I always love when women mix preppy pieces in with more fashiony items—like for instance, how fantastic does Mme Ines de la Fressange look here in her black Lacoste shirt, multiple necklaces, and armful of bangles? It’s a style I am increasingly drawn to as my menagerie of tattoos continues to grow, as it both balances things out and contrasts appealingly. And it comes off so excellently effortless—Ines might have in reality sweated the particulars of this outfit for some time before running out the door, but the net effect is very I-just-threw-this-on.
I think you have to be pretty damn cool to look cool in a Lacoste shirt, and I’m not at all sure I am. But I’d like to try.
Today, I am wearing this J. Crew belt with a cream-colored slouchy Maria Cornejo top and army pants, and it provides a nice—but not overwhelming—burst of bright.
Tretorns are about as classic, classic prep as it gets. I like the idea of wearing them with cuffed boyfriend jeans or a denim A-line skirt.
A bucket hat is so Lauren Hutton 70s prep, especially in the khaki.
And because Memorial Day looms: as timeless a waxed canvas weekender duffle as you could hope to find—from LL Bean, natch.