Jane Birkin: A True Style Icon
The French/English actrice Jane Birkin is known for the world-famous song je t’aime… moi non plus, with Serge Gainsbourg. But what characterizes her the most, is her endless inspirational sense of style. No wonder the luxury fashion label Hermes asked her for her thoughts on the design of their Kelly bag. She told them to make it bigger and simpler and that is how the Birkin Bag became the brand’s most famous and signature bag.
Keep it simple
The luxury fashion label is not the only one who was impressed by Jane Birkin’s style and elegance. The gap-tooth, nonchalant fringe and the 60s – 70s feel, make her a timeless inspiration. She is considered to be an ultimate style icon but when you look at her outfits, they all are simple and classy. This makes her style so strong and relevant, even for years after she wore it. Her eternally-chic outfits never try too hard. They are a mix of her personality: English countryside, French classics and a little bit of rock and roll. Just as cool then as they are now, you can easily borrow her looks to have a totally on-point wardrobe.
Best Dressed Couple
Together with Serge Gainsbourg, she demonstrated how to be one of the best-dressed couples of all time. The key to her iconic style is to stick with classics and know how to combine them into a simple but always chic ensemble. So let’s take a look at Jane Birkin's style legacy and how to create her classic looks.
Jane Birkin’s Signature Style
The Messy Fringe:
The messy fringe that characterizes Jane Birkin and which she always stays loyal to. Together with the gap-tooth smile, it looks like the perfect mix of cool and cute.
The T-shirt and Flared Jeans Combo:
There is no such thing as too much flared jeans, it is always right and classy. Look how Jane Birkin styled it and combine it with a leather belt.
Effortlessly chic took a new form when Jane combined white on white ensembles. Wide-leg trousers with a white tee or wool pull-over will make you the best dressed person around in no time.
The Basket Bag:
This one never left Jane Birkin’s side. She was years beyond her time when she pared her basket bag with every outfit for every occasion. It already looked fabulous on her then and now the basket bag is the biggest summer trend. If you ask us, this one is here to stay, just like Jane must have thought.
Romantic Blouses and Crochet:
Feminine, elegant crochet or romantic ruffled blouses are one of Jane Birkin’s staples.
Super simple and easy to combine with denim or A-line mini dresses. They give your outfit an instant boost.