2016 Fashion Inspired by Downton Abbey, Outfit Ideas

There is something so simple and elegant about the styles from the 1920s. Even for petite ladies, it’s surprisingly easy to find items inspired by the era. Below are several ideas curated from links of shops I am affiliated with.

Something for work and evening:

In just four pieces, you have an entire ensemble that works at the office or dinner out. Switch out the culottes for a pair of skinny jeans, and you’ve got a great weekend outfit, too.

By the way, the shoes are from Naot, one of my favorite shoe companies–and I’m not being paid to say that. I have no paid affiliation with the company. Though I do have an affiliation with OnlineShoes.com, which carries Naots. I could have chosen any brand to share with this ensemble and I chose Naot because I did an interview with the president of the company several years ago and learned just how much pride they take in the workmanship of their shoes. In addition to style, the comfort is unsurpassed.

1920s A


 Shop this outfit:
Pants: Petite Women’s Vince Camuto Zip Pocket Culottes (Nordstrom Exclusive) |
Blouse: Amanda Uprichard Three-Quarter Sleeve Silk Top|
Shoes: Naot Luma Black Velvet Mary Jane |
Necklace: Louise et Cie Long Pendant Necklace

Comfy and elegant for the weekend:

I love this look for the weekend. It’s perfect for lunch with the ladies, a stop at the farmers market, and a movie with the hubby.

1920s B

Shop this outfit:
Cardigan: Eileen Fisher Cascading Merino Cardigan (On Sale!)
Top: Theory Sleeveless Silk Top
Pants: Eileen Fisher Crop Lantern Pants
Shoes: Cole Haan Barton Oxford
Necklace: Simon Sebbag Safari Beaded Necklace

If I’m walking the dog, I might switch the shoes to my Cole Haan Zerogrand Wingtips. I have several pair — I just love oxfords and these let me go wherever the dog wants to go. He tends to walk at least a mile at a time.

I’ve noticed stiffer leather can leave blisters. I hate blisters. These are light, breathable and so comfortable I’ve walked miles in mine without thinking about it, even in the summer when it’s hot and feet are more blister-prone.icon

Cole Haan Zerogrand Perforated Wingtip
Cole Haan Zerogrand Perforated Wingtip.


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