Either you’re in New York or halfway across the globe in Paris, it’s no secret that during Fashion Week the swanning cobbled streets outside the main panoplies are usually filled with models, bloggers and editors donned in the season’s trendiest pieces. A mishmash array of bold colors and jazzy prints framed in unrestrained luxury? No doubt. A style-setting pictorial display of “who wore what and how” that millions of social media savvy girls follow suit? Totally.
So here’s the roundup. While New York brought us the utilitarian Alexander Wang-clad MOD look, London introduced us to normcore (which was coined by a trend forecasting group to resonate with the laid-back chill vibe). Milan, as heavily influenced by steamroller designers like D&G and Valentino, bestowed upon us the ethereal Victorian goddess semblance. And Paris, the enigmatic la Ville-Lumière, shed its light on the perennially chic look of head-to-toe noir.
With Fashion Week on a respite as a spawning list of leggy models and socialites prepare for the Tokyo show commencing October 13, we can take a breath to absorb in all the novel trends we’ve seen so far on our Bloglovin feed. As we rewind the sensory overload reel that Fashion Week showed us on the runway screen, there’s a well-curated selection of avant-garde trends to emulate. Guipure lace, jacquard patterns, jersey-paneled dresses, and sleeveless capes. The list goes on.
Of all the spiffy coils and fans on the runway, my favorite style for Fall is the cozy sweater + midi skirt look. And not just any pairing really. But a tonal shrug towards a neutral ensemble that plays up different fabrics and texture. One that emphasizes on the classic streamlined look with a zest of edge.
For those that have relished with me in my fashion-centric musings for some time now, you know that I have an affinity for black shoes. What to pair with head-to-toe black ensemble? Black cut-out pumps. An off-kilter neoprene dress? Black lace stilettos. You get my drift.
So to emulate this Parisienne style right off the bat from Carrousel du Louvre, I went with a black & white outfit where I paired my duo-toned crop sweater with a lace midi skirt. I love the sheer lace detail where you see the star patterns transpire the further south you go, leaving much to the proverbial line of “leaving some to the imagination”. To add an extra pep to the outfit, I went with these black suede wedges (classic Lena) with an oscillating pattern that makes the outfit fun while keeping the color scheme in check (find HERE). A duffel bag in neutral shades of brown and black kept all my knick knacks in place.
Who said monotonous black and white is boring? Take it from the Parisian ladies walking down the avenues donned in timeless and trendy pieces in ways that appear effortless. Keep the color neutral. Play up the texture. That’s the “sais” de “je ne sais quoi”, ma chérie 🙂
Photos: Jason J Photography
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