Sofia Coppolla khaki jacket & jeans

The Guardian asked a series of fashion journalists to each write about their perfect summer style template. I nominated Sofia Coppola. The award-winning director has a confidence and quiet understated elegance that I admire, she doesn’t need shouty clothes and selfies to make an impression – everything is intelligent, unassuming and just right.

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Cool, calm and uncluttered are three things a woman over-50 wants from her summer wardrobe.

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Read the full Guardian piece HERE. Who’s your summer style icon?

15 thoughts on “Sofia Coppola’s perfect summer style

  1. Couldn’t agree more, both with your selection and with the articulate way in which you parse out what is great about her style. I was nodding yes yes yes throughout your piece (both here and in The Guardian).

  2. Sofia Coppola always looks very chic and completely in control of what she’s wearing. I’m not really a summer person, and this isn’t a real person at all (so, not sure if it counts?) , but Marge played by Gwyneth Paltrow in The Talented Mister Ripley has pretty much my ideal hot weather wardrobe.

  3. I am sorry, but I am not that fond of her style. She is a lovely lady, but I think her clothes are boring. She can still wear these clothes when she becomes 60. Can’t it be a little more rebellion? Or is this because I am from Holland?

  4. SofiaCoppola is one of the few women whose style I like and admire. Most can’t resist spoiling an effect by adding that bit of jewellery or showing that bit of flesh .
    Her eye is unfailing in it’s feeling for balance .Brava!

  5. I could not agree more with your choice and of Sophia’s style. She is elegant and classy without trying and obviously chooses not to accessorize with a lot of jewelry and or big glasses- why weigh yourself down? Bravo Ms. Walsh and Ms. Coppolo!

  6. I think you nailed Sophia Coppola’s style perfectly.

    As for my summer dressing icon, like Sue, above, it isn’t a real person. In my case it’s the California cool-girl style as embodied by Natascha McElhone as Karen on the HBO television series Californication.

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