Take this, for example (with thanks to HRH Preppy Princess for finding this shot):
|At the Cannes Film Festival circa 195 (via The Telegraph)|
Am I crazy - scratch that, crazier than usual - or does a lot of this look work in 2012? Sure, it helps to look like Grace Kelly and be impossibly glamorous, beautiful, etc., but I spy an echo of the floral, feminine pieces floating around right now as well as a whiff of classic nautical.
I got to tinkering with how I'd wear this look circa 2012, less the Princess title & good looks and plus a few pieces of trendy flair and one pair of floral jeans.
That's right - I'mma 'bout to make an argument for those pants that remind you (and me) of our Laura Ashley bedspreads of yore. 1986 just called, and it's cool with it. If you keep the base color subdued and the pattern small - think more dainty, less Grandmother's couch - I'm beginning to think some pairs are wearable:
Also - this look screams for a classic pair of Varinas, but I'm not at that stage of life/income quite yet - not until the first face lift, at least. A time and place for everything, etc. (*Insert sarcasm font here*).
What do you think - have I convinced you that certain patterned pants can be chic, or is this a look best left to the royals? If not the pants, can I sell you on the rest of the look?