For Linus, it was his blanket, and in The Devil Wears Prada (the book) it was a white silk Hermès scarf for Miranda Priestly. At Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld incorporates white camellias and quilted bags into each collection, and for Coco Chanel, it all started with the little black dress.
There are thousands, maybe even a million people in the world who are fashionable. They care about fashion and take into account the do’s and don’ts of the season before getting dressed in the morning. With a growing population of fashionistas, we need something to separate one fashionable person from another.
How can you do this? Why, developing a signature piece, of course! No matter how many people buy the same shoes as you, the same bag as you, or the same shirt, if you take one particular piece and wear it like a rockstar, people are bound to start noticing.
Do you have a jacket that you always wear? A pair of shoes that everyone notices? A purse that immediately grabs the attention of strangers, even old men? This is your signature piece! It sets you apart from the rest of the world and gives people something to remember you by.
If you don’t have a signature piece, start looking for one. Think about what makes you different and what kind of image you want to project to the world. Then, start shopping! Eventually, you will find that perfect shirt or accessory, and the rest will be history. Keep in mind that this signature cannot be forced. It is determined by the world’s perception of you and your confidence in yourself as you wear it. It is okay to have a couple of signature pieces, but they will begin to lose value as they grow in number.
You are fabulous, and everyone should know that you are fabulous. Having a distinguished look or that one piece in your wardrobe will make you fabulous and unforgettable. So, bust out your old blanket, tie a scarf around your neck, to match your little black dress, and be GORGEOUS.