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lucky guide: gamine

lucky guide: gamine

Next up in the Lucky Guide to Mastering any Style series: gamine. Although the word was originally used to describe mischievous street urchins, in the 1950's and 1960's gamine became synonomous with the style of Audrey Hepburn: simple, classic, chic, and a little bit boyish. The style can especially be seen in her movies Roman Holiday, Sabrina, and Funny Face (you've seen all of these, right? If not, you have homework).

To translate the style into your wardrobe, there are a few must have pieces: striped mariniere tops (originally worn by the French navy), boatneck tops, narrow cropped pants, and ballet flats. No overthinking required. Easy, right?

If I had to describe my style, especially my day-to-day style, it would be gamine. It's easy and comfortable and chic without trying too hard. 

Here are the other posts in this series about The Lucky Guide  -
have you defined your personal style yet? 

Arty SlickPosh Eclectic, American ClassicBohemianMod, and the 
Finding Your Personal Style intro post.


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weekend reading - bloggers with colorful style

If any of you have enjoyed reading my blog but my minimal style isn't completely your style, I wanted to suggest some great bloggers who do a great job incorporating more color.
I read them all regularly.

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Blair Eadie writes Atlantic-Pacific. I think of her style as a sparkly Audrey Hepburn


Franziska writes Franish, is a soon to be med student and is my inspiration for my monthly budget posts.

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Kendi is the originator of the 30x30 remix, runs a boutique called Bloom, and is an all around blog superstar (and a hilarious one) at Kendi Everyday.

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Audrey does a great job of breaking down her outfits and blogging through the process at Putting Me Together.

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And for some hometown love: City in a Jar! Jessica is a St. Louis blogger - how adorable is she?!

Let me know if you check these girls out and what you think!