A hero reach piece is a style you really want to try, but you find it a bit intimidating. For me, it was these overalls from Ban.do. I kept going back to them for months before I took the plunge. (I was also waiting for a sale!) So while I took a "fashion risk"—not knowing whether they would work for me—I'm so glad I did. And every time I wear them, the day just feels special-er. I don't think "special-er" is a word, but you get my drift. Here's to taking risks and being brave: with fashion, with life, with everything, whenever we can. 💗
I'm curious, what's your hero piece? And what's your reach piece? (That thing you've had your eye on!)
Photographs by Carrington King