A sweatshirt might be considered as an unstylish garment by some. Yet I think that if it's a plain sweatshirt or with a cool design, it can help create a good ensemble. One should always wear a sweatshirt if the occasion and weather allow it.
Below a photo taken by Richard Avedon of Rene Russo and Tony Spinelli, where we can see them wearing a sweatshirt and a tunic sports jacket. Woth noticing is the impressive background!
For this upcoming Winter, we can get some style inspiration from Alain Delon, whose iconic style is not only limited to films such as "A Plein Soleil", "La Piscine", and "The Girl On A Motorcycle"; or some iconic Cannes/St. Tropez moments.
Below some photos that show a casual yet elegant Alain Delon, wearing two items that have made a huge comeback for this season: a classic turtleneck sweater with an embroided phrase & a Native American knitted sweater, reminiscent of "Starsky and Hutch".
Brian Jones has been featured in this blog thanks to his always dandy and Mod ensembles such as striped suits, and turtlenecks paired with jackets.
Yet this time he is shown on 1967's Monterey Festival which took place in June of that year in California. It was one of the most memorable music festivals in history due to its over the top performers, it happening during the "Summer of Love", and because it paved the way for Woodstock.
For one of his appearances on Monterey, Brian Jones opted for an embellished matador or Spanish bullfighter jacket over a white tunic. The silk scarf and necklace helped to add the bohemian touch to his ensemble.
James Franco is one of the most acclaimed actors in these last 2 years. For some one of Hollywood's upcoming and respected actors, for others an art vissionaire, a groundbreaker, a fashion model, pure talent.
Whatever your opinion is about him, it can't be denied that he has a good sense of style. Below a photo from Esquire, where Franco puts to practice the "less is more" principle. Not only is it minimalistic, but it leaves in the end a good long lasting impression as well.
The key for Fall minimalism and versatility: Wayfarers or retro inspired sunglasses, a plain t-shirt, and a cardigan. Attitude is the finishing touch.
Navajo and Native American inspired patterns are present in some of this season's collections. On scarves, jackets, knitted sweaters and cardigans, and shirts, these patterns are an artistic masterpiece.
Valentino was aware of their aesthetic impact and therefore decided to include some Navajo influence on his 1982 Spring Summer collection.
Michael Kors proved on his FW 2004 collection that one can still travel with style on modern times. Elegance and classiness combined with a bit of creativity and bohemian airs were present on these creations.
Below a photo from this season's campaign that shows why turtlenecks are not only a Mod staple, but a wardrobe essential, that's making a huge comeback this season. Yet they've always been there...
A photo that could have been shot circa 1967-1968 as well
Yves Saint Laurent opened on September 10, 1969 his London boutique. For this important occasion, he was joined by two of his longtime friends and muses: Betty Catroux and Loulou de la Falaise (who died just two days ago; November 5, 2011). Worth noticing is the fact that the 3 of them wore Safari Jackets created by Yves Saint Laurent, each with a different twist.
Yves opted to wear a head to toe Safari ensemble which was accessorized with a scarf and a braided leather belt, while Betty Catroux wore a very feminine and modern jacket designed by YSL in 1968. Loulou de la Falaise wore her Safari jacket combining it with a modern gypsy look with a head scarf and midi skirt. Definitely 3 style icons.