As much of a summer girl as I am and as much as I like to embrace the bare necessities of summer dressing (still living in denim shorts and plain t-shirts), I will always sing autumn’s supremacy when it comes to style. And I do not want to fail addressing it accordingly. There is nothing that spells fall more elegantly than a short-sleeved dress in midi length with high-heeled suede boots. Liberating, simple design, relaxed femininity, a very classic American style that could have not been reflected better on anyone else than on Margaux Hemingway. We do have to talk about that name, too, right? Yes, she had the prestige of being Hemingway’s granddaughter, but she was more proud of carrying her father’s name. She was authentic. She may have been the first fashion model to sign a one million dollar contract back in the 1970s, and there was no surprise given her tall, athletic, natural beauty with strong features (those cheeks and eyebrows!), but she also showed that a smile was worth more than anything that money can buy. And if that is not one of the keys to true style, then I don’t know what is.
photo: Getty Images via Vogue.fr, at the José Martí International Airport, Havana, Cuba, 1978