Dressed Down Elegance

“Dressed down elegance” is, by our own admission, a fluid and contentious concept. We are not interested in providing a prescription of how individuals ought to dress because personal style is, well, personal. At the core of every choice and outfit must be an expression of an individual’s preferences and perspective. While we can call out certain elements that ring true of every manifestation of DDE — such as comfort, simplicity, timelessness and a spirit of fun — it falls to the individual to interpret DDE in a manner that is true to, and for, their personality. This notwithstanding, we take the view that the icons and outfits below serve as a helpful framework for understanding what we mean by “dressed down elegance”.

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