Well well… I did it again. Or rather, I DIDN’T do it again. I’m talking about posting on the blog. I really need to work on my time management, meaning that I didn’t have three or four posts up my sleeve, totally ready and waiting to be uploaded. I would have needed them though, since I had the flu and felt like crap the whole week (also want to plead that as an excuse for the lack of news here).
Maybe some of you saw last week’s post on Trendsylvania, where I shared some tips on how to relax, and the Mister and I had already shot another outfit last week that I wanted to show you. I just didn’t find the strength (entry drama queen) to compose a text for the post. But anyways, here it is now, a super simple look incorporating a true fashion staple piece, the striped shirt.
Coco Chanel, to me one of the greatest and most inspiring women ever (I’ve read several books about her and also saw the movie with Audrey Tautou), not only invented the little black dress, she also made Breton stripes a fashion statement. Inspired by French sailors that wore blue and white striped cotton shirts as a uniform, Chanel incorporated this style into fashion and wore Breton shirts with wide-legged pants. The French haute volée followed suit and wore stripes all along the French riviera – a new trend was born. In later years, the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick, and Jean-Paul Gaultier wore Breton shirts in movies and pictures and thus immortalized the trend.
I’ve owned a lot of striped shirts over the years, but I have to say this one might be my fave so far – oversized, super long sleeves, what’s not to love? I’ve paired it with grey skinny ankle jeans from Zara (last year, similar here) and a black, long trench coat from Hallhuber (also last year, similar here or here). The bandana, knotted in the front to make it look a little maritime in combo with the shirt, is from Levi’s, and the ostrich bag is vintage from my granny.
Another, „newer“ classic is the Adidas Superstar sneaker. I know some of you will be sick and tired of these kicks, and I myself refused to buy them last year – Superstar overdose, virtually. But eventually I caved and got them about two weeks ago, because after all, they still look pretty cool and I already liked them years and years ago when I was still in school (I owned a pair of white ones with silver stripes). Back then, they already were quite popular and lots of my friends also wore them, so I guess some trends come in waves and it’s fine to jump on the bandwagon if you’re into certain items. As long as you don’t buy them just because they are trendy.