>> Monday, February 20, 2012
This just in: Presidents wear incredibly boring outfits! In fact, the presidential sartorial scale seems to range from Eww -> Bland. Because of this, I hereby see Presidents Day as a suitable time to "ooh" and "ahh" over some good ol' Jackie O shots. Personally, I prefer the former First Lady's post-White House style. It's not that the Chanel suits and pillbox hats don't make me smile. It's just that after her time as a First Lady, she seemed to let loose a little bit. The longer haired Jackie with the effortless trench coats, turtleneck tops, huge sunglasses, and kooky headscarves has always been a style icon of mine. The grace and elegance of her White House years are still there, but she seems a little more relaxed and fun. The fact that she's whizzing by the camera in about 90% of the shots you'll find from this time period makes her seem less like a paper doll and more like a real woman with things to do and places to be which is always a plus in my book.