Who Said Horizontal Stripes Weren't Flattering?
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Hey there, sailor! As
school that-which-shall-not-be-named approaches, and the last wisp of summer lingers in the air, it is important to stay cool, stay classy, and stay in the summer moment as long as possible. So, for my first (of many! Check back every Sunday!) weekly posts about inspiration, I encourage you to incorporate all things nautical into your farewell to summer look. The sailor shirt was originally designed in Brittany, France for French seamen. Called the Breton shirt or "the Mariner," the shirt was made part of the uniform for the French Navy because it made sailors easier to locate after having fallen overboard. The shirt was made famous by the notable Pablo Picasso, Edie Sedgwick, and Brigitte Bardot. Taking cues from the men (and women) in stripes is not only very French, but also very modern when done right. And, any combination of French chic and modern vibe gives an appearance of mystique, intrigue, and a "too-cool-for- school" attitude. (get it?)