Style inspiration arrives from all corners, right? My fellow bloggers are the most relied-upon stylists I choose to copy, or at least borrow from. Streetwear and the occasional lady-mag provide ideas, and of course Pinterest – the latest and greatest time-sucker on the internets – brings ideas from all over the world to our screens.
Women from television and film have also inspired me with their style. From Mary Tyler Moore and Ally McBeal to the non-fictional gorgeous young Queen Elizabeth II of The Crown, to the singular Victoria from the BBC series. I can’t dress like Victoria does, but her “everyday dresses” are sublime. Oh, to roam in her closets.
Here are a few other closets I’d like to play in, and I’d love to hear your own inspirations:
Phryne Fisher from Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. She is a dish in 1920’s Australia, with chic bobbed hair, red lips and the most sumptuous lounging-around-the-house outfits ever. She’s never seen looking anything short of smashing, and I feel shame as I type this in my husband’s gym pants and striped socks. What we can translate from Miss Fisher’s closets to our own: flowy kimonos, long lines, midi length skirts, and a warehouse of fabulous hats.
Fay Dunaway as Bonnie, in the 1967 movie. She’s complete perfection in her beret, skinny knit blouses and silk squares. I need that just below-the-knee skirt, and Warren Beatty looks fine too.
Jessica Jones, the Marvel superhero. Ha! From the sublime to a gritty, Lower East Side uniform. Jessica does this rough and tough look well, always gorgeous while projecting an air of “I couldn’t care less how I look.” I’m not super-hero enough to pull off the tank top, skintight jeans and leather jacket look, but she’s inspired me to simplify and wear the same outfit two days in a row.
Stay fabulous and enjoy every sandwich, xo
Some pieces to browse that might strike a spark: