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Rule #1 – Keep it Parisian

I know it’s hard not to give in to the temptation of wearing a full head-to-toe designer look to the show. This is a subject that had me torn a few times. On one hand, I think Fashion week is the perfect time to be playful with your style, to play dress up, in a way. But on the other hand, I like to stay true to myself, style-wise. So, will I wear – borrowed – designer to the shows this season ? Of course I will. But I’d like to also include some more casual, day-to-day looks to the over the top ones. Flared jeans, crisp shirts and sober sunglasses will be a part of that mix. Very Emmanuelle Alt-ish. You gotta keep it Parisian !

 

https://www.net-a-porter.com/fr/en/product/1073777/Mih_Jeans/-bay-garnett-bay-high-rise-wide-leg-jeans

https://paige.com/collections/women-denim-bottoms/products/clean-frnt-nellie-culotte-peti-crisp-white-4782b58-4520

https://lucile-roy.com/collections/la_blanche/products/luna-white

https://www.rouje.com/e-shop/blouses-et-chemises/michelle-blanc.html

Nuovo Black & Rose Sunglasses

Maysale Mule – Oceano

 

 

Rule #2 – Include some girly, over the top stuff

As you probably noticed if you read my previous pieces, I tend to be drawn to very girly, or sometimes even a little weird pieces (or at least my friends think they’re weird). After reflecting a little bit on this, I think it’s because I’m trying to please my inner teenager, but more on that later. Every time I’m tempted to buy something I know is iconic, but will be worn once in my life, I realize that Fashion Week might be the perfect excuse for me to wear the piece. I mean, who’s going to look at me funny in that flame skirt ? No one. Because my friends won’t be in NYC – ha !

Lolita Bag

Fire Slip White

Valentina Top Pink Shell

https://www.barneys.com/product/area-flo-stretch-lam-c3-a9-sweetheart-neck-dress-505940954.html

http://n-duo-concept.com/clothing/yellow-checkered-top.html#.W41WYn4yWRs

 

 

 

 

Rule #3 – Add some vintage picks

Sometimes, and in all modesty, I like to think of myself as a fashion visionary. I mean, did I not predict the return of « tacky chic » 2000’s bags no later than last winter ? All jokes aside, I believe vintage is the best way to stand out, and not only during Fashion Week, but at all time (no need to rewrite the vintage story here, you get me). I recently put my hand on a Fendi beaded Baguette (guess the inspo ? lol) and a pink nylon Prada bag. And because I’m nice too, here are some links to other cute finds you might love if you’re into the vintage tacky chic trend !

https://estherarchives.com/shop-2/fendi-shirt-p79bx

https://treasuresofnewyorkcity.com/products/prada-pink-mini-nylon-bag-1

https://www.therealreal.com/products/women/handbags/shoulder-bags/fendi-leather-trimmed-beaded-baguette-ldbmTvZvxVs

https://www.therealreal.com/products/women/clothing/tops/christian-dior-sleeveless-graphic-t-shirt-MfkajwTeRtE

https://www.vestiairecollective.com/women-bags/handbags/dior/pink-cloth-saddle-dior-handbag-6166181.shtml

 

 

Rule #4 – Do NOT dress according to the weather

This is not my rule, this is a fashion rule. It’s very hot in September in New York, and brands have a lot of fall Items they want you to wear at their shows. That’s just the way it is. Also, I’m kind of done with flowy dresses as soon as I set foot back to my place after the summer holidays, so I like to start digging into my fall wardrobe. You’ll probably see me strolling the streets in short denim shorts and puffy sweaters. And yes – before you ask, I am a mature woman.

https://www.toryburch.fr/harley-dress/50998.html?cgid=clothing-dresses&dwvar_50998_color=411

https://www.shopbop.com/baya-dress-jacquemus/vp/v=1/1560689902.htm?fm=search-viewall-shopbysize&os=false

https://www.shopbop.com/dao-sweater-jacquemus/vp/v=1/1548330411.htm?fm=search-viewall-shopbysize&os=false

https://www.net-a-porter.com/fr/en/product/1062158/Khaite/selena-ribbed-merino-wool-sweater

http://nathaliedumeix.fr/new-products/pantalon-joplin-velours-vert-sapin-fskft

Source : Who What Wear