Story and photos by Jacynth Rodriguez
Styled by Briana Thorton
When we think of class and sophistication, we think of women like Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who carry themselves, their families, their successes and their tragedies with grace and dignity. Jackie O changed the ‘first lady’ game in 1961 and effortlessly set trends that we adore and mimic today. While many think of Jackie and remember the pink suit, and other iconic first lady-esque looks, our stylist Briana Thornton wanted to zero in on Jackie’s more casual and irresistibly 70s ensembles.
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For some sleek 70s vibes, find yourself a nice mini or midi skirt — shoot for A-line if you want to accentuate your waist. You can pair the short number with a neutral colored button down blouse or turtle neck and tie an ascot or scarf around your neck for the perfect pop of color. You can add a block heel to the look or even a comfy pair of ankle booties.
Nothing says 70s more than a wide-legged pant. For a second Jackie inspired look, find yourself a comfy pair of high waisted wide legged pants. These can elongate your legs and make your figure appear slimmer. Next, find a fitted denim shirt and tuck it in to keep a nice flattering shape, and roll up those sleeves the classic Jackie way.
Jackie rocked an iconic coiffure with gorgeous volume and side swept bangs. You can easily achieve this level of boss “first lady realness” by pinning the front section of your hair behind your ear. If you want a more relaxed look, part your tresses down the middle and exude simple 70’s beauty.
To truly reach Jackie’s level of fashion icon, you need a larger than life pair of sunglasses. You can choose whichever frame works best for your face, though Jackie typically rocked an oversized and round frame.