I’ve been inspired by the 1940’s and apparently I’m not alone. I came across this window at a Max Mara store in Piacenza last month and was so taken with the image that I had to snap a photo. The close-fitting but flattering shapes, the colors and textures drew me in.
As soon as I came home I made a beeline for TJ Maxx to mine the racks for similar shapes. TJ Maxx may not have the Prada, Dior and Gucci I was surrounded by at outlets in Italy, but I can shop at TJ Maxx and still pay my mortgage. Priorities, you know.
Anyway, I found this red, wool pencil skirt. A soft, cotton, sleeveless blouse with rosette appliqués is the perfect silhouette to pair with the skirt. Finished with platform, red Michael Kors maryjanes, I think I managed to pay homage to the era without looking as if I’m in costume.
The tailoring, fit and jewel-toned colors of the 1940’s are going to figure prominently in my fall/winter wardrobe.