March 4th, 2019
On My Radar

The Classic Bits

Silk scarves, ladylike dresses, a crewneck sweater over a button-down, a turtleneck under a blazer, and headbands abound. I’m not a fan of the padded headband or a pussy bow, but all the other classic bits get a thumbs up from yours truly. The trick is to not go overboard and risk looking vintagey. Below some looks from the SS19 collections that keep these classic elements modern.

Thank you @tomsamet for the fab pic of your parents.

Burberry scarf, top and skirt, Prada sweater.

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KHAITE

Brook leather belt

THE ROW

Egon nappa leather sandals

LOEWE

Obi leather waist belt

THE ROW

Sora cotton-blend poplin maxi dress

VINCE

Eastwood thong wrap sandals

BOTTEGA VENETA

Leather clutch

THE ROW

Paola strapless crepe midi dress

BURBERRY

Chignon monogram silk-satin scarf

GIVENCHY

Cropped textured-leather biker jacket

REJINA PYO

Lily button-detailed cotton and linen-blend and chiffon midi skirt

DRIES VAN NOTEN

Crepe top

BOTTEGA VENETA

The Pouch gathered leather clutch bag

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  • I especially like the photo of Princess Caroline as a little girl with her mama Grace Kelly, both dressed to go out–not over the top, but no one in ripped jeans, logo t’s, preachy messaging, or athleisure. The women in all photos, past and present, look pulled together, ladylike and . . . modest! Hurray for all that! But I may have reached saturation on Jackie O photos – more and more, I suspect ‘Jackie’s style and taste’ was Bunny Mellon’s style and taste.

    PaulaMarch 4th, 2019  10:56 PM

     
  • Jackie´s style is eternal!! Please, continue posting her photos!

    MenchuMarch 5th, 2019  6:15 AM

     
  • I try to not post a lot of vintage pictures, but this collage is illustrating a point. If modest dressing is the backlash to the Kardashians’ influence on womenswear, I’m all in.

    PrestonMarch 5th, 2019  9:08 AM

     
  • The sweater and skirt with the godets is stunning, as is the model wearing them.

    AprilMarch 5th, 2019  1:12 PM

     
  • Would love to know where I can find that cardigan with snaps! Burberry?

    PaulaMarch 5th, 2019  1:45 PM

     
  • Yes, Burberry

    PrestonMarch 5th, 2019  1:47 PM

     

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