Of course if you know me you are probably thinking about how I go on and on about the 20s inspired looks of a couple of season’s ago and my obsession with the silk wide-legged pants. However, I didn’t want to be THAT predictable but I did want to celebrate my love of Ralph Lauren, my current obsession with Great Gatsby inspiration, and a simple desire to dress classic occasionally.
I’ll let you be the judge of how well, or poorly, I did in interpreting any of that!
The Look: I knew the look would start with a pair of Ralph Lauren pants. Why? Because I own a fair few pair of them…love the wid-legged classic cut…think my tweed pair would be a perfect reference to both Heritage Weekend and Great Gatsby inspiration! Add in my vintage op-shop shirt with a bit of a hunting theme and pull on a pale butter yellow Ralph Lauren pull-over and there is the basis for this look. Simple yet classic weekend dressing. Appropriate in the 20th and 21st centuries.
The Accessories: With the foundation laid in the classics, why stray? Simple vintage copper bracelets, rose-gold Marc Jacobs watch and earrings, and the ever classic hit – a double strand of cream coloured vintage pearls. Grab the Coach handbag and it is screaming classic, town and country woman.
This is the type of look I can spend all of autumn wearing.
I know it’s not that exciting and sometimes classic can be a little too…well…classic! So I add a bit of crazy me in the shoe selection. A pair of Nine-West ankle boots. I bought them because they looked a little like hiking boots but with the high and spiked heel, I won’t be doing much mountain-climbing.
I think they add just that hint of individuality to the look that keeps it from being boring.
What do you think? Classic? Chic? Or shouldn’t have done that?
- I’m Loving – Designer Ralph Lauren (astimegoesbuy.me)