As promised, I’m sharing all the different looks I wore on my recent trip to Paris! It was my first time at Paris Fashion Week, and I had a lot of time to plan out my looks (unlike for NYFW where I threw things together). For Paris, I wanted to create looks around current trends, but infuse my own style into them! I also wanted to push myself a bit outside of my comfort zone – because there was no point in flying all the way to Paris just to wear the same things I wear over here! Here are all my Paris Fashion Week outfits.
I’ll do a separate blog post on how I plan and shoot outfits, but for the sake of brevity, I usually plan my outfits ahead of time and make a collage for each look, drawing inspiration from Instagram and Pinterest! I’ll include the collages for each look as well as my final look.
PFW Look 1: Parisian Dress Over Jeans
If you’ve followed my style for a while, you know that I don’t often wear prints, unless it’s African print. But polka dots are in style and I think they’re a simple enough print to incorporate into my closet! I challenged myself to style this NakdFashion polka dot dress with a classic pair of high waisted jeans (which btw, everyone needs in their closet!). I’ve been feeling the color red lately, so I accessorized with red kitten heel booties and red sunglasses! It was a bit chilly so I layered a black turtleneck underneath the dress, and topped the whole look off with a beret!
Satin Kitten Heel Sock Boots / $72
PFW Look 2: Monochrome Menswear
Feminine suits are having a huge moment right now, and one of my favorite iterations is the checked suit! I had a check blazer from Express from this project a few months ago, and was pleasantly surprised to see that the matching pants were still in stock! I thought about wearing the suit with a white turtleneck, but I decided to do a 50 Shades of Grey look (ha!) instead. This ruffle sleeve sweater is old and from Zara, but my coat is from Asos and is my 2nd favorite coat I’ve bought this season. I finished off the look with net socks and classic white sneakers, because #farshun is doing things you normally wouldn’t do!
Plaid Mid-Rise Columnist Pants / $55
PFW Look 3: 90s Sporty Chic
So 90s style is making a comeback, with chunky dad shoes, Doc Martens, and crop tops all having a moment. I drew inspiration for this look from Aaliyah, who made sagging look sexy! I’ve talked about my efforts to photograph this Calvin Klein set before, so this time I wore it with one of my favorite pair of Express jeans, a white Zara blazer, white Kenneth Cole boots, and a navy BA&SH coat! It took a lot of body confidence to rock this look, and I’ll admit, I kept pulling the top down and the bottom up, and I’m really proud of myself for pulling it off!
Modern Cotton Bralette & Tanga / $28 each
PFW Look 4: In the Trenches
You guys know I love a sleeveless coat – I wear this one all the time! When I saw this sleeveless trench on Instagram (Target’s IG ads got me), I HAD to have it. I didn’t want to wear a coat, so I paired it with a furry sleeves sweater that I otherwise would probably never wear. The most exciting aspect of this look were my pearl socks! I love that socks are becoming interesting again, and these ones were a cute accessory to add some interest to my look. I wish I had a belt bag to finish this off, but I’m trying to restrain my purse purchases!
Pearly Socks / $10