STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Becoming Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot was one of the most influential fashion icons of the 1960s and several of the styles she made famous are still making their way into today’s fashions. Whether it was on the beaches of St. Tropez or Armação dos Búzios, Bardot popularized bikinis and was spotted wearing gingham, stripes, tight white jeans and leather sandals. It was her simple, timeless and effortless looks that were not only chic, but created a new minimalistic glamour.

I spotted this Fashionista on her way to class donning Brigitte Bardot’s effortless class. Her simple striped dress is great for going to class or grabbing coffee with a friend and the belt helps to define her waist and create a silhouette. This Fashionista chose to accessorize with a basic pair of Ray-Ban aviators, a shape suitable for all faces, and simple makeup.

An important lesson to learn from Brigitte Bardot is that no matter how simple the outfit, it is the subtle accents that should be played up. This Fashionista opted for a peacock blue, as opposed to the traditional navy, and the gold hardware on her sandals brightens the tan leather.

For a day in the city or while out to dinner with friends, pair the Joie Shasta Top with Vince’s Ankle Skinny Jeans in white. Top the outfit with accessories that will subtly brighten the color palette like the metallic Wedge Sandals by DVF and a necklace from Bing Bang.

If you’re taking a page out of the Bardot playbook and hitting beach, layer a Shoshanna romper over a simple white bikini and keep the jewelry simple with Erickson Beamon earrings. I love Sam Edelman’s Gigi Sandal, it comes in nearly every color and there is no shame in owning multiple pairs of this wardrobe staple.

Bringing simple glamour to your own wardrobe isn’t too difficult as long as you opt for light fabrics with delicate detailing. Experiment with new patterns or simply update old ones with unique jewelry.

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