11 April 2008

Four Ways - Inspired by Lou Doillon




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.

20 comments:

Sarah said...

yay two of my favorite things (the 4 ways posts and Lou Doillon). I swear, magazines just aren't necessary when, right here you have amazing blogs with great photoshoots (I love place in the post below), celebrity style and advice.

copperoranges said...

you look great in the shorts + tights combo .. i am working up the nerve to wear it next week sometime. i am just afraid it wil come out as skank on me because i am not nearly as tall as you.

The Vancouverista said...

WOW great post!
Seriously.
Love all of these looks. I agree with Sarah above-there is far more inspiration to be found on blogs than in mags these days.

Hyacinth Girl said...

The second outfit has to be my favorite. Those trousers are great on you and look quite stylish with suspenders.

I just want to say, I love checking your blog everyday to see how your style is evolving. You've definitely inspired a couple of my outfits. :)

LML said...

love the 2nd! those are the best looking highwaisted trousers i have ever seen, ever.

sarah mendelsohn said...

i love all the outfits, there great. and lou dillon is an amazing fashion icon. im lovin your blog.

Annie said...

i really like the third look its so cute.

Zoƫ said...

i love it! especially the 4th one!

dreamecho said...

oh, my! i found your blog via only shallow (she linked to you because you're going to make a skirt for her). anyway, i thought the name "sally jane" sounded familiar, so i clicked on the link...lo and behold, here are photos with that familiar and distinctive brick wall and personal style. i say "familiar" because i just won one of your auctions! it was the black and white checkered knit skirt. i already got it and i love it! i'm going to add you to my links -- i hope you'd like to exchange!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-another excellent post!You are definitley a style inspiration-I love the 2nd picture, those jeans are ace!

Maxie said...

wow you totally look like her!

puf! said...

the grey jeans are perfect!

purple-scara said...

wow, i'm really insprired by your post. and i too, just realised that i do have lots of clothes in that style in my closet.

NewlyInspired said...

Those jeans are super cute! I must have them :) LOL! Great style looks. I love your blog and have linked you. Feel free to link back if you like. Great job!

Nadine said...

I really like the last look :). You're shoes are amazing.

Sally Jane said...

Thanks so much for all of your comments!

dreamecho: What a small world! I'd love to see a picture of you wearing the skirt.

newlyinspired: I'll definitely check out your blog. Thanks!

styledigger said...

oooh, i love that hat! braces make those combinations very sophisticated. I can't explain it precisely in English, I just love it.

August said...

I love the high-waisted jeans! And you're lucky enough to be able to pull them off because those lovely, long, lean legs.

because im addicted said...

ohh i love them all and perhaps the top 2 the most!!

lou said...

this photo is so cool ,I love lou doillon ,I'm french and my english is so bad ,sorry ,your blog is so cute and cool !!