The 11th Doctor is by far my favourite incarnation of the two-hearted Time Lord. His tweed jacket and bow-tie remain synonymous with The Doctor, even as Capaldi gears up to step in as the 12th incarnation. As far as outfit inspiration goes, there is far more scope for classic femininity when it comes to 11.
The 11th Doctor, or The Raggedy Doctor as he is referred to in Smiths first appearance, meets Amelia Pond while he is still regenerating, and even though “he’s still cookin’” he fixes the “hell of a scary crack” in her wall. He disappears off and we meet him again 12 years later, when Amelia is all grown up. His basic outfit is made up of items pilfered from a hospital changing room, and as he puts it “I saved the world for about the millionth time, no charge. Kill me, I kept the clothes!!” Somehow, the scatty, mismatched items making up the outfit make it perfect and it becomes iconic throughout Smiths first season (Season 5).
I chose to pair some thick, black leggings from Topshop with a floaty, long-line chiffon blouse from Uniqlo. You may want to layer a cream cami-top underneath, for the sake of modesty. Buttoned the whole way up to the collar, from there you could add a burgundy bow-tie necklace such as the one below from Etsy as a well thought out nod to Matt Smiths Doctor. To keep in-line with the aesthetic of the Doctor, I have added this beautiful, feminine tweed blazer over the top. The one I have chosen is from Red Valentino. As far as footwear goes, I would try to emulate 11 as much as possible here, opting for black leather brogue-style boots from Office. There is no need to accessorize this outfit any more than it already is, as it’s the simplicity of the 11th Doctors style that we are trying to carry off. The trick is to layer different fabrics, without overpowering the soft elements. This is why a long-line silk or chiffon blouse works well over a pair of thick cotton leggings and under a fitted, peplum-detailed blazer.
As far as make-up goes, I would again be inclined to keep it simple, with a dewy face. Play up your eyes with lashings of a good mascara and keep the lips soft. Try a pinkish nude or a very soft dusty-rose pink; MAC’s Magnetic Nude is a perfect option for myself, though you may need to find a nude that compliments your skin-tone.
Don’t forget, ladies, as The Doctor always says, “Bowties are cool!”
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