Hello Required2BeInspired readers! I'm Elizabeth, from Starting From Scratch, a personal style and wellbeing blog, and I'm thrilled to be guest posting for Natasha while she's on vacation. Today I wanted to talk to you all about reinterpreting a classic fashion aesthetic for a modern wardrobe.
The original First Lady of Fashion, Jackie Kennedy was most famous for being the style-savvy spouse of the 35th president, John F. Kennedy, Jr. Yet this icon was a graduate of George Washington University and spent the final years of her life as a book editor, and she was the center of great controversy when she remarried (to Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis) not long after her first husband's assassination. Beloved and reviled by the American people in turn, she was nonetheless a source of endless fascination.
Her style reflected the complexity of her character: As a political wife, she sought to embellish her husband's cache without detracting attention from his career, but she managed to always stand out in her ensembles. She made extensive use of colors in her fashion choices, opting for monochromatic looks in bold pinks and yellows. Jackie favored tailored suits, patterned shift dresses, slim white pants, cardigans tied around her shoulders and — of course — her signature pillbox hats and oversized sunglasses.
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Classic Wardrobe Staples
Here are some classic items to help you get started: