How to Make Sophisticated Style Unstuffy

July 15th, 2009

Sophisticated Meets Rugged
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Recall classic sophistication, a la Jackie O and Audrey Hepburn, in an elegant boatneck and drapey skirt.  But keep it modern by adding a twist–a touch of ruggedness juxtaposed against WASPy old-world style.  Here’s how to get the unstuffy yet sophisticated look:

1.  Start with an elegant white top in a classic shape.  We love the boatneck style for how it frames the face - and visually elongates your neck.  Bonus style and figure flattery points for the bow tied at the waist.
2.  Slip on a drapey skirt.  We love how the deep royal blue pairs with the bright white top.  Plus, the drapiness of the skirt contrasts with the more structured feel of the top.
3.  Acccessorize with pieces that bridge the ladylike and the outdoorsy: a tailored, chain link purse and a pair of distressed flat boots.  The distressed boots make the look feel like it doesn’t take itself too seriously - yet isn’t the result gorgeous?

How would you un-stuffify sophisticated, classic style?  Share your style with us in the comments!

Entry Filed under: Ready Made Outfits, Women

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. JenX  |  July 16th, 2009 at 6:30 am

    beautiful. I love it.

  • 2. Donna  |  July 16th, 2009 at 6:47 am

    Great look! I never would have thought to pair those boots with the top and skirt!

  • 3. Sal  |  July 16th, 2009 at 7:12 am

    Holy moly, I’m in LOVE. With the entire ensemble!

  • 4. Trisha  |  July 16th, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Glad you like! BTW–those boots are rather expensive, but you can get a similar look with inexpensive boots by distressing them yourself with sandpaper.

  • 5. fathenry  |  July 16th, 2009 at 11:48 am

    this is fantastic, thank you!

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