First of all, thanks so much for all of your suggestions after my last Four Ways post. I got a lot of great ideas that I will be incorporating into some future posts. Now, on to today's post...
In a recent post I cited Lou Doillon as a great wardrobe inspiration and many of you agreed. I think what's so special about her is she always manages to look both classic and completely modern without ever looking like she's trying too hard. It seems that she achieves this by mixing vintage pieces with newer ones and always throwing in one of her signature men's wear inspired flourishes. Namely, a pair of suspenders and a fedora. She also seems to favor neutral tones and high waists. I realized that I have a lot of these items already in my closet and I'm not utilizing them. I rummaged around and threw together four looks that are inspired by Lou. This isn't meant to directly mimic her as much as it is to show that you can put together a look using basics you already have hanging in your closet.
- First I paired a lacy white vintage dress with a little boy's blazer. I finished it off with black tights, socks and oxford heel and of course the fedora.
- Next, a wardrobe basic of jeans and a tee get taken up a notch with a high waist and suspenders.
- Another fun, casual look pairs high waisted vintage cut-offs with black tights and flat boots. I topped this off with super soft layers of vintage shirts.
- Last, my favorite jeans get a little girly with a flowery vintage blouse and frilly heels. The hat and suspenders give the look a little edge and keep it from being too sweet.