Monday, 26 September 2011

Pioneers in Petticoats

Yes - I know Amelia Earhart was hardly a petticoated heroine, but the spirit is my focus rather than the actuality! Women pioneers have inspired and astounded through the generations - that they had to fight harder for their adventures is beyond doubt and when one imagines climbing the Materhorn in full Victorian or Edwardian dress one is genuinely in awe!

Amelia is one of the most well known of aviation pioneers and had a distinct and decidedly modern style which translates very well today - a soft khaki trouser, a white shirt - either in crisp cotton or, my preference, a relaxed silk and a leather jacket and you have the essence of Miss Earhart's look - totally wearable and accessible for every day!

I would add a silk scarf tied neckerchief style and a pair of ankle boots or a knee high riding boot with trews tucked in or left out - whatever your preference!

 I really like these soft combat/cargo trousers from Lands' End - they have the right slubby relaxed quality to them!

I would add a great vintage jacket - Rokit Vintage is a good source but many vintage fairs and online retailers will have something similar!

Chocks Away Chaps!

1 comment:

  1. Like her relaxed style and spirit - and the old flying jacket!