Effortless, timeless chic best describes Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy's style. Her fashion sense was much like the mom-in-law she never met, my other style crush, Jackie Kennedy Onassis.
She's always seen in the most basic attire in the most neutral hues. She was never outlandish. Even in the simplest attire, CBK commanded an enormous amount of attention and admiration. Even her wedding gown and wedding itself was very simple, but oh so lovely! That's style power for you!
The photos below are my justifications for investing in basic and classic pieces. Even after more than a decade later, her ensemble still looks very good and not outdated. Her golden locks was almost always pulled back in a clean bun and with a thick tortoise headband. She rarely wore any jewelry, except for her wedding band and a pair of simple pearl earrings. She didn't need any. Her best accessory was her husband, JFK, Jr.