In the midst of arm parties, pops of color, statement necklaces, boyfriend watches and all of the other "trends of the moment", I find a breath of fresh air looking back on vintage photos of women such as C.Z. Guest, Jackie O, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Montgomery etc.
The above photo is one that I found on Tumblr and I knew I had to do a post on how chic this look is. Take a day off from your arm parties and bright handbags and instead, showcase your own true beauty instead of your clothes and accessories. I occasionally opt for this simple look, but even for me, it has become more and more obsolete. My favorite neutral, simple outfit is a white Ralph Lauren oxford and J. Crew's cafe capri in a neutral shade such as black, navy or khaki (Note to self: I really need a pair of khaki cafe capris!). As for shoes, I go with simple, un-embellished ballet flats or loafers and a simple watch or monogram ring.
This is one of my favorite pictures of Grace Kelly. Ever. Her pearls are classic, her black dress understated and the headband pulls the hair out of her face. This outfit shows off her true beauty.
This is one of my favorites of Jackie O. She looks stunning in the dark turtleneck and understated, classic watch. Taking the focus off of her style and accessories really helps to show off her natural beauty.
This is another Tumblr picture and again, so simple but so chic. I love the windblown hair, no jewelry, and simple navy and white color scheme. Very nautical and classic! I have both the striped classic boatneck top and the navy shorts so this will be very easy to recreate!
So my goal is now to recreate these simple, understated looks. I will post them in an OOTD post coming soon. What do you think of the simple look? Do you sport it? Have a fabulous day!