Interesting jackets and blouses are always my go to because I prefer effortless style. If it takes too much work to put it all together,I just won't wear it! I mainly wear black and white or navy blue, but I also love rich jewel tones. I usually look for interesting shapes that are more fitted on the top with defined fitted shoulders.
I have fun with color when choosing shoes and sometimes blouses & jewelry. YSL made such beautiful silk blouses and they are some of my favorites!
One of the things that makes or breaks a piece for me is the quality of the fabric. No matter how creative the design is, poor quality fabric or construction will make it look cheap and not fit well.
Some of my favorite vintage pieces are from Yohji Yamamoto, Alexander McQueen, Geoffrey Beene, Yves Saint Laurent and Valentino and NO ONE makes a white blouse better than Gianfranco Ferre!