Miss Matched : Tartan & Pinstripes

by jennine on August 25, 2008

With vintage movies on the mind, it’s hard not be inspired by old Hollywood chic. The image of Katherine Hepburn, a woman whose name is synonymous with the Golden Age of Hollywood, has been lingering in my mind for some time. I’ve always admired how she could be so active and stylish, I just want to integrate this into my every day life.

This weekend we took a small day trip along the Rhine, and visited small villages and drove along curvy roads just for the heck of it. I couldn’t bear the idea of dressing in a t-shirt and jeans, so I opted for relaxed trousers (tartan of course) with my summer standby- a denim pinstripe blazer.. which I seem to be living in these days. All in all, I seem to be quite comfortable in this look, perhaps I’ll take the cue form Liebemarlene to find more inspiration from the 1940′s.

The Outfit:

Blazer: Secondhand
Trousers: Secondhand
Blouse: Millau
Sunglasses: Vintage
Shoes: Secondhand Ferragamo
Clutch: Vintage Etienne Aigner

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Poochie August 25, 2008 at 5:49 am

The 19040′s are great for clothes inspirations and then the 50′s/60′s for shoes.

I love the “Down With Love” clothes - all tonal and matchy with killer pumps.


Ashe Mischief August 25, 2008 at 6:10 am

The 1940s were a Godsend for women’s clothing- really, who DOESN’t look good in them?

I’m pleasantly surprised how the tartan pants & pinstripe jacket play off each other- it’s a modernized retelling of Katherine’s basic pieces…

WendyB August 25, 2008 at 8:03 am

That combo really works!

Rhiannon August 25, 2008 at 8:37 am

Oh wow, it’s so gorgeous where you live. I’ve actually been wanting to do a post on ’30s/’40s German fashion so this is so perfect . . . the stripes and plaid work so well together too.

jennine August 25, 2008 at 11:02 am

ooh 1930′s and 40′s german fashion… that would be interesting, that time is so charged with emotion.

poochie, i’m also loving 1940′s shoes too!

ashe, you are so right about how classic 40′s attire looks, i may take it up more often..

susie_bubble August 26, 2008 at 8:07 am

Love the combination….didn’t think something like that could work!

Market Publique August 26, 2008 at 8:34 pm

Love the combo. Classic yet quirky at it’s best!

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