Verdura Maltese cuff with great élan!
All the great fashion designers have sent models down the runway in them for both prêt-a-porter and haute couture shows, just look at Jean-Paul Gaultier (right) and Alexander Wang, and for the more budget-conscious, Sonia Rykiel for H&M. So get your version of it, like my colleague here (below), and wear it well with large bangles and cuffs. Since it usually invokes “cruise” wear, it also pairs well with marine-themed jewelry like sea-shell earclips from Seaman Schepps, starfish brooches or coral necklaces.
But you don’t have to restrict this classic piece to just the warm months. There are also year-round options. I have my own cashmere marinière sweater which sports a jolly-roger. I wear it with a pencil skirt or capris, and of course, a large cuff.
With your jewelry and a jacket, the marinière shirt can be formal and chic. Remember, it was first introduced by Coco Chanel, the woman who defined chic. It’s also universally flattering. After all, even Picasso looked good in it!
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