Posted on June 01 2017
Jane Birkin | Back to Basics
Like me, you've probably heard the word Birkin floating around the fashion set for decades. You probably know the infamous style icon synonymous with her surname—Jane Birkin— an effortless french tomboy style icon, actress, and singer. You've probably coveted the infamous Birkin bag by Hermes at one point or another—the classic namesake handbag. You may have heard her about her passionate and creative affair with Serge Gainsbourg— a french new wave musician, actor, and all around artist. And I bet, in the last year, you've heard of the Birkin blouse. Sure, Jane wore plenty of stand out ensembles of which hundreds are on the internet for your viewing pleasure and style inspiration, but none have made a comeback quite like her flirty off the shoulder tops.
Whether paired with jeans or bohemian maxi skirts, the Birkin blouse makes any spring ensemble an instant outfit. Just throw on with your favorite jeans and accessories and let your shoulders do the talkin. Our favorite modern mashup... Birkin blouse + overalls, the cheeky boyish bohemian mashup with a hint of sass has Jane written all over it! Pair with a straw handbag or basket( ie. Janes signature carryall) for your next farmer's market outing and you've got spring style on lock. Check out Jane's laid back Parisian tomboy sartorial snaps from decades past along with our new spring Birkin styles for some warm weather outfit inspo.
Keep it casual with rolled sleeves and/or one shoulder up and another down. Let the easy breezy blouse bend and fall with your movements ala Jane.
Pair with a prairie skirt and fresh picked florals to channel the Age of Aquarius.
You can't go wrong with spring blooms and sun kissed shoulders.
And check out Clare V.'s Alice sisal handbag for the perfect Birkin-esque summer carryall!