Because I have such a crush on my latest summer purchase, the silvery debardeur, I thought I would build outfits around it for our grandmother, mother and daughter family.
I figured if I could wear it, just about anyone who liked the look of it could as well.
The one in these sets is not precisely like mine. This one is made of synthetic fabrics. The one I bought (50% off!) is mostly linen, but these looks are always all about possibilities and the idea is to prove that the vast majority of clothing can transcend generations.
I would only ever wear a debardeur under a jacket or a cardigan. Maybe our fictional family has great arms, good for them. On the outside chance that mére and grand–mére are not necessarily enamoured of theirs, I’ve got them covered.
The fille has a white jeans jacket in case she wants to wear her top on a chilly day. Camouflage is probably a distant, though not inevitable, concern for her.
In the mother’s look, I would like to point out that the sandals are frankly silver while the Chanel bag is pewter. I didn’t want you to think I was doing the unthinkable, matchy-matchy shoe/bag faux-pas. . .
On the above, from what I’m seeing in occasional fashion photos in the French magazines, matching bags and shoes may be coming back. Imagine that.
Really, fashion is so much fun don’t you think? No wait. . I meant to say style. We always (only) care about style over fashion don’t we?
Of course we do.
In re-looking at these ensembles, it seems to me they are generationally interchangeable. Depending upon the age of the daughter, she may not feel ready for a tuxedo and maybe grand–mére‘s grey linen pants are too conservative for her, but she could borrow her mother’s jacket to wear with her black.
What do you think?