It’ll be summer soon and every fashion runway around the world has featured its two cents on the trend for SS: floral prints, pajama pants, etc.

For summer style inspiration, no one else has perfected the Capri outfit as well as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. This is the first entry in a series of Jackie Kennedy Summery Style and it shall focus on Jackie’s fondness for scarves:

 

This a perfect snapshot of Jackie, still First Lady, summering in Italy. She chose a hot pink shift and a pink-and-blue plaid scarf to complete the look (of course, the Leica, the cigarette-in-hand pose and the Kelly bag make for fabulous photo accessories). Jackie’s head is considerably too big for her lithe, slender body and she used the scarves to tone down its size; occasionally, it seems to accentuate this flaw. However for the most part, she worked it into her look.  Jackie also has frizzy, nearly kinky hair, so it’s safe to assume that she uses it on a bad hair day. It’s an accessory she reserves for outdoor activities and for church.

 

 

Jackie in color, sporting scarves:

Jackie, cuddling with John, Jr. in the summer of 1963, in a Pucci dress.

 

Jackie totes the eponymous Gucci tote.

 

 

 

In nautical blue in 1962.

Jackie wore the scarves throughout the Onassis years as well:

 

 

 

 

 

Jackie also used her scarves as a kind of disguise from the paparazzi – and it completely failed because to this day it remains as one of the most enduring accessories associated with the icon that is Jackie O.

 

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