Jackie Kennedy Onassis is well-known for her sophisticated sense of style. From her pastel dresses to her wide-leg pants, she demonstrated an appreciation for the art of fashion that did not go unnoticed. Needless to say, she is a style icon who remains an inspiration to all admiring Fashionistas. One of my favorite accessory combinations that she put together were her scarves and oversized sunglasses. This is a great combo to wear during any season. During the spring, sunglasses tend to be a necessity that no one should leave their dorm or apartment without. A printed silk scarf is another accessory that is easy to add to any look during every season.
Today’s Fashionista has put together a sophisticated and chic ensemble with these two great accessories. She keeps her look simple but classy with a pair of black pointed toe flats, dark wash skinny jeans and a well-fitting black coat. She lightens up her darker ensemble with a printed white scarf that immediately pops out. Her beige purse is the perfect size for running errands or going out for lunch. When you’re not going to class or the library, all you really need is a bag that can hold your wallet, phone, keys and lipstick.
What I love the most about her outfit is her scarf and sunglasses combination. It gives a modern day nod to Jackie O’s great sense of accessorizing and serves a practical purpose on a sunny and breezy day. I like how she fully showcases the whimsical floral print of her scarf by keeping the bulk of it wrapped in the front of her shirt. Her oversized sunglasses also look great with the scarf and the shape keeps her look more contemporary.
Although we don’t all have the budget of a First Lady to endorse our shopping habits, you can still attain the classic Jackie O style like this Fashionista has done. For a more modern inspired ensemble, start with skinny jeans and a pair of black pointed or square-toe flats. Continue your look with a striped shirt or button-down. For outerwear, stick with a classic khaki toned or black trench. Now that spring is here, it’s safe to put away your heavier jackets and coats. For accessories, pick some retro-inspired pieces. These Tortoise Bellissimo Oversize sunglasses would make a statement and look great paired with this Ungaro Vintage printed scarf.
Spotted: The Marni fall 2012 ready-to-wear collection has a cool ’60s vibe and includes some amazing oversized sunglasses.