ALL IN THE DETAILS: À la Parisienne

A great sense of style seems to be a given in a fashion capital like Paris, and I love being inspired by how different Fashionistas compose their looks. A single trend can be adopted and adapted in so many different ways depending on your personal style and the accompanying details can totally make or break the look. This season, we’ve been seeing a lot of 1970s inspiration with destroyed denim, frayed hems, pom-pom details, and chunkier jewelry which this Fashionista pairs perfectly with vintage pieces.

This Fashionista hails from Mexico, but has called Paris her home for the past year. She has definitely found the perfect combination of on-trend pieces and classic, timeless accents. Looking put together for a day at school or an apéro at a trendy café, she effortlessly mixes high street and high fashion and pairs a neutral top from H&M with Zara frayed hem jeans, Public Desire booties, and a leather trench coat from Uniqlo. She keeps her look casual and current by styling her coat slightly off-the-shoulder and yet makes it elegant by adding the perfect vintage accessories. This Fashionista wears several simple rings, her mother’s gorgeous chandelier earrings, a pair of tortoise shell sunglasses, borrowed from a friend, and the most classic of all—a vintage Chanel bag.  All of these details complement her more on-trend outfit by bringing it back to the basics and totally rendering her look more relatable and timeless.

I love how this Fashionista combines elements of her personal style with current trends and seems to blend them effortlessly, all while staying relevant. Her choice of accessories makes her look work which totally illustrates how something as simple as a few details can really change a look. Try recreating this look with your favorite vintage jewelry and some cool shades, or change it up by opting for a bomber jacket and a studded clutch. No matter your vibe, you can take this look and make it your own just by adding the right accessories.

The more I work in fashion and study in this type of atmosphere, the more I’ve realized how important it is stay true to your roots and your own sense of style rather than just copy and paste whatever trend you see in store windows or in the pages of your favorite fashion magazine. Take in all the inspiration you can, but don’t forget to be yourself. That’s what makes fashion so amazing!