A walk through the streets in Paris is the surefire way to inspire any creative soul.
Opulent artistic details around every corner had me in awe during my last visit to Paris in spring this year. It’s not too exaggerating to say that the city itself is a living and constantly evolving art museum. Everyone is a performer in some form of arts, and they’re out to be seen. So it really comes as no surprise that this grand city is a nurture ground for designers, artists or anyone with a creative mind. Not to mention that French men and women are insanely well dressed with the ‘effortlessly chic’ style that they created.
I have to admit that going for the ‘effortless chic’ look is one sophisticated styling skill that takes time and numerous failed attempts to master (which still isn’t exactly my forte!). The one most enlightened moment in styling I came across when watching the Parisians out to play in their daily lives is their sophistication on mixing and matching high end designer fashion with €5 pre-loved vintage find. For me this is exactly the most exciting aspect of styling that makes it such a unique vehicle in expressing yourself and how you want to be remembered.
Having brought home a suitcase packed with treasures guided by my vintage shopping GPS (Guilty Pleasure System) in Paris, I thought I’d present this ‘Parisian State of Mind‘ lookbook throwing in a few key pieces that I oh-so-proudly scored in the vintage stores (with ridiculously budget-friendly price tags!). And a big thanks to Vision Direct who’s sent me this pair Kenzo Paris crystal spotted purple sunglasses that arrived just before my birthday to complete this look.
[ Parisian State of Mind | LACE N RUFFLES LOOKBOOK]
Sunglasses in crystal spotted purple: Kenzo Paris from Vision Direct onine
Vintage 80s silk scarf (worn as head scarf): €3 purchase from Paris
Vintage calf leather bag: €20 purchase from Paris
Faux fur trimmed dress: Bought in Seoul, South Korea
Blocked heels sandals: Topshop
Leather gloves: Zara
Gold leaves necklace: Gift from my brother from Tina’s Choice, Hong Kong
Tenax film camera circa 1959: Olympic Antique, Portobello Road London
So tell me Dear Reader, are you a maven in styling designer fashion with cheap-as-chips pre-loved pieces? How do you channel your inner Parisian to style your outfit? Let’s start the conversations in the comments below, or tag your outfit photos using #Lacenruffles on Facebook and Instagram.
Until next time. Stay gorgeous. x