I’m very much into bygone era style, lately I’m truly starting to wonder if I was born in the wrong decade. The 40’s, 50’s and 60’s are most definitely becoming my favorite time periods to look back on for fashion, but most notably the late 50’s and early 60’s.
Grace Kelly has to be one of my favorites from the past. She is stunningly beautiful but also so very elegant. The way she dressed and the way she carried herself are inspirational. She is an icon, and one very clear thing I notice about Grace: most everything, with very few exceptions, is something I would wear presently. It is all extremely classic and ladylike. There’s even a photo of her in a simple button down, denim and brown leather loafers…which is a trio of pieces I wear often. She was also photographed in a lot of neutrals such as cream, camel, navy, black, etc. It just goes to show that investing in classics and neutrals will not let you down!
Her status gave her access to limitless possibilities with plenty of designers and high-end labels to fill her closet. Not many of us have that luxury, so I’ve easily recreated one of her classic looks with pieces I already owned and that are extremely affordable.
From Head to Toe:
Scarf (as a headband): $10.99 from Amazon
Cat Eye Sunglasses: less than $15 from Amazon, in shade Tortoise
Pearl Button Cardigan: This cardigan, unlike some other items you’ve seen me post, actually came with the pearl buttons. I did not, in fact, have to sew my own buttons on. Unfortunately this piece is years old and is by a brand I cannot link. If you search online for any black pearl button cardigan you may be able to find an available version.
White Sleeveless Blouse: I opted for a pique, knit polo from J. Crew for this outfit but this piece could easily be swapped out for a linen or lighter cotton collared blouse.
Khaki Cropped Pants: I love this brand (Briggs) because they are a low price point for a high quality multi-functional piece. These pants can easily go from day to night and the fabric is machine washable, wrinkle resistant, and has a very comfortable stretch to it. Because I’m on the shorter side these “capris” hit me more at a kick-crop length when I’m standing, which I love. And best of all, no need to have them tailored.
Cap Toe Flats: I don’t have to say much about these, they go with everything and you can find this style almost anywhere at a low price point or you can splurge on a Chanel pair which are on my wish list since I wear this style of flats so often.
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