Hello lovelies, I started a new series where I create a capsule wardrobe inspired by some of my favorite old Hollywood actresses. I wanted to start with Grace kelly because she is so iconic and has such a classic and timeless style. She has an all American style that is attainable. Grace Kelly has mastered the art of looking chic while wearing a simple twinset and a string of pearls. Her minimal yet elegant style allowed her beauty and impeccable taste to shine through. Below are a few fundamental essentials to create a Grace Kelly Inspired capsule wardrobe.
The Circle Skirt:
Grace Kelly was often seen wearing a full skirt with a fitted bodice in the 1950s. This silhouette was known as the “New Look” made famous by the designer Christian Dior who was one of Grace Kellys favorite designers.
Grace Kelly mastered the casual-cool look with simple separates like basic cardigans, turtle necks, and sleeveless black mock turtlenecks and plain beige pants.
Grace Kelly always wore minimal accessories like a single strand of pearls and a simple yet minimal 1950s bag. She didn’t want her accessories to shine her natural beauty out.
Grace Kelly was often seen wearing solid colors like pale blue, pink, and white. Her favorite color was said to be yellow. She always chose colors that complimented her fair complexion.
Simple White Shirt:
Grace Kelly was the master of the classic white blouse and made it look effortless with a pearl necklace or a simple scarf around the neck paired with some red lipstick.
Grace Kelly loved to pair a classic pair of tailored pants or high waisted jeans rolled up at the cuff with a pair of simple flats and printed scarf. She created that effortless and fuss-free look.
The Kelly Bag:
In 1935 the Hermes “sac à dépêches” was produced and was later named to the Kelly Bag in 1956 after Grace Kelly carried it in front of her to hide her pregnant belly. This style of Hermes Kelly bag is still one of the most popular bags today.
Black and White:
There are many photos of Grace Kelly wearing a simple black and white outfits, including a sleeveless white shirt, black pants, black socks, and black shoes.
Her Favorite Beauty Products: