January 20th, 2010
Strolling down the streets of Paris, I spotted a woman whose style perfectly embodied the playful relationship the French have with fashion and gender roles (recall Yves Saint Laurent’s le smoking - a tuxedo suit designed for women). Mixing a tough moto jacket and buckled boots with a prim blouse and full skirt, she had outfitted herself in a blend of soft and hard, masculine and feminine that’s quintessentially French. What made this outfit work? The blend of textures and styles, her impeccable accessories, and her attitude.
Zippered Snap Moto Jacket | $32.80 at Forever 21
Parisienne Sailor Blouse | $55 at Topshop
Rosette Dotted Skirt | $29 at Twelve by Twelve
Cobweb Snood | $32 at Topshop
Washed Leather Conical Stud Shoulder Bag | $135.98 at ASOS
ASIA Leather Lace Up Ankle Boot | $110.48 at ASOS