Emulate Jane Birkin's Style with these Standout Pieces
From bright red heels to the underappreciated cape; these items will enhance your wardrobe
Jane Birkin, the highly admired artist and style icon, sadly passed away on 16th July 2023. When considering her iconic fashion style during the 1960s and '70s, many images come to mind. Signatures include flared jeans, the basket bag, the black mini dress, the baby doll mini, knee high boots, short shorts and delicate white blouses. While she always looked camera ready, her style was underlined by a casual, bohemian quality. Also, she is famously the influence and inspiration behind the highly sought-after Hermès Birkin bag, which blends practicality with style.
Of course, Jane Birkin will be remembered for much more than her fashion style. The English Francophile had a free, artistic spirit which she channelled into her film and musical projects. However, as demonstrated by Alexa Chung and Kate Moss, incorporating elements of Jane Birkin's classic style into your wardrobe is sure to make you look more stylish. For this post, I've chosen some of my favourite, and often overlooked, facets of her wardrobe:
1. The Metal-Look Dress
2. Bright Red Heels
3. The Statement Gold Coin Necklace
4. The Velvet Cape
For me, the thing that stands out the most when looking at pictures of Jane Birkin is her smile. She radiated a positive, carefree energy and really seemed to embrace life. Please share your thoughts on this post in the comments. Also, which element of Jane Birkin's style is your favourite?
'The Birkin Bag- An Evolution of the Ultimate Fashion Status Symbol' by Maddy Mussen. Evening Standard. July 2023.
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