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May 2012 Lookbook: Off to the Market

Omiru's May 2012 Lookbook: Off to the Market
This look is part of Omiru’s May 2012 Lookbook series, which builds upon our 16-Piece May 2012 Capsule Wardrobe.  See more information about this look.

One of our very favorite things to do in Paris was to shop the street markets.  You could find everything you could ever want at the market - from fresh fruits & vegetables at the produce market to vintage trinkets and furniture at the flea market. People watching at the market was a sport in and of itself - so it was de rigeur to dress appropriately.  For an afternoon shopping the market, the key was comfortable chic - easy silhouettes and shoes that wouldn’t kill your feet.  Here’s how to get the look:

1. Start with a blouse that makes a statement - a colorful, abstract print blouse that sets the cheerful tone for the entire look.
2. Slip on a maxi skirt for a look that’s effortlessly chic.
3. Grab an oversized tote (don’t you love the classic mini-stripe?) and shoes that you can walk in (the wedge heel makes these heels more comfortable).
4. Add your final flourishes - a pair of oversized sunglasses and a breezy scarf.  Tie the scarf to your tote when you walk out of the house; if it gets too windy, you can always use it to tie your hair back. 

What would you wear while shopping the market?
  Share your style in the comments!

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