It’s a new season, a new slate and an opportune time to update your winter wears. The sultry threads of the 70s dominated the spring/summer runways, and the trend appears to be continuing into the colder months too. Think flares, wide-leg pants, turtlenecks, billowy blouses, and suede. If in doubt, just ask: “What would Jane Birkin wear?”
“Everything I wear doesn’t put me in the league of women. If I were a boy, I could look a lot prettier than a lot of boys I know.” – Jane Birkin
With her androgynous figure, blunt cut fringe, long legs, and atemporal thrown-together style, British-born actress and singer Jane Birkin encapsulated the easy-breezy style of the 70s. While many believe she was mainly known for being legendary lounge-pop louche Serge Gainsbourg’s B-side, it was her effortlessly-cool personal style that made her a cult figure in the fashion industry, and inspired the wardrobes of women all around the world.
Fittingly, we’ve gathered together some of her most iconic staples that are making a huge comeback this winter.
Jane loved her jeans, and the key-shape of the season is high-rise, wide-leg flared jeans. Style your pair with tucked in tees, tanks and button-down peasant-like tops.
Casual Knit Mini Dress
Jane loved to show off her long legs, and if you Google old 70s’ sepia-toned photos of the English-Parisian beauty, you’re bound to come across Jane sporting a knitted mini dress styled with a low-slung belt and classic ballet flats.
The skinny turtleneck certainly nods to bygone eras, and it’s no secret that Jane was a fan of the high-knit neck. Turn heads by teaming this winter staple with suede or tall boots and a mini skirt that hugs your hips. Opt for a monochrome colour palette for an edgier look.
Not that Jane needed any assistance in this department, but wide-leg pants are not only a classic addition, they are designed to skim over curvy hips and lengthen those pins – especially when teamed with a killer pair of heels.