I can eat like 10 croissants & 20 bajillion macaroons, that makes me like half French right?
I love the elegant fashion that French women embody. Particularly the emphasis on quality fabrics and long-lasting clothes. I’ve mentioned before that I really believe in purchasing investment pieces, especially leather, hence the name of my blog, but other fabrics like silk, cotton, wool, etc. These natural materials don’t antagonise sensitive skin and they last a lot longer if looked after properly.
The 50% of French in me (that’s the portion made up from pastries and the Duolingo app on my phone) has fallen in-love with neckerchief scarfs. They’re that cute accessory that pulls an outfit together, adding a touch of elegance to an ordinary look. I opted for this silk one with a playful polka dot pattern in a red/maroon colour. Over the years I’ve found that red clothing drains my skin so as an alternative I only buy red if it’s an accessory and then style it as a stand out feature (like this bag here, here and here). Also red is one of the iconic French colours and therefore had to make an appearance on this post.
In this outfit I’ve worn my favourite stripped jersey, it’s a flattering cut and works well with almost any look. It also happens to look great if you’re riding a bicycle down a cobble road, buying a baguette and overall looking French. Which is why everyone should own at least one striped jersey they can rely on as a ‘basic’.
Another investment piece of clothing is this wool coat my mom bought me 8 years ago. At first 16 year old Julie wasn’t sold on the coat because of it’s length and the wooden buttons. It was “too different” to all the generic shorter ones in YDE at the time. Luckily I got over being an annoying teenager, well kind of, and realised the quality and cut were magnifique.
Coat: Bogart / Stripped top: Trenery / Denim skirt: Zara / Neckerchief: Poetry (they had a bunch of different ones on sale last month) / Tights: Woolworths / Leather boots: Trenery
To end this post on a slightly different note, I just want to say that I happen to stand with my hands interlocked around my tummy. I’m not hiding a baby bump. I was actually just very cold when we shot this look and forgot about those things called sleeves on my coat. Besides I was trying the ‘douche diet’ look where you walk with a coat over your shoulders, which then doesn’t actually do it’s job of keeping one warm. Haha, I’m so silly sometimes 🙂