Jackie Kennedy Onassis: Style Icon
The heir to the effortless chic style throne is without a doubt Jackie O. Her style was timeless, chic, and she is perhaps the most influential style icon since Marie Antoinette shook up the French throne at Versailles. All of our style icons have had confidence, ease, and grace, which are not necessarily synonymous with specific styles of clothing. However, they appear to be essential between looking fabulous in an outfit and looking not quite put together properly. Jackie O. inspired millions of women to wear bright colored dresses, sheaths, and wonderful outerwear accented with clean but rich detailing such as bows, lace, oversize buttons, and pattern. It is difficult for a lot of women (myself included) to maintain pops of color during the fall/winter. It is so easy and chic to go more Audrey Hepburn with the head-to-toe black ensemble, but learning how to integrate color into our favorite black attire can help add dimension to any outfit during the winter and make our skin glow more! Here are our favorite looks right now that have been inspired by our style icon Ms. Kennedy Onassis: (below) Our Marc by Marc Jacobs dress is absolutely amazing! The color is so fabulous on everyone and the bow is ever so chic! I’ve seen this paired with a black peep toe stiletto for a very sleek and leggy look and also I LOVE it with sheer black tights and black suede stiletto boots. Imagine with a black overcoat how amazing this look is for dinner – the green just pops from underneath and then once the jacket is off, sitting at the table, the bow frames the neckline oh so perfectly and not in an obnoxious bow sort of way! I am definitely inspired to wear this to work over the next couple of days. This time of year especially, I love finding these bright pops of color to brighten up my look!
Marc by Marc Jacobs Jade Bow Dress
The most stunning dress coat: Hanii Y Black Fur and Lace Detail Coat
Our favorite dress coat of this season (right) is definitely Jackie O meets Nordic-chic. Even for someone who feels that a fur coat can be overwhelming (that would be me), this coat is very easy to wear and super glamourous. There is just the right amount of fur on the top of the coat to keep that glamour yet eliminate the usual bulk that comes along with fur. The lace trim is a bit victorian inspired and softens the graduation from the fur to the coat’s base fabric. What I love most about this coat is that it gives you the perfect opportunity to pair it with a great pop of color underneath – the purple Shoshanna dress underneath shows off the detailing of the coat and softens the bold color of the dress for those of us that need something to ground the boldness. The purple dress under the fur looks very royal to me – and of course now as I write this, I see my subconscious inspiration was also of course The Tudors/ Henry VIII and Ann Boleyn time period. I love purple and black paired together – also very rock and roll chic if edged up a bit with tights and a bootie. This has definitely become my favorite look of the week – for those of you that will be in the store this week – it will be on the mannequin!
More Jackie O’s inspired dresses:
ADAM by Adam Lippes Navy and Black Houndstooth Dress
We already sold out of ADAM’s navy and black houndstooth trousers not only because of their amazing fit, but also the fabric choice was so unique and rich so when this sheath dress (left) arrived in the same fabric we were ecstatic to say the least. The fit is incredible, it is so timeless, and the perfect alternative to wearing an LBD. For a more casual and work oriented lifestyle, Shoshanna’s purple ponte dress below is our final Jackie O. inspiration dress for today. For those of us that love purple (me!) and might not have a more formal occasion to wear her party dress pictured under the fur coat, this ponte dress (below) is extremely versatile. Ponte is an amazing fabric – comfortable, flattering, and versatile. This dress can easily be worn during the day with black tights and flat boots or a ballet flat. To dress it up, pairing it the same way as the party dress (above right) is easy enough or paired with a fitted thin black turtleneck underneath and black tights is a more modern work friendly, cold weather option.
Shoshanna Purple Ponte Dress
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