WEST COAST STYLE – Laura Mitbrodt

A day in the country

  • Nov. 26, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Her look: W & J Wilson Poncho: Barbour $395 Coat: Barbour $540 Jeans: Betty Barclay $299 Gloves: Barbour $75 Purse: Barbour $295 His style: W & J Wilson Shirt: Viyella $135 Cardigan: Viyella $195 Sports Coat: Harris Tweed $595 Jeans: Coppley $225

There is something very romantic about looking back to simpler times when it comes to fashion inspiration.

Now more than ever, I look to the past for inspiration when it comes to fashion and photography inspiration for my blog and daily life.

I grew up watching old movies with my parents and fondly remember being introduced to Alfred Hitchcock by my dad at a young age. It seems that trend forecasters are always recycling popular styles from the past while adding a modern twist to it instead of reinventing the wheel.

My theory is if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it, and for the most part the majority of people enjoy the sense of nostalgia associated with vintage inspired fashion.

I love how popular television shows like Mad Men have had such an impact on contemporary fashion trends. Designers look at media trends in popular culture for inspiration and trend forecasting as it is such a huge part of our culture and daily lives.

W & J Wilson takes a timeless approach to fashion representing old world brands like Barbour and Harris Tweed. These brands have been around for decades and will remain timeless for decades to come. The first thing that comes to my mind when I think of Barbour and Harris Tweed is the Royal Family and the English countryside. I drew inspiration from this theme when styling these looks to create an old world country look.

If you have any fashion questions email laurajaneatelier@gmail.com.

 

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