Thursday, February 16, 2012

Spring Wardrobe Ideas

I admit, I am kind of a celebrity personal style junkie.

However, with the exception of Carey Mulligan and Kirsten Dunst, I avoid stalking celebs via paparazzi photos. Those two dress too deliciously to resist a creeper-esque peep when inspiration itches. Instead, I comb my Google and Bing image searches for dressed down vintage stars. These often prove hard to come by, but they are there. Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, or Natalie Wood stripped from their iconic glamour in exchange for something more simple equals magic. Here, cropped trousers, cardigans, ballet flats, big sunglasses, and dresses appear, with some jewelry for kicks.

I love these looks. The make their point without fuss. They exude fashion without trying. Rather, they just are. I decided I should look like that this spring. My Minneapolis lifestyle rarely accommodates outfits decked with bells and whistles. For one, I rarely wear stilettos anymore. But I need to edit my wardrobe so it becomes more "me" and less faux-urbanista. I am Idaho. Let's be real.

This, however, I can handle.

Just ... minimal.


Shybiker said...

I agree. Great post.

Katie Martin said...

Ha I live in Indiana. I know what you mean by wanting a style without "bells and whistles." This isn't NYC! I love the simple fashions. <3


emma wallace said...

Great, great post! It's so enlightening to see WHAT it is that makes them so chic when they're not wearing evening gowns and diamonds. I can't wait to see your new fashion posts!

Shybiker said...

Hi Francy. I follow another blog which often addresses subjects I think you'd enjoy (old movie-stars, etc.). I think of you when I'm reading it. Feel free to take a look:

Self-Dressed said...

I adore this post! great job!


Brooksie said...

Hi Francy! It has been a long time, I had been out of commission for a while. I love the simplicity of your spring style recommendations. They are classic with no complications, yet fun. I love having fun with fashion!