Ever notice how most of Audrey Hepburn’s iconic photos include cigarette pants and ballet flats? It didn’t matter whether she was wearing cigarette pants with a striped shirt, or a solid colored cardigan, her style always shined with sophistication. It’s no wonder our thoughts go straight to visions of Audrey Hepburn when referencing the 1950s. It was the era that brought us cigarette pants, ballet flats, cardigans, pedal pushers, and style icons Audrey, Jackie, Grace, and Katherine (to name a few).
So it shouldn’t have come as a surprise when the fashions gracing the fall 2019 runways just happened to mimic the 1950s. I bet Betty Draper is damn well pleased to know that her style sense was front-and-center on the runways of Prada, Chanel, Miu Miu, and the likes. Props to the old cliche, “What’s old, is new.” Save it long enough and it will eventually come back in style.
The same can be said for my own style inspiration. It’s a nod to the classic 1950s – simple and casual-chic. Yet, at the same time, versatile enough to take me from 9 to 5 to 9. Today’s attire was no different.
I had to run out to a budget meeting late in the day; and although I didn’t need to dress to the nines, I didn’t want to appear disheveled either. So I put together this look that spoke of comfort, classic, and style.
A classic black pea coat; striped long sleeved shirt; black cigarette pants; classic black ballet flats; and to accessorize? Oversized sunglasses and a wool scarf.
Can you sense a theme here?
What are your 9 to 5 to 9 wardrobe essentials? Which style era do you most resonate with? And who is your style icon?