Back in the winter I put together a couple of mood boards to reference and inspire my style for the coming seasons, one for spring and another for summer. It was an image on one my mood boards, of Jane Birkin clutching a basket bag (that’s very similar to mine) that inspired this purchase and I’m so pleased with it. It’s been a talking point whenever I use it and certainly touches on man-repeller territory, Dan definitely doesn’t get it. But I really don’t dress for others anymore, as my confidence slowly grows, the happier I become with my own style.
Jane Birkin has been such an inspiration to me, as she clearly has been to so many others. Her natural beauty and casual, confident style made her an icon in the 70s but I see so many references to her style in bloggers and celebrities today; like Anne-Laure of Adenorah, Lucy Williams of Fashion Me Now and Alexa Chung, to name a few. With the 70s still being a huge style inspiration to modern designers, there are lots of references everywhere, a wide-leg jean, a floral wrap dress, and the odd basket bag. I love adding boho elements into my summer wardrobe so keep an eye out for my subtle homage to a style legend.
Vintage French Army F2 Field Jacket (similar) | Second Female Mayson Shirt Dress* | AlbaATN Jane Birkin Basket Bag | Adidas Originals Court Vantage in White | Kapten & Son Berkeley Sunglasses in Tortoiseshell* | 88&Cloudless Joy Mini-Star Necklace in Solid 9ct Gold* | Larsson & Jennings Lugano Watch* | Merci Maman Personalised Flat Bangle in Gold* | Kristen Elspeth Blade Ring in Gold* | Kristen Elspeth Spear Ring in Gold* | Kristen Elspeth Petite Thread Ring in Gold*