Let me begin by saying that I was a huge fan of Brigitte Bardot as a sophomore in high school. An admiration that stemmed from my fascination with the ‘60s. Her beehive hair and enchanting demeanor were features I hoped to emulate. As an impressionable adolescent, I went through the typical phases of adulation that many at that age go through. For instance, I changed my Facebook display picture to Bardot and kept her music in heavy rotation. So it’s only natural that I embrace a trend that is directly inspired by an icon. The Bardot off-the-shoulder blouse seems like a garment taken straight off a woman on the cover of a Harlequin romance novel, but the Fashionistas making this trend happen and Brigitte, for that matter, are no damsels in distress. Leandra Medine and Solange Knowles affirm this.
This particular look also draws inspiration from the Suno resort 2017 collection. Resort collections are dedicated to exploring the luxe of travel fashion and what better time to recreate a look from that season than on the cusp of summer. Suno’s line features a tranquil palette of neutral colors and soft hues that evoke images of the seaside at golden hour. Suno embraces the off-the-shoulder trend, along with wide and tight necklines. It’s evident there’s a lack of accessories in the looks, because the focus falls squarely on the shoulders and collarbones, which have become a popular statement piece in their own right.
In keeping with the collection’s mould, I chose to take a stab at the off-the-shoulder trend with a light blue, short sleeve Bardot top and paired it with a black neckerchief. In bottoms, I’m donning white high-waisted shorts that had previously been relegated to the floor of my mother’s closet. For a worn-in look, I let the wrinkles be—well, that’s my rationale for not ironing them out.
However, deviating from the footwear seen in Suno’s conceptions and going the athleisure route, I opted for white sneakers. I completed my ensemble with none other than my Daniel Wellington watch, which is my staple accessory.