Flare Hard: with an Icon
For the last instalment of the Flare Hard trilogy (anyone get the not-so-subtle movie title reference?) we are talking about one of my favourite style icons: Jane Birkin. Although she got her start in the late 60’s, she really rose to fame during the 70’s. So much so, in fact, that Hermes created a bag just for her.
Compared to other fashion icons of her time, she was very understated. There was no glam rock make-up, or crazy disco gold jewelry and sequins. She was girl-next-door meets preppy tomboy, with a relaxed 70’s vibe. White button-ups, t-shirts, relaxed bells, short-shorts, and easy bohemian dresses were her uniform. I may not be starring in films, writing music or running around Paris (well, not yet), but I could easily build my summer wardrobe around these pieces.
To channel Ms Birkin, I suggest keeping it simple. I paired a knit crop top and flares with some simple accessories. A pair of sunnies and a men’s watch, to add a touch of masculinity. She was often photographed running around with no shoes, so I opted for the same look but I’d probably slip my feet into tennis shoes to keep the look relaxed. The perfect outfit to chill in the park, strumming a guitar, perhaps humming ‘je t’aime..’
– Dress like Jane Birkin, act like Jane Birkin – KL