I decided to do a little series on women who inspire style. My fashion icons and inspiration. Jackie is an obvious choice, she took American fashion to a new level. Here are some of the staples of Jackie style and some great pieces you can buy to exude effortless chic.
Oversize Sunglasses. Jackie started wearing these over 40 yrs ago, and we all still wear them!Chic.
Simple, monochromatic palettes. I found lots of pictures of Jakie in one color from hat to shoes. It was always a simple color and a simple silhouette.
Bateau Neckline. Elongates the neck. Also loved by Audrey Hepburn.
Sheath Dresses. Feminine, simple and practical. The sheath dress is sexy and figure hugging while still being refined, classy and conservative.
Pearls. A string (or several) of pearls can instantly complete a Jackie look. You dont need to spend a lot of money on these, even Jackie had fake pearls!
Three quarter length sleeves. The three quarter length sleeve is classic Jackie. Three quarter length sleeves make the arms appear longer and are perfect for highlighting a great bracelet or watch. Many of Jackie's coats had three quarter length sleeves, which she would sometimes pair with white gloves. This look instantly channels 60s glamour.
Simple Accessories. Less is more.
“I think her style was very optimistic, when you really felt that America could accomplish anything. Optimistic in a luxury sense – in the sense that she was living the life everyone wanted to live!" (Cynthia Rowley, designer)
For you, darling...
Some of these are pricier than I normally like to go, but another thing we can learn from Jackie, is to invest in good, quality pieces.
Modcloth. $69.99 Urban Outfitters. $39.99J. Crew. $180. Revolve. $345.
Urban Outfitters. $24
Urban Outfitters. $18.
To complete the J.K.O. look I need to invest in an Hermes scarf, and a Gucci New Jackie bag, of course. I've got to be accurate ;)
Tell me who your style inspirations are!