Jackie Kennedy’s francophile sense of style is legendary and still being copied today! I’m not ashamed to say that I’m one of those copy cats: Monotone block colours, boxy jackets, straight shift dresses and relaxed riviera style on holiday epitomised the Jackie style and most of these items are represented in my wardrobe.
The other day, I perused TK Maxx and saw this gorgoues sixties dress which screamed “Mad Men” and Jackie. A beautifully tailored shift dress, weaved in a gorgeous emerald green and mustard yellow boucle tweed, all colours that are very much part of the new breath taking Autumn / winter 2016 collection as seen at Prada and Miu Miu.
I’m so happy to see that the 60s fashion trend, initiated with the Mad Men series, shows no sign of abating. Seldom has fashion looked so flattering. The tailoring, the colours, the cuts, the details: Let this trend never stop!
- Kitten heels by Logan
- Printed boucle tweed shift dress by Millie MackIntosh at TK Maxx
- Embroidered beige floral handbag by Dolce & Gabbana
Jackie Kennedy in one of her iconic shift dresses
Prada Rready-to-wear collection AW 2015/2016
Brigitte Bardot as a Ballet dancer and Rebel practicing ballet at the Ballet School as a 15 year old in East Berlin.
As part of our Fashion Sisters series, we are channeling our favourite fashion icons this week, Brigitte Bardot and Jackie Kennedy!
Rebel: Just like me, Brigitte Bardot initially intended to pursue a career as a Ballet dancer before she was discovered as an actress. Her style is super feminine yet casual, I especially love her signature Capri pants and flat ballet slippers.
Look inspired by BB. Below I’m wearing:
Ballet pumps from Pretty Ballerina, floral jeans from Citizen of Humanity, sunglasses from Céline, headscarf from Hermés, black jumper from Tk Maxx.
Romantique: For this week’s sisters challenge, I chose to style myself like Jackie Kennedy! Rebel always says that I look like her, especially my profile. I can’t really see it myself, but I gladly take this compliment on board! After all, Jackie Kennedy personifies good taste.
My favourite fashion eras are the 50s and 60s, the most flattering time for women. Jackie Kennedy’s style repertoire included all of my favourite wardrobe items of this time: Sleek shift dresses dresses, A-line mini dresses, trench coats, midi-heeled shoes and fabulous sunglasses, all worn with an inimitable elegance.
I am wearing:
A-line black mini dress from Max & Co, bug like sunglasses from Chloé, trench coat from Max and Co, mini bag from Gianfranco Ferré.
It is never too late to look back at the days gone by for some inspiration in fashion. The swinging 60s brought a burst of colors with itself. It was the time when designers like Pucci and YSL introduced their unique styles. So the dresses became shorter and more geometric and the prints became brighter and structured. The perfect choice for a 60s retro look would be dress in a mix of colors or mosaic prints.
Mosaic Dress by NINE WEST, Shoes from Tk Maxx
Everybody loves Stella McCartney’s Collections, me too, this spring, it’s the designer’s printed dresses adorned with mesh and embroidery that are proving a hit.
Jackie Kennedy Dress Style 60s Fashion