MCLV Style: Modern Feminine

My personal style – Which I’ve long described as “Classic with a twist” – Has been evolving since I fell in love with fashion during my time living in Rome. I like feminine pieces and classic silhouettes, but with a modern twist. I’ve never been a slave to trends, but I like being aware of what’s popular and seeing how various things suit me.

Plus – It’s always fun to try on a new sartorial personality!

And while I would say that my style is fairly feminine, I tend to shy away from overtly feminine “girly” looks and flourishes. Giant bows, ruffles, the color pink…

Modern Feminine Black-on-Black Vintage YSL Handbag Yves Saint Laurent San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style BCBGMAXAZRIA Ruffle hemmed coat

Talia Double-Breasted Coat – BCBGMAXAZRIA

Black Dress – Burberry Brit

Metallic Ankle Strap Heels – BCBGeneration

Vintage Black Handbag – YSL {Similar here, here & here}

Layered Gold Necklace – Banana Republic

Modern Feminine Black-on-Black Vintage YSL Handbag Yves Saint Laurent San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style BCBGMAXAZRIA Ruffle hemmed coat

{Photos by Lydia Hudgens Photography}

Modern Feminine Black-on-Black Vintage YSL Handbag Yves Saint Laurent San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style BCBGMAXAZRIA Ruffle hemmed coat

But – Despite those proclivities – This coat called out to me during my last foray into the BCBG on Union Square. I’ve been in the market for a new basic black coat and saw this one in white in the window of the shop. Their sales are KILLER so I popped in, and it’s all history.

I love that it adds a fun, feminine twist, without being too eye-catching. I tried it on in white, which was beautiful, but I thought the ruffles were a bit overwhelming.

I’ve dubbed this style modern feminine – It’s still a classically feminine look, but rendered in a contemporary way that makes it timeless.

How do YOU feel about this modern take on the ruffle?

 

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