Style Icon: Jackie O

Happy Birthday Jackie O!

Jackie Kennedy Pillbox Hat

Today marks the 84th birthday of this famous First Lady! But Jackie Kennedy was more than just a First Lady, she was a fashion icon who revolutionized women’s fashion in the 1950’s and 1960s. She was inducted into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1965 and continues to inspire women’s fashion today!

She is known worldwide for her iconic look of clean suits, sleeveless A-line dresses, low-heel pumps, and pillbox hats. The “Jackie” look has been copied by more women than any other First Lady. Here’s how you can get the “Jackie” look:

tumblr_n5s9b5f2N11rd11tco1_500Invest in a good pair of sunglasses.

This style icon was known for her iconic sunglasses. They were the finishing touch to any outfit. When searching for your own pair of sunglasses, be sure to find the best style for your face shape.

 Less is more.

There’s a reason why Jackie O is a symbol of style and grace. She kept her outfits simple and elegant. Stick to timeless pieces for a classically chic look. For example, wear simple jewelry, like pearls, for instant elegance. You don’t need to keep up with trends to be stylish.

Invest in a quality jacket.

This First Lady loved a good jacket! Look for pieces that will last a long time and can be worn in various ways. Most importantly, choose a jacket that is figure-flattering! Look for the right cut for your body type before purchasing this investment piece.

Don’t be afraid of Black and White.

An iconic Jackie O look involved pairing black and white in an outfit. She preferred black on top and white on bottom. Look for white pants or a white A-line skirt to pair with a simple black top.

orig-15232991Find the right fit.

Make sure that your clothes fit correctly, neither too big or too small. There’s no point in investing in wardrobe pieces that don’t fit correctly for your body type. Befriend your tailor to make sure that you’re always looking elegant and chic.

Jackie Kennedy will be remembered as more than just a stylish First Lady, but a fashion icon who continues to influence women today!

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