How to Style: The effortless confidence of the split infinitive

 Grammar white shirt


In our previous style posts we’ve explored our dramatic dangling modifier, babe-ly conjunction, and the sweetheart preposition. Now it's time for the split infinitive. The loose fit and drop shoulder of the split infinitive achieve a flattering silhouette for all women. However, the rounded billowing sleeves allow extra room for babes with broader shoulders. Women around the world have admired Georgia O’Keefe’s Southwestern, laid back vibe. At GRAMMAR we decided it was definitely something worth recreating. 

Effortless + Distinctive

Reproducing this look is not as challenging as you might think. There’s no such thing as a “plain white shirt,” in our GRAMMAR book, and all our pieces come with a variety of styling options. Notice how we took extra care to ensure that only the front of our split infinitive gets tucked in. We love how this makes the back of the shirt swing toward the back, allowing your beautiful bum to shine.



Grammar NYC white shirt


Keep It Simple

We are the last to suggest an acid wash pant of any kind, but if it’s vintage? And it fits like these do? We’re not split, we’re sure. The split infinitive is cleverly tucked into a pair of high waisted, tapered, light/acid-wash denim baddies from Noorism. We cinched the waist of this oversized pant with a banging, Southwestern-y vintage belt. The onyx hue of the belt are a natural partner to the velvet midnight-colored oxfords. Notice the pointed toe complete with a patent cap? The smallest details often make the largest difference. The raven colored footwear accent our southwestern belt, complete with its silver adornments.

Ultimately it is the belt that keeps the look interesting, rustic, somewhat 90s, and very Georgia O’Keefe. It’s important to keep jewelry simple; we never wear more than three pieces. For this specific style file, we opted for timeless silver hoops that mirror the belt’s sterling. 



Grammar NYC white shirt


Channeling Georgia

"O’Keeffe once said that her penchant for black was not a preference but a practicality: if she started picking out colors for dresses, she would have no time for painting."

At GRAMMAR we view white shirts as a uniform, minus the rigid stiffness. Georgia O’Keefe had many uniforms throughout her life, proving that a uniform does not always have to be predictable. Perhaps the most important way to achieve O’Keefe style, other than styling the split infinitive, is to work on the aspects that are more interior than exterior: fierce independence, an iron will, and intense focus on one's craft, perhaps letting out a coy smile as O'Keefe was known to do. At GRAMMAR, we believe that clothing should reflect your interior. That’s true style. That’s true confidence. That’s Georgia O’Keefe.