Apart from the huge amount of turtlenecks I noticed coming down the runways in (digital New York,) London, Milan and Paris, a major other mini trend I saw both in shows and on the streets were belted coats.
It is not something I have never seen or tried before, but it is definitely something I am embracing to the fullest this (and possibly next) season. With my obsession for coats, a cinched waist is just that feminine detail my often menswear inspired wearings have longed for.
That said, I have set up a new style rule for myself to add at least one feminine item or detail to my everyday ensembles. Also, to wear heels (high or low, doesn’t matter) at least once a week. And what about lipstick once a week? Though never on the I am wearing heels today-day. Or is that a little much?
Belt, Acne Studios (F/W14).
It is Paris Fashion Week and I put my French suit on, the only thing not so French being my super sized sunglasses (probably a bit too much of an outer space vibe for the average Parisienne). And the fact that I wear an itsy bit of make up, just enough to prevent me from saying/singing I woke up like this all day.
The glitter-sock-in-shoes have been major life savers. If it wasn’t for them, these patent friends would have left my heels with some pretty decent war wounds while breaking them in. With the socks, I am easily sliding from Palais de Tokyo to Le Marais and from Grand Palais to the Louvre, Laduree for a tarte tatin and Rose Bakery for their asiettes legumes in between (both obviously ordered with a super Dutch/English accent).
You see, Paris is super walkable, you just need to make sure you do it in the comfy shoe variety. And if your shoe is not of that particular comfy variety, make them comfortable like a bathroom slipper.
With one and a half more days to go and a hard drive full of inspiring things to share, I can not believe how this Fashion Week season went by in just a heart beat. Maybe because I skipped New York and its horror snow this time? Maybe because everything – mainly on the streetstyle side of things – was extra extra overwhelming.
All I know for sure is that I wore a blazer/no coat in winter (heat tech underneath, but does that really count?) and that makes me happy. And I wasn’t cold.
PS: This was the only day so far Paris didn’t shed a sh*tload of rain on us.
Pictures by Anna Nooshin.
Whoops! Sorry for the leftovers from the Parisian rain (or should I say pour down?) clinging to my patent loafers. Yeah hmm, things are not really going very well with that second season 5 Piece French Wardrobe-ing of mine. Still trying to figure out how I am going to explain this to my self consciousness. (HELP?!)
So I got Stan Smiths (not exactly on my shopping list) and I got patent loafers (not on my shopping list either). Confessions, confessions…
PS: I will show you what I wore on top a bit later…
Picture by Anna Nooshin.