Worn to WORN: Jill est Très Chic

What inspired this outfit?
Classic starlets (hello Brigitte Bardot, Jean Seberg, Audrey Hepburn and Edie Sedgwick) have inspired my love affair with stripes. I think I must own at least a dozen striped shirts and this has become my go-to look. I am probably destined to be a jailbird.

Tell me about one of the items you are wearing.
My watch was a gift from someone who traveled often, and it allowed me to keep track of the time in both of our time zones. Sometimes I change the black dial to wherever I want to be in the world.

What is the best book to read in this outfit?
This outfit makes me feel as if I should be in Paris, and A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway makes me feel the same way. Hemingway depicts his life in Paris so beautifully; I think if I were to jump into the pages in this outfit I would feel right at home.

What style icon would wear this outfit?
I think Brigitte Bardot would approve of my stripes and bow! She may have even had the same iPhone case if they had been invented in the ’60s—as she once said, “I really am a cat transformed into a woman: I purr, I scratch, and sometimes I bite.”

Outfit credits: Skirt from Topshop, Shirt from Zara, Watch was a gift, Shoes from Urban Outfitters, Bow from American Apparel.

photos by Hailey Siracky

5 thoughts on “Worn to WORN: Jill est Très Chic

  1. i can totally get behind this fantastic outfit – the two-faced watch?! amazing! but i can never turn off my brain when people cite brigitte bardot as a style icon or an inspiration. yeah, she looked good, dressed well, and was a decent actress, but the woman is a horrible racist. like, the woman has ACTUALLY been convicted of provoking discrimination and racial hatred in France (back in 2006 i believe).

    i’m not hating on jill or WORN for this, it’s just i see it all the time and am really curious as to why it’s such a little known fact.

  2. @garcionniere I had NO idea.

    But that brings up a super interesting discussion topic. Is it possible to separate what a person is like from what they look like? I mean I totally get not glorifying the person – but can clothing/aesthetic live outside of who someone is and be considered, or even admired, that way? Or are they so Intrinsically linked that it is not possible?

  3. i think it might be high-time for me to do a post on it… i see it all the time on tumblr and i wonder if it’s only french-speaking people who know about it.

    serah-marie: that’s a question i’ve asked myself in many contexts, namely more about enjoying a film, and hating what the filmmaker has done in his personal life (rosemary’s baby > roman polanski, hannah and her sisters > woody allen, etc etc) but that’s more about the can you separate art from the artist.

    personally for me, i hope my style is in a lot of ways intrisically connected to me and reflective of my politics and ideas. i realize that’s not the way it is for everyone, and sometimes those ideas are exhausting… but when it comes to “style icons” and idols, i’m always surprised how much we can push to the side just because it pleases the eye. i’m thinking namely of coco chanel’s quotes about style and womanhood that are often lauded, when her history is complicated, as a nazi supporter. i think we can still recognize and respect accomplishments and whatnot, but it’d be nice if fashion lovers could find a middle ground, you know?

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