January 25th, 2024
On My Inspiration Board

Vogue France: Styling Inspo

Last July I started my style re-evaluation. Can’t say I’ve progressed very far, but images like these in February Vogue France inspire me to shake things up a bit. Stylist Taylor Angino’s clever layering on Suzi de Givenchy is on my inspiration board.

  • Trousers over a skirt? I don’t think so.

    Lisa EastmanJanuary 25th, 2024  7:04 AM

  • Interesting. It looks like the striped shirt was tied around the waist over the jeans, but instead of the shirt tied in the front per usual, the tie is positioned on the side (or back). I love the tunic/skirt/dress-over-pants look.

    Susan WJanuary 25th, 2024  9:14 AM

  • I love it Preston. I like an apron look, particularly Rosetta Getty’s long, short, or sleeveless apron tees. I also may have worn a dress over jeans once or twice in the 90’s.

    Robyn TJanuary 25th, 2024  5:12 PM

  • I love it as a “look” and I definitely wore dresses over pants in the day but now my fuse is (unfortunately) too short and I hate if it bunches between my legs. Silly. Will admire on others.

    SueMJanuary 25th, 2024  6:32 PM

  • What I see here are great fundamentals: white t-shirt with polish, slim white denims, a blue blazer/jacket, fairly sensible block heel slingback, and a (very) stylish small black crossbody. What makes the look bright and sing, is the added accessory (not sure if it’s a scarf, blouse, skirt?) nonchalantly tied at the waist. What is truly chic is when our accessories or another piece from the closet shows up and is worn in unexpected ways and has a function. When I traveled last fall for a few weeks, a long time for me, a wonderful sales associate turned my attention more to the accessories I was taking and less focus on ‘my clothes.’ It was a brilliant plan – my clothes were favorites, basics, things I felt good in and suited the climate, but she helped me make some purchases which allowed me to wear everything in different ways. Day-touring-to-cocktails-to-dinner. In particular, she steered me towards a gorgeous pattern silk georgette scarf which I wore at my neck with a dress for dinner, threw over my shoulders as a shawl, wrapped at my waist over a swimsuit, our just carried because it was a beautiful textile. Keeping it simple, getting the silhouette right (which is accomplished in photo above), then wear in a personal way with a favored accessory or piece of clothing. It also helps that the model is smiling, looks happy, and there’s a child in the photo. Plus stripes and polka dots are super chic in my view.

    PaulaJanuary 25th, 2024  11:29 PM

  • Hard to believe Vogue would have this “look”. Nothing creative or sophisticated about it.

    LesesneJanuary 26th, 2024  12:26 AM

  • Love you and your take on everything … but I gotta say I always love reading Paula’s comments above. She is a gem whoever she is !

    DebJanuary 26th, 2024  12:34 PM

  • Preston, you don’t need any style inspiration. You are your own muse.

    Swanee SchubaJanuary 26th, 2024  9:09 PM

  • Paula is spot on here. She nailed it with her analysis of this look. It’s so refreshing and original.

    SLFJanuary 27th, 2024  12:20 AM

  • I am obsessed with the Chanel bag worn
    cross body.. Right before Covid struck I got something similar at Chanel London. That bag lifted my spirits on Covid Walks for three years!!! Please send details on this one.

    PattyJanuary 27th, 2024  9:24 AM

  • Another Paula fan here, she’s always on point. And since based on previous posts I believe you’re in Kansas City, Paula, at what retailer was that brilliant sales associate working? (I recently moved from KC but still visit!)

    Lisa MacJanuary 28th, 2024  4:07 PM

  • This community is the best. I adore Paula’s commentary and support the approach of a beautiful versatile piece, such as a scarf. I resonated with Patty’s comment of a purchase to lift spirits; in my opinion, that’s what fashion and beautiful pieces are meant to do. I love seeing children in editorial shoots, as it gives me inspiration to dress well while also chasing my toddler around. Marcheline Isabelle

    MarchelineJanuary 28th, 2024  9:05 PM

  • Gratitude for Preston’s fantastic edits and commentary, all of which inspire terrific conversations throughout the KIC community!

    Lisa Mac, regret to report the sales associate referenced is in NY.

    PaulaJanuary 29th, 2024  2:31 PM

  • I’m with you on the journey to evolving. I was just too bored!!
    I’ve tried the 3-word Allison Bornstein approach: 1st – a practical word (classic), 2nd – aspirational word (elevated – classics but ‘great’) , and 3rd – emotional word ( sassy – which can be undone, sensual, playful – the unexpected).

    Opens but door without betraying my classic heart!

    SundaeJanuary 30th, 2024  5:54 AM


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