When I got talking to a certain Miss Healey a few weeks back, we began talking about ‘fashion maths’ and the art of putting together a really beautiful, and balanced outfit, and it needn’t be complicated. After endless oogling over gorgeously crafted inspiration boards on Pintrest, tear-outs and cuttings from magazines and endless Googling of several ladies I regard as style icons, I think I’ve finally mastered a fluid and consistent style I will always go to, when in doubt.
Above, using some gems I’ve dug out on the Avenue 32 website, from crisp Oxford shirts, Cutler and Gross sunnies and women’s shoes at Avenue 32– I’ve created an outfit I will always put together when in a wardrobe rut, using the inspiration of some seriously sixties babes; Jackie O (I now need a Kennedy style hat), Catherine Deneuve for some essential Parisian chic and Anna Karina for some general all round fabulousness. There’s something so timeless, diverse and ultimately simple about the style of the sixties- which I’m pretty sure is where it’s charm lies, and pretty much why every girl living in the twenty first century wishes they were born then. The fact you can throw together something so-absurdly school-girlish (see above mood board) or something so completely grown-up and well cut, makes this era one of the most fun and playful to recreate; and certainly something I never tire of experimenting with- be it the clothing or the music…
I’m thinking of perhaps putting a series of these together if anyone would be interested, so do let me know!