Style: Glamming up Gingham

When I think of gingham the first things that come to mind are usually old fashioned picnic table cloths and quaint Italian restaurants and the frock Dorothy wore from the Wizard of Oz (one of my & my mom’s favourite movies of all time). gingham2Then I came across these photos of Audrey Hepburn and Jane Fonda and these women look stylish & glamorous.
The fabric that’s been around forever and is more cutesy than sexy, is getting a makeover.

Diane von Furstenberg, Altuzarra and Michael Kors were all inspired to show gingham on their Spring 2015 runways, collectively creating the pattern's renaissance in the fashion world.
Diane von Furstenberg, Altuzarra and Michael Kors were all inspired to show gingham on their Spring 2015 runways, collectively creating the pattern’s renaissance in the fashion world.
Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall

It’s been showing up on designer runways and on everything from cropped pants to suits and dresses. For me, the best way to wear it would be a little bit of fabric here and there like on the heel of a pair of shoes or on a shirt (which seems farm girl style when worn with jeans).

Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner

But these photos are giving us a few more ideas of ways to incorporate it into a wardrobe. From the photos you can see different looks from movie stars of yesteryear to today’s glamour girls.

Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
THE FASHION SHOOT Model Candice Swanepoel is captured by Terry Richardson at the Grand Canyon in Dior for Harper's Bazaar's August 2013 issue, proving gingham can work in almost any location.
THE FASHION SHOOT
Model Candice Swanepoel is captured by Terry Richardson at Monument Valley in Dior for Harper’s Bazaar’s August 2013 issue, proving gingham can work in almost any location.
Brigitte Bardot inspired dozens of style moments, from her iconic cat eye makeup to bouffant hair and black headbands. Here, she proves that a sweet gingham dress can have a sultry side.
Brigitte Bardot inspired dozens of style moments, from her iconic cat eye makeup to bouffant hair and black headbands. Here, she proves that a sweet gingham dress can have a sultry side.

What goes around comes around…or never left.

It fashion girl Alexa Chung
It fashion girl Alexa Chung from “House of Style”

I’m liking it.

Diane Von Furstenburg Spring/Summer 2015 Ad Campaign.
Diane Von Furstenberg Spring/Summer 2015 Ad Campaign.

Source: Bazaar Magazine

Style: The CLASSICS

You can never go wrong with wearing classics. Things that look as good today as days gone by.  Things like…

LBD - Sophia wears a strapless like no other.
The LBD – Sophia wears a strapless like no other.  But we can give it a try.
The Jean Jacket
The Jean Jacket

For your viewing pleasure here are some of my all-time favorites along with the people wearing them.

The worn-in Leather Jacket
The worn-in Leather Jacket
The Tuxedo
The Tuxedo
The White Shirt (Victoria Beckham)
The White Shirt (Victoria Beckham)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Hudson & Kate Hudson (no relation) wear it well.
Jennifer Hudson & Kate Hudson (no relation).

A single-breasted, belted wrap coat is a classic style that flatters curvy girls in all the right places (the belt defines your waist, the diagonal line of the lapels minimizes your bust and the A-line shape skims over your hips).  Kate Hudson is far from voluptuous but shows that a classic long wool coat looks great on everyone.  (If you’re petite, opt for a shorter version so it doesn’t overwhelm your frame). Plus, a good camel coat looks equally chic dressed up or worn with your favorite jeans.

The Cashmere Scarf
The Cashmere Scarf
The Ballet Flats (they don't necessarily have to be Chanel) but these are Très Chic
The Ballet Flat (they don’t necessarily have to be Chanel) but these are Très Chic

 

Perfect white T & Jeans
Perfect white T & Jeans
The Moto Jacket
The Moto Jacket
The Military
The Military
Of Course...Coco
The LBJ.  Of Course…Coco  
A twist on the Classics can't be all bad. Love the bag & distressed boots - Chanel.
A twist on the Classics can’t be all bad. Love the bag & distressed boots – both Chanel, Texas style.
A Classic wearing a Classic.....classily & sexily (is that a word?)
A Classic wearing a Classic.….sexy classisism!

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