Parisian Influence



One of the best things about fashion month is all the street style inspiration I see. Nothing makes me want to be more creative with my wardrobe and push myself out of my comfort zone like seeing impeccably dressed people on the streets! Wandering around Paris last week was no exception to this, and there was one thing that stood out to more than anything else; colour. Now you guys know that I am a lover of a monochrome palette, but recently I have been trying to incorporate a little bit of colour here and there in my outfit - after all, it is spring, so what better timing! 

Some women wear colour incredibly effortlessly, like Iris Apfel who can make the most incredibly loud and bright combinations look like the easiest thing to wear. I think the trick with incorporating what you see on the catwalks, street style or on your style icons into your own wardrobe is to cherry pick. Take from it the aspects you think work for you, and ease yourself into it. You may have noticed recently I have been experimenting with hues of pink. Blush tones have been everywhere on the catwalks in both London and Pairs, and I love it. Now, pink is not typically ‘me’, but I have been easing it into my wardrobe by pairing it with combinations I already know and love.


After having seen the Iris Apfel exhibition in Le Bon Marché while in Paris, I was inspired to extend my experimentation to some colour and a print. Which, believe me, is a big step outside my comfort zone. I went with a simple pink knit, in the perfect baby pink that I have been loving and a subtly printed jacket. The jacket contains complementary colours to the jumper so it all tied together perfectly, making the look feel slightly more minimal and much more ‘me’. I loved this outfit so much - it’s perfect for spring and by keeping the silhouette slightly oversized stopped this look from being too girly. 

I generally find that what I am inspired by in terms of fashion also extends into other aspects of my life. So my need to experiment with pops of colour is not limited to just my outfits; it extends into my homeware choices, even the car I want to drive! Your style can be reflected in every area of life, and what could be better than sporting a little bit of colour and having your car complement just that; which is an option with the new DS 3 which can be personalised with it’s two-toned colour options. We spotted DS 3’s everywhere in Paris, they are such a Parisian car! Perfect for experimenting with your own Parisian-inspired wardrobe alongside. 

JACKET: H&M | JUMPER: & OTHER STORIES (old, similar option here) | JEANS: LEVI'S 501s | BOOTS: ALEXANDER WANG (similar here

New DS 3 and New DS 3 Cabrio make a winning formula even better. Designed with a clean new look the car is the automotive embodiment of Parisian chic. Beneath its stylish exterior New DS 3 is built on the DS foundations of technology, refinement and attention to detail. From DS LED vision headlights through to 7" touch screen and mirror screen, the car is full of technology to make life easy. Watchstrap design leather seats is an example of the refinement in New DS 3, ensuring that our most compact car meets the exacting standards we demand of every DS. It's also a car with a multitude of options to personalize so the the owner can make the car their very own style statement.

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