Printed bell bottoms aside, have y’all noticed the resurgence of super classic styles this season? On and off the runways, I’m loving the no-frills approach to design I’m seeing all over… timeless materials used to create looks that straddle the line between masculine and feminine. Exhibit A: This simple bunch of white tulips, wrapped in butcher paper and tied up with a black satin bow makes a chic, effortless hostess gift… the days of fussy fêting are over! From outfitting to table designs, I’ve got big plans to polish off my spring looks with a perfectly knotted black ribbon. Follow the jump for more inspirational ideas!

*images: flowers, table setting, stationery, ring, shoes, silver

26 comments
  1. 1
    Kelly Bowman | March 6, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    That. table. setting… absolutely gorgeous!

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    GawgusThings | March 6, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    I absolutely love these simple ideas – the black bow is definitely a trend to run with!
    Emma x

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    Esther | March 6, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    This is stunning, so simple yet so effective, love it!!

    Esther xx

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    Michelle Henderson | March 6, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Love that the fussiness is going away!! Simple, yet effective.

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    Lindsay | March 6, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    So classic! I love it. I love the table set up too. So pretty.

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    mes bijoux | March 6, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    I like the first picture as weelas the last one. It’s a different way to use a bow.
    kisses!

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    Desiree | March 6, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    I didn’t know a table setting could be sexy, but that one is! WOW, love it!

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    Sacred & Profane Designs | March 6, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Coco Chanel would be so proud….

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    Kathryn Claire Cumming | March 6, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    The silk ribbon juxtaposed with the kraft paper looks fabulous!

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    erin | houseofearnest | March 6, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    the tulips just warm my heart… plus anything wrapped in butcher paper is my fave.

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    Camille Styles | March 6, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Love this little roundup Chanel!! I’m especially smitten with the black bows tied around the vintage silver… a total glam-rustic combo.

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    Sara | March 6, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Certainly adds a bit of class to anything! Although one inspiration that’s missing: a well-fitted suit with a crisp black bow tie!

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    Gaby [The Vault Files] | March 6, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    All these images are so so gorgeous, very elegant and refined.

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    Sarah Morgan // Hemenway Street | March 7, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Great collection! Little black bows can make a big impact.

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    Karissa | March 7, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    I love this! Such a simple idea, but the black velvet adds so much glamor.

    http://theautumnissue.com

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    Priscilla Joy | March 9, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Lovely!

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