April 28, 2008

A Classic

If you ever had the opportunity to take a peek into my closet this is what you would find--several pairs of blue jeans, a pair or two each of black and gray slacks, brown cargo pants, several sets of white/black/gray t-shirts in crew neck or v-neck versions, zip-up hoodies in white/black/gray, and several versions of the classic white shirt. I'm not entirely opposed to color. I have some red, blue, brown and green items of clothing thrown into the mix, although I do avoid oranges, yellows and purples. I am also wary of loud prints or patterns. The items I listed above are my main staples, the foundation of my wardrobe. On any given day I am wearing a combination of these items of clothing. Now that I am no longer working and am a full-time stay-at-home mom, I have been relying heavily on the jeans/t-shirt/hoody combination! All this to say that I am fond of clean, simple styles. This is precisely why I was first drawn to the designer Anne Fontaine years ago when she first introduced her line of classic white shirts. In the years since, she has managed to elevate the white shirt to near iconic status and has expanded into other areas as well.

Her story

Her Paris boutique

A few of her pieces

Her expansion into accessories


Katrina said...

Those belts are gorgeous! Who knew you could do so much with a white shirt!

la la Lovely said...

Thank you for the comment. I see you are a fan of Vosge too! Have you seen the catalog or one of their boutiques? Gorgeous! You're sight is lovely. I see we share some favorites. I look forward to reading your blog!
PS- the chandelier is fabulous and those belts- wow!

Anonymous said...

Great post, Jean! I think we have twin wardrobes in addition to everything else we have in common. I love that classics are versatile and I never feel like I have the exact same outfit on twice.